JOSEPH P. CORISH NAMED “LEADER IN THE LAW” BY VIRGINIA LAWYERS WEEKLY
Aug. 15, 2012, ARLINGTON, VA—Bean, Kinney & Korman announced today that Joseph P. Corish has been recognized as a “Leader in the Law” honoree by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Each year, Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents this award to those in the legal field who are changing and advancing the law, improving the justice system, serving the community and setting the standard for other lawyers. Mr. Corish, along with the other honorees, will be celebrated at a reception on Oct. 25 at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond.
Mr. Corish was named a “Leader in the Law” for his efforts in developing, leading and managing Bean, Kinney & Korman’s financial institution practice and his involvement in various professional and community organizations. Since 1988, Mr. Corish has increased Bean, Kinney & Korman’s lender clientele from one primary financial institution to a substantial number of institutions lending nationally and in the Washington metropolitan area. Mr. Corish has also been active in the bankruptcy and financial services arena as a member of the Walter Chandler American Inn of Court and the Risk Management Association.
In the 1990s, Mr. Corish made a commitment to give back to the community by helping kids grow and mature through sports. Since 1992, he has coached multiple youth sports teams, including basketball, baseball and soccer. In particular, throughout the 1990s until present, Mr. Corish has coached one or more Vienna, Virginia travel and AAU basketball teams, with this year’s AAU team finishing 2nd at the United States Basketball Association’s national championships in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Mr. Corish is the fourth attorney from Bean, Kinney & Korman to be honored with this award since 2008. In 2010, Timothy R. Hughes was named a “Leader in the Law” for work in the development of green practices and related educational and advocacy efforts. Raighne C. Delaney was selected in 2009 after he served as lead counsel for the plaintiff in the first case tried under the new Virginia Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act that resulted in the thirteenth largest jury verdict in Virginia in 2009. In 2008, Carol Schrier-Polak was recognized as a “Leader in the Law” for her work to repeal Virginia's mental health statute that previously prevented relevant mental health evidence of a child or parent to be heard by a court in custody and visitation cases.