Daniel Corley is an esteemed attorney, recognized for his diverse litigation and transactional practice in matters such as insurance claims, commercial disputes, personal injuries claims and other complex civil cases.
He has extensive trial and appellate court experience, as well as oral advocacy skills. Additionally, he regularly represents manufacturers in nationwide mass tort and multidistrict litigation proceedings.
Early Life and Education
Daniel Corley grew up in Perry Florida before becoming an accomplished attorney working with high profile clients in New York City. He attended Fordham College and Brooklyn Law School before joining McGrath Law Firm as a member. Furthermore, Daniel holds both New Hampshire and New York licenses to practice.
Dan prides himself on building lasting relationships with his clients by thoroughly understanding their needs and serving as an invaluable ally when it comes to building and protecting wealth.
He is the proud father of three daughters and owns two dachshunds. His hobbies include fishing and working on projects around the house in his garage; country jazz R&B music are his favorites! Additionally, he’s an excellent husband and father proud of his Irish heritage.
Corley, a graduate of Belmont University, currently serves as Athletic Director for the Bruin Athletic Program. As such, he oversees all transformational facility projects within the department such as Crockett Center for Athletic Excellence benefiting men’s basketball, women’s basketball, volleyball and baseball and Rose Park Indoor Practice Facility serving softball, soccer tennis and women’s golf players.
As Director of Athletics at Belmont University, his primary role is to steer the program to achieve championship results through recruiting and developing outstanding student-athletes. Under his direction, Belmont’s varsity athletic programs have developed into some of the top competitions within their conference and beyond.
He defends manufacturers in complex product liability litigation at both trial and appellate levels, including mass torts involving drugs, medical devices and motor vehicles as well as multidistrict cases nationwide. Furthermore, he represents individuals in family law matters, civil rights claims and criminal prosecutions.
Achievement and Honors
Daniel Corley had lived his entire life in Delaware, Ohio. As a member of New Mt. Sinai COGIC in Columbus, he made sure he spent plenty of time with family and loved ones during his storied life.
He graduated with high honors and was an active member of Beta Gamma Sigma (a business honor fraternity); Alpha Phi Omega (a service organization); and Silver Spurs (an honorary group). Additionally, he served as student senator and was involved in many extracurricular activities.
Illinois State provided Dan with the tools he needed to nurture an entrepreneurial mindset and strong work ethic, leading him to own and operate The Punchdown natural wine bar in California and serve as adjunct professor at California State University, Fresno. His areas of research interest include postcolonial literatures and theory, black cultural studies and gender theory.
Daniel Corley is a highly qualified attorney with expertise in personal injury law, insurance claims litigation and real estate transactions. His approach emphasizes building lasting relationships with his clients by fully comprehending their needs.
Corley is also a passionate golfer, having played on several courses such as Pinehurst Resort and Country Club. A lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and immensely proud of his Irish roots.
He is blessed with three children and eight grandchildren whom he treasures greatly, while enjoying spending time in nature and the great outdoors. An accomplished chef, he enjoys reading and cooking. Having witnessed many historic events first-hand such as first flights into space aboard Spruce Goose or atrocities of war or terrorism first-hand; being a veteran of World War II as well as serving in United States Civil Service is no exaggeration!
He enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and two dachshunds in his free time, as well as following college sports closely.
Corley co-founded Dave & Buster’s restaurant chain in 1982 after coin tossing with David Corriveau as business partners, offering diners and gamers alike a taste of Las Vegas in an urban environment. Their first location opened its doors in Dallas Texas in 1982 – its name determined by an in-house coin flip!
Corley had an estimated net worth of $6 to $10 million. On January 2, 2023 in Texas at age 72 he apparently shot himself with an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound and his death was confirmed by the restaurant chain that had created him as part of their eatertainment concept in the late 70s when operating separate businesses (Buster was running a restaurant, while Dave ran arcade games) adjacent each other in Little Rock Arkansas.