Corey Simpson Booker

Corey Simpson Booker

T: 804.977.3302
F: 804.977.3292

Ms. Booker’s practice focuses on a wide range of commercial litigation matters including creditors’ rights and banking/lender litigation for both debtors and creditors, commercial disputes, professional malpractice claims, ERISA claims, and environmental, land use, and zoning litigation. Ms. Booker serves as the managing lawyer for a large docket of collection and replevin cases for a financial company over multiple jurisdictions. This role includes working with clients to develop efficient and cost-effective business solutions to fit the clients’ needs.

Her commercial litigation experience includes the handling of cases involving financial services disputes, fraudulent transfers matters, commercial disputes, defamation claims, and claims related to environmental, land use and zoning litigation. Ms. Booker also regularly represents lenders in commercial litigation matters, lender liability, and UCC matters in state and federal courts. Ms. Booker has practiced before federal and state courts as wells as state agencies. 

Her bankruptcy practice involves the representation of lenders and other secured creditors, trustees, lessors and vendors. Ms. Booker regularly represents parties in bankruptcy litigation, including preference and fraudulent transfer litigation, claims litigation matters, and property of the estate matters.


  • Recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in Business Litigation 2009 - Present
  • Richmond Bar Association, Litigation Section Chair 2018-2019; Litigation Section Executive Committee 2013-2019
  • Richmond Bar Association, Administration of Justice Committee Chair 2017-2018
  • Richmond Bar Association, CLE Committee Chair 2015-2016
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), Virginia Network, Chairman 2019
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), Virginia Network, Secretary 2018
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), Virginia Network, Programs Co-Chair 2017
  • Trinity United Methodist Church, Stewardship Chairman 2018, 2019
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law, Lawyering Skills III: Trial Skills Practicum
  • University of Virginia Young Alumni Council 2009-2015
  • Greater Richmond Red Cross Leadership Development Council 2007-2008
  • Greater Richmond Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) Board of Young Professionals, Programs Committee Co-Chair 2007-2008

Memberships & Activities

  • Member: Virginia Bar Association: Bankruptcy and Civil Litigation Sections
  • Member: Virginia State Bar
  • Member: Richmond Bar Association: Environmental Law, Litigation and Young Lawyers Sections
  • Member: American Bar Association: Environmental Law Section


Richmond’s BizSense on the Move by Inge and Booker to Whiteford

On July 30, leading Richmond-area business publication BizSense led with a story about the move to Whiteford, Taylor & Preston by prominent Richmond litigators Vernon Inge and Corey Booker: “A veteran local lawyer says he’s in search of the ‘A-team’ of area attorneys as he begins to build a large regional law firm’s first Richmond office.”


Leading Litigators Join Whiteford, Taylor & Preston in New Richmond Office

Whiteford Taylor & Preston announced today that preeminent Richmond-based litigators Vernon E. Inge, Jr., and Corey Simpson Booker have joined the firm, resident in its new Richmond office.  Mr. Inge is a commercial litigation, bankruptcy and sports law attorney with a national profile.  Ms. Booker is a highly experienced commercial and bankruptcy litigator.  The Richmond office is the firm’s sixteenth and, along with offices in Northern Virginia and Roanoke, its third in Virginia.