Corey Simpson Booker

Corey Simpson Booker

T: 804.977.3302
F: 804.977.3292

Ms. Booker’s experience extends across a broad array of commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters, including representing companies, lenders, individuals, creditors, trustees, and committees in financial services disputes, fraudulent transfer claims, commercial and contract disputes, defamation claims, and claims related to environmental, land use and zoning matters.  She also regularly serves as counsel and special counsel to bankruptcy trustees litigating issues such as fraud and successor liability claims, preference and fraudulent transfer claims, and property of the estate claims. Ms. Booker regularly litigates and handles appeals before federal and state courts, as well as state agencies.


  • Named to Virginia Business magazine's "Legal Elite" for Bankruptcy/Creditors' Rights
  • Recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyers "Rising Star" in Business Litigation 2009 – Present
  • International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), Virginia Network, Chairman 2019

Memberships & Activities

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law, Lawyering Skills III: Trial Skills Practicum
  • Litigation Section Chair, Richmond Bar Association
  • Member: Virginia Bar Association
  • Member:  American Bar Association
  • Member: Board of Directors, Trinity Foundation
  • Stewardship Chairman, Trinity United Methodist Church

Bankruptcy Litigation

  • Represented a Chapter 7 trustee before the Virginia bankruptcy court (Eastern District) to recover millions of dollars of assets in successor liability claims and defend against class-action security claims
  • Represented Chapter 7 Trustee as special litigation counsel before the Virginia bankruptcy court (Eastern District) in insurance fraud and attorney malpractice litigation related to assets the debtor divested prior to bankruptcy
  • Represented Chapter 7 Trustee as special counsel in the prosecution of avoidance actions to recover preferential transfers


  • Represented senior secured lender in state court receivership appointed for Capital Components & Millwork, Inc. in Fauquier County Circuity Court
  • Routinely represents large equipment finance companies in state court litigation and bankruptcy cases including Chapter 11 Bankruptcies 
  • Managed national litigation docket of collection cases for national equipment finance company


  • Represented senior secured lender in Chapter 11 bankruptcy of golf course and surrounding residential real estate
  • Routinely represents lenders and finance companies in out-of-court loan workout and restructuring matters

Business Litigation

  • Represented participant banks against lead lender in litigation regarding breaches of a participation agreement and construction loans
  • Defended international manufacturing company in commercial dispute involving environmental claims and cleanup obligations related to property outside Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Represented the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond in million dollar breach of contract claims against electrical engineers 
  • Defended a prominent Washington, D.C. lawyer sued for defamation, obtaining a dismissal of Plaintiff’s claims upon the pleadings.


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.