Cory was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law. During law school, he served as legal intern for the Coca-Cola Company and clerked for an Atlanta law firm specializing in civil litigation. After graduating law school, Cory practiced criminal defense, business and bankruptcy law throughout Atlanta.
Prior to law school he graduated with honors from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing with Spanish minor. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. In his free time, he enjoys playing and watching sports, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends.