R. Cory Schnepper

R. Cory Schnepper

Managing Partner
Location:
Miami, Florida
Phone:
786-724-2554
Fax:
305-670-0716
Email:

R. Cory Schnepper practices workers' compensation, labor, and employment law as a shareholder in the law firm of LEVINE, BUSCH & SCHNEPPER, P.A. He specializes in the areas of the Workers' Compensation Act, The Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability related fields, as well as employees' rights in the workplace.

Cory, a proud native of Brooklyn, New York, is a graduate of the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law in 1976. While attending law school, he was awarded membership in the University of Miami Law Review, the Society of Wig and Robe, and the Society of Bar and Gavel. After graduating from law school, Cory became a member of the American Bar Association, the Florida Bar Association Workers' Compensation Section, the Florida Justice Association, formerly known as the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (awarded the 2001 Gold Eagle Award, and the 1993 Silver Eagle Award), the American Association of Justice, formerly known as the Academy of Trial Lawyers of America, the Miami-Dade County Bar Association, and the Miami-Dade County Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a member of Florida Workers Advocates. In addition, he also practices in Federal Court, where he is a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, and the U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida.

A recipient of the Friends of 440 Honorary Award in 1997, he is also a past President, and presently a Trustee, of that organization, which is dedicated to service in the workers' compensation area. Likewise, he is a Trustee, and presently the Treasurer, of the Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, which helps to provide financial assistance to students who are children of injured workers, or those otherwise involved in the field of workers' compensation. He is included in the Workers' Compensation Section of the Florida Guide Book of Law and Leading Attorneys. Cory is Florida Bar Board Certified in the area of Workers' Compensation since 1988, the first year board certification in this area was offered, and is also rated as an AV attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a past member of the Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Certification Committee, and was previously also the Chairman of that committee. In 1994, Cory was awarded the Florida Workers' Advocate Speaker Award, and in 1996 he was awarded the Community Advocacy Award by the Dade County Deaf Services Bureau. In 2007 and 2008, Cory was selected as a Florida Superlawyer in the area of Workers' Compensation. He has lectured frequently in the fields of Workers' Compensation and disability discrimination, and has appeared as an expert in these fields on both television and radio.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Disability Discrimination
  • ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Workers' Compensation, The Florida Bar, 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • J.D. cum laude - 1976
    • Honors: Society of Wig & Robe
    • Honors: Society of Bar & Gavel
    • Law Review: University of Miami Law Review, 1974 - 1976
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science

References

  • Florida Guide Book of Law & Leading Attorneys
  • Martindale Hubbell - AV Attorneys
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2007 - 2008)

Classes/Seminars

  • Florida Workers' Compensation Certification Review, 1988 - 2005
  • Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum, 2006 - 2007
  • Workers' Compensation, St. Thomas University School of Law

Honors and Awards

  • Friends of 440 Honorary Award, 1997
  • Florida Workers' Advocate Speaker Award, 1994
  • Community Advocacy Award, Dade County Deaf Services Bureau, 1996

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Friends of 440 Inc., Past President
  • Friends of 440, Inc., Trustee
  • Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, Trustee
  • Friends of 440 Scholarship Fund, Treasurer
  • Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Certification Committee, Past Member
  • Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Certification Committee, Past Chairman
  • Florida Workers' Advocates
  • The Florida Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Justice Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Dade County Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Friends of 440, Inc.
  • Friends of 440, Inc. Scholarship Fund

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Creole