Kory Ann Ferro

Kory Ann Ferro

Associate

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Kory Ann Ferro practices primarily in the areas of family law, criminal litigation and commercial litigation. Prior to joining Cohn Lifland, she held a clerkship with the Hon. Margaret M. Hayden in the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey. Previously, Ms. Ferro graduated magna cum laude from Rutgers School of Law-Newark, where she was admitted to the Order of the Coif. Upon graduation, she was the sole recipient of both the Justice Henry Ackerson Jr. Prize for the greatest distinction in legal skills and the Anthony Englebrecht Prize for achieving the highest grade point average in the final year of law school.

During law school, Ms. Ferro participated in the Child Advocacy Clinic, where she represented clients in matters including immigration status and supplemental security income, and served as a law guardian. She also took part in the Urban Legal Clinic (now the Criminal Youth and Justice Clinic), where she represented clients charged with disorderly persons offenses and worked on an innocence case. During both clinics, she made numerous court appearances in the Family and Law Divisions.

Ms. Ferro served as a Managing Editor for the Rutgers Law Review and as an executive member of the Moot Court Board.  She was a member of several mock trial teams, winning numerous awards, including as a member of the National Mock Trial Team, where she represented Rutgers-Newark in its first appearance in the National Trial Competition Finals, and was awarded an American College of Trial Lawyers Medallion for Excellence in Trial Advocacy.

Throughout her time at Rutgers, Ms. Ferro served as a law clerk, with Cohn Lifland, another prominent law firm, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, and with the Hon. Donald R. Venezia in Bergen County. She also served as Justice (president) of Phi Alpha Delta, Jackson Chapter and volunteered through the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project.

Ms. Ferro is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, the Bergen County Bar Association and the Barry Croland Family Law American Inn of Court.  Her article, “New Child Support Statute, Disabled Children, and Protection Access to Benefits,” was published in The New Jersey Law Journal.


Practices

Education
  • Rutgers University School of Law, Newark, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Temple University, B.A., summa cum laude

Admissions
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • United States District Court, District of New Jersey

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