Cory R. Buck

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Cory is a litigator and shareholder at Case Linden who focuses his practice primarily on cases involving claims of employment discrimination, products liability, and catastrophic personal injury. In addition, he routinely defends counties and municipalities in a wide variety of civil rights cases brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Cory is a zealous advocate for his clients and strives to accomplish their goals as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Cory was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas. While in law school, he served as Executive Editor for the Washburn Law Journal and completed internships for Hon. Julie Robinson, U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas, and the U.S. Attorney's Office. Before joining Case Linden, Cory worked at a law firm in Wichita, Kansas where he was actively engaged in civil litigation defense. Presently, he resides in Overland Park, Kansas with his wife, Nicole, and their two children.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Products Liability
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Business Litigation
  • Professional Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri

Education

  • Washburn University
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Kansas
    • B.A., With Distinction
    • Honors: Phi Betta Kappa Honor Society

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Kansas Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Bar Association

Recent Successes

Won a motion to dismiss legal malpractice claims involving a law firm’s role in securing patent protection on unique technology in which tens of millions of dollars were at stake.

Serving as second chair, obtained a defense verdict following a jury trial in favor of his clients, a series of motor dealership franchises, to allegations of breach of contract and fraud in which the Plaintiff sought damages in excess of $600,000.

Following two days of a jury trial in Jackson County, Missouri, and serving as second-chair, obtained a full dismissal of an employment discrimination lawsuit brought by a former employee.

Obtained summary judgment defending an FMLA retaliation claim brought by a former employee.

Won motions to dismiss several products liability lawsuits in state and federal court for lack of personal jurisdiction over the manufacturers.

Defeated a federal class action lawsuit by successfully arguing that arbitration agreements required arbitration of each employment discrimination claim on an individual, rather than class, basis.