Cory J. Person


Tampa, FL
D 813.358.6752
[email protected]


  • J.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.S., magna cum laude, Methodist University

Cory J. Person is a Partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Tampa office.  Mr. Person’s practice focuses on the defense of claims in the areas of tort and catastrophic loss, and labor & employment throughout Florida.  A “big picture” thinker, Mr. Person works diligently to obtain the best possible resolution for his clients. Clients appreciate the focus and attention to detail he provides to resolving every matter as well as his ability to address potential issues which could arise in the future.

Mr. Person’s Tort and Catastrophic Loss practice includes defense of claims involving premises liability, construction accidents, product liability, and negligent security.  He has represented clients in healthcare, retail, hospitality, construction, and transportation sectors as well as non-profits, religious and charitable organizations.

In Mr. Person’s employment practice, he handles matters before federal and state courts throughout Florida and also before administrative agencies.  His labor and employment practice encompasses the issues that employers may face in managing and interacting with employees, including employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, wage and hour claims, FMLA and ADA claims, and disputes surrounding enforcement and defense of non-compete, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements.

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  • Past President, Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Past President, George Edgecomb Bar Association
  • Member, DRI
  • Member, IADC