Creative. Geek. Rockstar Dad. Legal Wizard.
Attorney and trusted advisor Corey Kilburn is always fully equipped to do battle. When Corey takes on a case, his clients reap the benefit of his considerable knowledge, experience, and intense personal investment. Corey is creative and thinks outside the box with tenacious and innovative strategies to best fit the needs of his client. Corey encourages you to experience this for yourself and pull up a seat at the RoundTable. Excelsior.
EXPERIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY
Corey Kilburn represents clients in a variety of legal matters. With over two decades of experience in the business, entertainment, and legal industries, Corey provides a unique perspective when representing clients. Before founding RoundTable Legal, Corey previously practiced for a large law firm in the areas of education, entertainment, and employment law, including workers’ compensation. Corey has also represented clients in matters involving business disputes, including intellectual property claims, unfair competition, non-competes, restrictive covenants, business torts, and trade secrets. With his extensive real-world experience, Corey knows how to bring numerous time and money saving solutions to everyday business problems. Corey prides himself on staying up-to-speed with the latest technology, trends, and news in the business, employment, entertainment, and legal fields.
Corey left the larger firm to open a more boutique practice in order to offer more personalized/individualized service and provide a fresh perspective in unique legal areas. RoundTable Legal prides itself on being modern and unique, offering flat fee and subscription legal services including Brand Protection and General Outside Counsel for the small and medium sized business.Corey founded the firm with an emphasis on approachability and modern legal services – prioritizing gaining a deep understanding of every clients’ needs and/or business to advise and work hand in hand as a true member of the team; tailoring our services to the unique needs of each client.
Next Generation Law Firm focused on the needs of creative businesses and individuals. As a uniquely experienced law firm we take an informed tech savvy approach to working with our clients on a wide range of legal matters. Our goal is to re-disign the law firm experience from the ground up while helping our cleints grow successful businesses. It is really that simple.
Corey graduated Cum Laude with his undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies – Law and Society as well as a Specialists Degree in Conflict Dispute Resolution from Missouri State University. While attending MSU he also studied theatre performance, obtained his mediation certification, and was the President of Phi Alpha Delta Legal Society. Corey was selected as the International President of the year for Phi Alpha Delta and also received the Missouri State University Star Award as Outstanding Leader of the Year.
Corey subsequently graduated Summa Cum Laude from The University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law where he was named to the Dean’s List every year of law school. While attending UMKC, Mr. Kilburn served as an editor for the law journal The Urban Lawyer, a quarterly journal of the ABA section of State and Local Government law. Corey also served as a staff member on The UMKC Law Review. Corey authored and published a case note in The Urban Lawyer and also authored a nationally published Law Review article analyzing Antitrust Law in the entertainment industry. He was selected to the UMKC Moot Court team and represented UMKC as a competitor on both their regional Client Counseling and Negotiation Teams, and in his last year of law school, served as a coach for the nationally ranked Client Counseling team. Additionally, during law school, Corey served as a court appointed mediator for the Clay County Court system as well as a judicial intern for Missouri Circuit Court Judge Karen L. Krauser. Corey also worked under Rule 13 with the Jackson County, Missouri Public Defenders Office where he assisted in the representation of indigent defendants in various criminal matters.
Publications and Honors:
- 2021 Top 40 Under 40 – awarded by the Springfield Business Journal
- An Offer You Can’t Refuse: A Sherman Act Antitrust Examination of the Motion Picture Association of America and the Use of the Ratings System as an Unreasonable Restraint of Trade. UMKC Law Review, 82 UMKC L. Rev. 255 (2013).
- Massachusetts v. U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Servs., 44 Urb. Law. 4 (2012).
- The Urban Lawyer Law Journal – Editor, Case Note and Review.
- UMKC Law Review – Staff Editor and Published Author
- UMKC Law National Competition Teams – Negotiation, Trial and Appellate Advocacy, and Client Counseling.
- American Bar Association
- Missouri Bar Association
- Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
- Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
- Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Society
- Springfield Regional Arts Council –Board of Directors
- SMBA Bearisters Program
- Missouri Bar Committee on Intellectual Property
- Missouri Bar Committee on Technology and Innovation
- ABA Section Committee of Intellectual Property Practitioners
ON A PERSONAL NOTE...
Corey currently resides in Springfield with his wife, Krissi, and their two boys. Corey loves to give back and volunteer and is heavily involved in the community. In addition to spending time with his family he enjoys coaching, golf, rock climbing, gaming, reading, art, theater, and film. Corey is on a quest to one day become a contestant on Jeopardy. He loves to play fantasy football and he is also an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.