Corrie is our primary appellate litigator, focusing his practice on civil appeals, criminal appeals, and criminal post-conviction cases. He also authors the firm's blog, SCOPAblog, which is the only regularly updated blog providing monthly comprehensive coverage of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania's precedential opinions and allocatur grants.
Corrie became an attorney because he believes deeply in liberty and justice for all, and prides himself in bringing excellent advice and aggressive advocacy to every case. He has represented individuals, businesses, and even major political and interest groups in civil matters ranging from the ordinary landlord/tenant case to redistricting litigation and criminal matters ranging from the ordinary traffic ticket to capital murder cases.
In addition to his work with the firm, Corrie is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association and its Appellate Advocacy Committee, as well as the Allegheny County Bar Association, where he serves as Chair of its Appellate Practice Committee, and as a member of its Criminal Litigation Section, Publications Committee, and Sole and Small Firm Section. He is also a member of the Washington County Bar Association. In connection with these organizations, Corrie has presented numerous legal education seminars in the areas of appellate practice and constitutional law. Corrie has also authored numerous articles in the areas of appellate practice and criminal defense for publications including the Allegheny County Bar Association Lawyers Journal.
Before founding Woods Law Offices, Corrie served as a staff attorney to Chief Justice Debra Todd of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for roughly 6 years, and, before that, as a staff attorney to Judge Arthur Recht of the First Judicial Circuit of West Virginia. Corrie graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of the Coif and Research Editor for the University of Pittsburgh Law Review, where he was awarded for excellence in the study of appellate practice and constitutional law. Corrie also graduated summa cum laude with valedictory honors from West Liberty University in West Liberty, West Virginia.