Nancy Corsones is a partner in the firm’s Phoenix office and has 35 years’ experience as a practicing attorney and judge. Her practice focuses on complex civil litigation, insurance defense and coverage matters. Ms. Corsones began her career as a litigator in 1983 in California, and then relocated to Vermont, where she represented a broad range of business and individual clients in civil, family, probate, criminal and appellate matters. She has extensive trial and ADR experience and has tried many jury and bench trials to successful conclusion, including multiple environmental law matters, two of which she argued to the Vermont Supreme Court.
Ms. Corsones was appointed as a Judge to the Vermont Superior Court in 1997 where she presided over more than 500 bench and jury trials in all divisions of the trial court, including the civil, criminal and family divisions, and the appellate division - magistrates’ court. She was also appointed as an acting Justice for the Vermont Supreme Court. In 2003, Ms. Corsones was the founding committee chair of Vermont's first federally supported treatment court. In addition, she was state chair of the Guardian Ad Litem Advisory Committee, a member of the Family Division Oversight Committee, a former member of the Children and Family Council for Prevention Programs, and while in private practice, a member of the Professional Responsibility Board. Ms. Corsones was also a member of the National Council for Juvenile and Family Court Judges, was a former member of the New England Association of Drug Court Professionals, and completed, with distinction, many courses at the National Judicial College, including "Managing Challenging Family Law Cases - A Practical Approach." In 2011, she was awarded the College's Certificate of Judicial Development, General Jurisdiction Trial Court Skills.
Ms. Corsones has published numerous legal articles, including “How Should Courts Respond to the Issues of Opiate Dependent Newborns? Finding Manageable Solutions in Agonizing Cases;" "Family Court - A Day in the Life;" and "Commonwealth Edison v. State of Montana: Constitutional Limitations of State Energy Resource Taxation."
Ms. Corsones received her Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law where she was managing editor of the Pepperdine Law Review. She is licensed to practice in California (1983), Vermont (1984), and is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, District of Vermont and the U.S. Claims Court and the U.S. Tax Court.