McCOOL LAW, PLLC

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Corey R. McCool, Attorney at Law

After my graduation from the University of Wyoming College of Law, I served as Law Clerk for the Honorable James N. Wolfe in Sheridan, Wyoming. Judge Wolfe was a great mentor to me, and I treasure the lessons I learned not only in the law but in horseback riding and cattle branding. Upon completion of my Judicial Clerkship, I moved from small-town Wyoming to New
York City where I worked for a large firm. My primary client was Lloyd’s of London. My favorite case involved a ship which sank in 1850 full of California gold. Lloyd’s had paid the insurance claim and tried to claim ownership, but the court awarded it to the finder. Finders keepers as they say. Working for a big New York City firm was not a good fit for me so I went back to
school and became a teacher.

I returned to my home state of Indiana and taught history for 15 years at a Catholic high school. Later, I taught history at an all-girls boarding school. During those years I also coached debate and served as a Scoutmaster. I have so many great memories as a Scoutmaster. The Boy Scouts is a great program, based on values and fulfilling the important mission of getting kids out into nature. I had the privilege of leading groups of boys on over two dozen two-week backpacking trips through the Rocky Mountains. Those were challenging and richly rewarding adventures. Throughout those years of teaching, I maintained my interest in the law. My wife and I fell in love with Idaho, and we decided to move here and make Idaho our home. In my work with the Idaho Volunteer Lawyer Program, I was shocked at the abuse some elderly people suffered and decided to focus my career as an attorney  advocating for the elderly. People go through many stages of life, but at every stage their values, dreams, and goals deserve respect. My mission as a representative of the vulnerable is to learn a little about the life of my client so that I may fully advocate for their interests. For many years, I worked with young people, and my mission then was to aid them in fulfilling their dreams. And so, although I now work with the elderly my basic philosophy remains the same. As a son, I have witnessed the challenges my
parents faced as they aged. It is deeply rewarding as an attorney, to be of help to the elderly as they face similar challenges.

Legal Experience

Idaho Volunteer Lawyer Program, Boise, ID
Case Coordinator: investigated applications and placed clients with willing and qualified
volunteer attorneys.
LeBoeuf, Leiby, Lamb, and MacRae, New York City
Law Clerk: investigated complaints made by State Insurance Commissions and based on the
relevant facts and law made recommendations to Lloyd’s of London.

Fourth Judicial District, Sheridan, Wyoming
Law Clerk: wrote legal memorandums based on my legal research to assist the Court in ruling
on motions made by lawyers.

Education

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Two Courses: Elder Law Basics, Elder Law Essentials
University of Wyoming College of Law
Juris Doctorate, Law Review

Idaho Supreme Court/Sue Bronson, LCSW
Elder Mediation Training
University of Southern Indiana
Bachelor of Science in Economics 

Organization Memberships

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
Member of the Board of the Idaho Guardian and Fiduciary Association
Boise Estate Planning Council
Justice Alliance for Vulnerable Adults
Idaho State Historical Society