THEODORE A. CORLESS
Ted Corless is a founding partner of Corless Barfield Trial Group and nationally known author of the editorial blog, News Munchies ( www.newsmunchies.com). Throughout his exceptional career, he
has remained one of the few elite lawyers to represent both insurers
and insureds, having played for both teams. Corless delivered tour
de force verdicts on complex property insurance cases for the largest
insurers in America. “Ted built his winning track record on defending
them and now he embraces his role as the slayer of insurance companies,” explains Morgan Barfield of Corless Barfield Trial Group.
Corless’ accelerated climb to the upper echelons of the legal
community practically defied gravity. He tried his first jury trial less
than six months after being licensed and engaged in his first oral argument before the Kansas Supreme Court just one year later. Winning
both, Corless spent the first part of his legal career at two of the largest international law firms, both known for their vigorous representation of Big Insurance and Big Tobacco. Only Ted Corless, who takes
calculated risks and makes exceeding expectations common practice,
would pass on partnership opportunities from two of The American
Lawyer’s top-rated firms to start his own.
In forming Corless Barfield Trial Group, located in Tampa, Florida,
Corless quickly amassed an army of lawyers and resources to defend
multimillion-dollar cases involving sinkholes, hurricanes, structural
engineering failures and any property issue ever conceived by an insurance policy. Corless uses his first-hand, behind the scenes knowledge to go after insurance companies on behalf of Florida families
and business owners. “I wanted to create a law firm I would instantaneously hire myself if I ever needed help. This is it,” Corless expresses.
His firm effortlessly builds trust with jurors and clients, allowing his
team to “stand tall against any law firm in the business on substance,
energy and passion.” Corless Barfield Trial Group focuses on the trials themselves and builds cases in reverse. “We are prepared to go
to trial for every client we represent, rather than seek compromised
settlements that leave our clients feeling less than complete.” Corless continues to spend significant time in the legal trenches working
for marginalized people, including the underprivileged and veterans.
Ted Corless continues to set new standards of legal excellence
while expanding his interests. In maintaining a public persona, Ted
Corless created www.newsmunchies.com, a content driven website
dedicated to helping people think more critically about the law, politics, government, religion and society. Corless is also the host of a
nationally syndicated radio program and podcasts, News Munchies
with Ted Corless.
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