Kori E. Wagner is a litigation partner experienced in handling all aspects of premises liability and personal injury cases for individuals, corporations and national insurance carriers. Additionally, Kori is actively defending multiple cases in state and federal court involving civil cases filed against lodging facilities by victims of sex trafficking, which is an emerging and ever-changing area of law. Kori focuses on providing excellent service to her clients with an emphasis on clear and frequent communication. This helps her clients appreciate all sides of an issue so that the strengths and weaknesses of a strategy are understood in order to fully evaluate the best course of action. This collaboration results in an open dialogue and comfort level between Kori and her clients that is helpful in achieving the best possible results efficiently and effectively.

Kori won a defense verdict in her first jury trial and has continued to successfully try cases in the state of Georgia. She has also obtained favorable dispositive and pre-trial court rulings for her clients in state and federal court. She has been recognized as “One to Watch” every year by Best Lawyers since 2021 and is active in professional and industry organizations, including Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, DRI and the Atlanta Bar Association – Litigation Section. She also serves on Swift Currie’s Hiring and Business Development committees and works to serve as a mentor and role model to newer associates within the firm.

Prior to pursuing her legal career, Kori worked in sales and customer relations for a national distribution company and a Southeast-based national manufacturer and distributor. Her experience working in high-volume, high-demand business environments gives her a keen understanding of her clients’ business concerns, which she is able to apply to her legal considerations of each case.


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2021-Present


  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association (Community Service Committee Member)


A native Hoosier, Kori can be found cheering on her Chicago Cubs, planning her next trip or trying new restaurants and attractions in Atlanta, where she lives with her husband, Matt, and their cat, Tigger.


Thought Leadership


  • Southern Loss Association, “Droning On,” June 2017
  • Swift Currie First Party Report, “A New Twist on Judicial Estoppel,” Fall 2017

  • Swift Currie Seminar Booklet, “HEADS UP! Beating the Buzzer on UM Coverage,” November 2017

  • Swift Currie First Party Report, “Do Not ‘Waive’ Goodbye to Your Defenses,” Spring 2018


  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute, International Mediation in Atlanta, 2015
  • Appraisal and Other Considerations for Disputed Claims, Atlanta, 2017

  • Southern Loss Association, Handling Large Commercial Fraud Cases, 2017

  • Swift Currie Annual Seminar, Uninsured / Underinsured Motorist Coverage, 2017

  • GA IASIU, Claim Litigation from the Lawyer’s Perspective, 2018

  • The Seminar Group, Insurance Considerations Relative to COVID-19, September 2020
  • Atlanta Bar Association, COVID-19 Business Interruption Insurance Litigation, December 2020

Bar Admittances

  • Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Support Staff


Georgia State University College of Law (J.D., 2015)

Ball State University (B.A.)

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