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B-Metro Recognizes Cory Watson Founders as “Hall of Fame” Attorneys

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Five Cory Watson Principals Selected as TopFlight Attorneys in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Cory Watson Attorneys is proud to announce that Managing Principal and Co-Founder Ernest Cory and Co-Founder Leila H. Watson have both been selected to the inaugural class of Hall of Fame Attorneys by B-Metro Magazine, a Birmingham-based publication.

This selection comes as the Co-Founders prepare to celebrate the 24-year anniversary of the founding of Cory Watson Attorneys. The two attorneys have been practicing law together for more than 35 years.

Cory Watson’s co-founders join 16 other Birmingham-area attorneys recognized as Hall of Fame Attorneys by B-Metro Magazine.

In addition to being named Hall of Fame Attorneys, Cory and Watson join three more of Cory Watson’s principal attorneys in recognition as 2019 Top-Flight Attorneys by B-Metro. The full list includes:

Co-Founder Ernest Cory – Hall of Fame

Co-Founder Leila H. Watson – Hall of Fame

Shareholder Douglas A. Dellaccio, Jr.

Shareholder F. Jerome Tapley

Principal Elizabeth E. Chambers

B-Metro’s TopFlight Attorneys are recognized based upon their body of work including successful outcomes for their clients, outstanding service, peer recognition, community involvement and furthering the reputation of the legal profession in the greater Birmingham area.

Hall of Fame attorneys receive special recognition as those who have been in practice for more than 25 years.

“We are honored to be recognized by B-Metro as top attorneys in Birmingham. We will continue to help injured clients, not only in Birmingham and Nashville, but anywhere that we are needed in the United States,” said Ernest Cory, founding principal and managing shareholder of Cory Watson Attorneys.

Cory Watson Attorneys has received “TopFlight Attorney” recognition from B-Metro each year since the awards program was launched in 2007. In addition, firm co-founders Ernest Cory and Leila H. Watson received special recognition as Hall of Fame Attorneys who have been in practice for 25+ years.

“I love being a lawyer and working with lawyers. Honestly, I cannot imagine being anything other than a lawyer. The skills I learned as a lawyer to help my clients, I also use to promote my values: children, education and making Birmingham a better place for families,” said Leila H. Watson, founding principal and shareholder of Cory Watson Attorneys.

These lists are comprised of outstanding attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Education, reputation, commitment to professionalism and community impact were considered in the selection process.

On behalf of our thousands of clients nationwide, each of us at Cory Watson Attorneys congratulates this team of amazing lawyers for their outstanding achievement.

About Cory Watson Attorneys

Cory Watson Attorneys is a nationally recognized personal injury law firm based in Birmingham, Ala., with more than 3 Billion in recoveries for clients. Attorneys are frequently at the forefront of major class actions and multidistrict litigations involving dangerous pharmaceuticals and product liability, and are often appointed to leadership positions in national cases. Firm practice areas include Personal Injury, Product Liability, Class Action, Asbestos, Business & Commercial Litigation, Dangerous Pharmaceuticals, Defective Medical Devices, and Environmental/Toxic Torts.

The full 2019 TopFlight Attorneys list, including Hall of Fame honorees, will be published in the March issue of B-Metro magazine and is available online at

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