In Memoriam: Corey T. Fannin

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Corey Fannin | Circeo Fannin PSCCorey Fannin, a founding member of Circeo Fannin, P.S.C., was born and raised in Kentucky. He was licensed to practice law in three states (Kentucky, Georgia, and Missouri), and he was frequently asked to associate with attorneys in other states for the purpose of handling complex personal injury cases. In 2015, Corey obtained the largest nursing home pain and suffering verdict in Kentucky history.1 The verdict was one of the top ten pain and suffering verdicts of all time in Kentucky.2 The total award in that case was $18,000,000, with $8,500,000 of that amount for pain and suffering/resident’s rights violations.3 Less than three months after that verdict, Corey obtained a seven figure verdict at trial for a widow whose husband was a victim of nursing home neglect.4

Over the course of Corey’s career, he practiced civil litigation pertaining to wrongful death, nursing home abuse and neglect, trucking crashes, car crashes, products liability, medical malpractice, child abuse, wrongful termination, discrimination, and a variety of other personal injury cases.

Corey Fannin received his B.A. in Psychology in the Honors Program and his law degree from the University of Kentucky in 2004 and 2007, respectively. During his undergraduate studies, he helped to run experiments in the Psychology department of the University of Kentucky related to eyewitness testimony and other subjects in psychology related to the legal field. He interned for the Honorable Will T. Scott, Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Kentucky during law school.

Corey was repeatedly selected as a Kentucky Super Lawyer, a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, the research team at Super Lawyers selects no more than 5% of lawyers in the state for the Super Lawyers list. He was a guest speaker on a variety of topics regarding personal injury. He also wrote for The Advocate, the magazine for the Kentucky Justice Association which is an organization that fights for the constitutional jury trial rights of all Kentuckians.

Highlights of his career included:

Corey lectured as an Adjunct Professor for the Medical Liability Course at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Corey was a longstanding member of the Board of Governors of the KJA.

Corey handled multiple cases that helped protect the citizens of the Commonwealth from oppressive arbitration agreements meant to strip them of their constitutional right to a jury trial.

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    The Kentucky Trial Court Review, December 21, 2015.  
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  3. The Estate of Eliza Jennings v. The Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, et al., 10-CI-551.  Commonwealth of Kentucky, Madison Circuit Court.  The facts of the case involved allegations of nursing home abuse and neglect, including, but not limited to, a pressure ulcer and contractures.  The verdict of $18,000,000 included $4,500,000 for resident’s rights violations of the resident. The resident’s rights award was later determined by the Court post-trial not be recoverable by an Estate based on subsequent Supreme Court of Kentucky precedent, resulting in an Order for new trial.
  4. The Estate of Roger Collins v. Hilltop Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility, LLC, et al., 08-CI-90103.  Commonwealth of Kentucky, Bath Circuit Court.  The facts of the case involved allegations of nursing home abuse and neglect, including, but not limited to, fall, neck fracture and dehydration.  The verdict was in the amount of $1,080,338. Defendants appealed the verdict, resulting in a reduction in the amount of the final award. The Kentucky Trial Court Review, March 28, 2016.

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