Cory S. Fein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Houston, TX

Cory Fein Law Firm
 | 712 Main St, Suite 800
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 281-254-7717
Fax: 530-748-0601
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004 - 2005, 2007
Licensed Since: 1991
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of his own law firm located in Houston, Texas, Cory S. Fein has developed a well-deserved reputation as a leading commercial trial attorney. Providing representation to clients throughout the greater metropolitan area, he divides his practice among class action lawsuits, whistleblower cases governed by the federal False Claims Act, general commercial litigation, and plaintiff's personal injury and wrongful death cases arising out of defective products.

Mr. Fein has been able to obtain many high-dollar settlements and jury awards during his distinguished career. In one of his class action cases, he represented nearly 5,000 class members who were suing a well-known car title lender for improperly obtaining personal and financial information from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. While most class actions end up being settled, this invasion of privacy case went to judgment, and the ultimate award was more than $12.3 million. Mr. Fein served as co-counsel in a lawsuit based on the False Claims Act and involving fraudulent Medicare claims submitted by a leading Nevada health care provider. It ended up being settled for $9.5 million.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Fein attended The University of Texas at Austin and was inducted into The Phi Beta Kappa Society after receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1988. Remaining on campus, he pursued his legal education at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor with honors in 1991. After graduation, Mr. Fein spent several years at a leading Houston law firm, where he represented defendants in commercial lawsuits. He then gained significant experience at a plaintiff's class action firm before founding his own firm in 2014. Mr. Fein is admitted to practice in Texas and California as well as before numerous federal trial and appeals courts.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Class Action/Mass Torts (60%): Class Actions

Business Litigation (20%)

Personal Injury - General (20%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

Focus Areas

Class Actions, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2004 - 2005, 2007

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About Cory Fein

Admitted: 1991, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.coryfeinlaw.com/cory-feins-background/

Honors/Awards:

  • Commended on April 10, 2012, by Mayor of Lancaster, California for exceptional achievement in securing $2 million settlement in a Consumer Protection case in the Superior Court of California for the County of Los Angeles, Commendation for Exceptional Achievement, Mayor of Lancaster, California, 2012
  • Named as one of Houston’s Top Lawyers by H Texas Magazine, 2014 - 2017
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, Southern Texas, 2017
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation (top 1/3 of 1% of Texas lawyers)
  • Named Rising Star by Thomson Reuters as published in Texas Monthly magazine, 2004 - 2007
  • Named Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters as published in Texas Monthly magazine, 2015 - 2017

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licensed to practice in Western District of Tennessee, 2012
  • Licensed to practice in Northern District of Indiana, 2012
  • Licensed to practice in Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois, 2010
  • Licensed to practice in Eastern, Southern, Central and Northern Districts of California, 2008
  • Licensed to practice by California Supreme Court, 2007
  • Licensed to practice in Eastern District of Michigan, 2006
  • Licensed to practice in Northern District of Florida, 2005
  • Licensed to practice in the United States Supreme Court, 2005
  • Licensed to practice by Texas Supreme Court, 1991
  • Certified FINRA arbitrator
  • Licensed to practice in Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • Licensed to practice in Fifth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeals

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • District Court of Colorado
  • District Court Northern District of Texas

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Inner city school mentoring program, FACES of Change
  • Career day speaker, YMCA Achieve
  • Volunteer, Houston Food Bank

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Authored and presented paper on computer-based discovery at meeting of Jefferson County Bar Association, 2001
  • Moderator at panel on deposing corporate representatives at Texas Bar CLE Business Torts Institute 2010, Dallas Texas on October 28, 2010, Business Torts Institute
  • Co-authored and presented paper on computer-based discovery at University of Houston Advanced Business Litigation seminar in Houston, Dallas and Austin programs in 1997 and 1998
  • Guest lecturer on Class Actions and Whistleblower Law, at Adj. Prof. Charles Brown's class, Law Office Management: How to Make Money as a Lawyer, Spring 2015, University of Houston School of Law

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Cory Fein was the responsible attorney for Caddell & Chapman, co-counsel for a class of bank account holders in a Florida federal case involving improper overdraft charges. On August 10, 2012, Mr. Fein and his co-counsel successfully had a class certified and successfully defeated an interlocutory appeal to the Eleventh Circuit. A settlement was reached and given final approval, 2014
  • Cory Fein served as lead counsel for a nationwide class of insureds alleging that they were underpaid on their property loss claims due to improper calculation of payment amounts. The settlement provided repayment of 100% of the alleged underpayment, plus interest, and obtained final approval by a California federal court, 2014
  • Cory Fein served as sole lead counsel for a class of persons who rented vehicles through an online website for use outside of the United States and alleged that insurance fees and taxes were improperly disclosed. He successfully obtained a class action settlement for a nationwide class, which settlement was approved by California federal court, 2014
  • Cory Fein was the responsible attorney for Caddell & Chapman, co-counsel for a class of vehicle owners who alleged their tires wore prematurely and irregularly as a result of improperly designed rear suspension.  Mr. Fein and his co-counsel successfully obtained class certification, defended it against interlocutory appeal, after which they negotiated a settlement which obtained final approval in a California federal court, 2014
  • A Multidistrict Litigation proceeding (Case No. MDL-2223), consolidating 35 cases from around the country and resulting in a nationwide settlement approved by an Illinois federal court.   Cory Fein served as the responsible attorney for Caddell & Chapman (sole lead counsel) and as chair of the Discovery Committee. A settlement was approved on July 2, 2013, by Federal District Judge Matthew J. Kennelly (“the settlement can be viewed as paying roughly 50% of the full value of the class members’ claims, were they to succeed” and is “clearly fair”). The settlement provided partial reimbursement for post-warranty engine repair costs incurred by a class of over 1 million current and former owners of vehicles equipped with diesel engines, and attorneys’ fees of $12.8 million were awarded on August 11, 2013 (approving the “relatively modest” lodestar multiplier of 1.25), 2013
  • Cory Fein was the responsible attorney at Caddell & Chapman, Lead Counsel in a California case against two major beverage manufacturers which resulted in a settlement for a nationwide class of consumers. The settlement obtained final approval on August 31, 2012, in Los Angeles Superior Court, 2012
  • A settlement that obtained final approval from Federal District Judge Marcia Crone on July 2, 2009 in the Eastern District of Texas, in which the owners of some 20,000  ambulances were eligible to obtain substantial compensation from the defendant in the form of extended warranties, reimbursements for repairs, and enhanced service.  Cory Fein served as the responsible attorney at Caddell & Chapman, lead counsel for the class, 2009
  • A class action settlement providing injunctive and monetary relief to a nationwide class of Hartford insureds with respect to the payment of General Contractor’s overhead and profit on property damage claims, approved by Judge Bury of the Federal District Court of Arizona on June 18, 2008. Cory Fein served as the responsible attorney at Caddell & Chapman, lead counsel on the case, 2008
  • One of the largest class actions in history including more than 190 million class members, where the settlement was approved in an Illinois federal court by Judge Robert Gettleman on September 17, 2008, and prominent class action expert Professor Geoffrey Miller stated “[h]aving worked closely with [Cory Fein and his firm, Caddell & Chapman], I can also attest that they are among the finest class action attorneys I have been privileged to know during my two decades of experience in this field of law. They not only possess excellent analytical and rhetorical skills, but—more importantly—displayed remarkable qualities of judgment, imagination and persistence.” Cory Fein served as the responsible attorney at Caddell & Chapman, one of the named settlement class counsel, 2008
  • Cory Fein was the responsible attorney for Caddell & Chapman, Lead Counsel in In re Ford Motor Co. Speed Control Deactivation Switch Products Liability Litigation, an MDL proceeding (Case No. MDL-1718) pending in the Eastern District of Michigan. Cory Fein took the lead role in facilitating a double-tracked, multi-party mediation that resulted in more than 100 settlements of cases involving vehicle fires

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas, B.A., Honors: with high honors, Plan II Liberal Arts Honors Program, 1988
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Office Location for Cory S. Fein

712 Main St
Suite 800
Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 281-254-7717

Fax: 530-748-0601

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Last Updated: 1/2/2019

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