Cory L. Webster


As a former judicial law clerk for both trial and appellate courts, Cory Webster knows how to persuade judges. Clients call on him to win appeals and key trial motions in complex commercial litigation.  

Cory frequently drafts appellate briefs in the California Court of Appeal, California Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit, as well as post-trial motions and letter briefs to appellate courts.

He advises clients and trial counsel on appellate options after adverse non-dispositive rulings, and he prepares and defends against writ petitions in appellate courts.

Cory also helps develop and carry out litigation strategies in trial court and serves as embedded appellate counsel at trial.

In addition to his appellate work, Cory has significant experience in products liability, IP, real estate, eminent domain, and business litigation.

Cory joined Dykema after serving as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Consuelo M. Callahan of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Before his appellate clerkship, Cory worked in private practice and also served several judges as a judicial law clerk with the United States District Court for the Central District of California.

While in law school, Cory authored the case problem for the National Entertainment Moot Court Competition. He also served as a teaching assistant in legal research and writing and appellate advocacy courses.

Appeals are often won or lost in the trial court. More and more trial attorneys and in-house counsel are recognizing the value in bringing appellate counsel onto the trial team early for maximum results.
    • Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Pepperdine Law Review, associate editor
  • Bar Admissions

    • California
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
    • Ninth Circuit Advisory Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, 2023

      • Law Clerk, Honorable Consuelo M. Callahan, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
      • Law Clerk, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California


Latest News and Insights

Speaking Engagements9.27.23

The "Third" Chair: Using Appellate Counsel to Win at Trial

Corey Webster served as a featured presenter at the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) Business…

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Press Mentions7.4.23

Cory Webster Provides 9th Circuit Updates on The California Appellate Law Podcast

Cory Webster was a featured guest on The California Appellate Law Podcast episode, "Cory Webster on…

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Press Releases1.31.23

Dykema Guides Subaru to Precedent-Setting Victory in Section 998 Appeal

The California Court of Appeal (Fourth District, Division Three) ruled in favor of Subaru of America…

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