About Timothy Stephen Cory

Timothy S. Cory is an AV rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbel, the country’s most widely consulted and most respected directory of lawyers, law firms and the legal market. The A signifies legal ability of Very High to Preeminent and the V signifies a Very High General Recommendation Rating.

Mr. Cory is a former Chapter 7 Federal Bankrutcy trustee in Nevada and has been appointed Special Master and Receiver by the Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County Nevada and has served as a Commissioner for the Nevada State Ethics Commission (2012-2016). He is also recognized as an expert witness by the Eighth Judicial District Court, Clark County Nevada and United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada.

Mr. Cory has primarily concentrated his legal practice in the area of bankruptcy, business restructuring, creditors’ rights, real estate and federal lititgation. Mr. Cory is a member of the Nevada State Bar, American Bar Association, presently serving on the Section on Business, Committee on pre-bankruptcy workouts and also formerly serving on the American Bar Association Special Task Force on payment of professionals in bankruptcy. Mr. Cory is also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Nevada Trial Lawyers Association, the Clark County Bar Association, and the John Sherman Myers Society of the Washington College of Law. He is admitted to practice before all courts in Nevada, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Temporary Emergency Court of Appeals, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, and the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Cory was Legislative Assistant to the Honorable Howard W. Cannon, U.S. Senator for the State of Nevada (1977-1980), and federal law clerk for the United States District Court for the District of Nevada (1980-1982).

Mr. Cory’s practice includes a long list of high profile cases such as the Dunes Hotel and Casino, Debbie Reynolds Hotel and Casino, National Airlines, Riviera Hotel and Casino, N & T Associates, Inc. dba: Aladdin Hotel & Casino, and the Santa Fe Hotel and Casino, Jakes Crane and Rigging, Jim L. Shetakis Distributing and the largest civil rights action ever filed in the state of Nevada (Culinary Local 226 v. Clark County, Nevada.


  • J.D., Washington College of Law, American University, Washington, D.C., 1980
  • M.A. in Communications, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 1977
  • B.A. in Major Rhetoric and Public Address, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 1974

Cory Reade Dows and Shafer serves clients in Las Vegas, in Clark County and throughout Nevada.

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