About Cory Briggs

Since starting Briggs Law Corporation in 2002, Cory has been fighting for San Diego taxpayers -- working hard to protect their interests against the insider power brokers who’ve dominated City Hall for decades.

Briggs has lived in San Diego since the early 1990's when he attended California Western School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor and passed the bar exam in 1995.

Early Life

Briggs was born and raised in Ontario, California.  His father, Dale, was a schoolteacher in the Chaffey Joint Unified School District and a co-owner of City Rentals, in Ontario. Cory’s mom, Judy, was a licensed clinical social worker in Ontario.  

His paternal grandfather, Homer, was a former member of the Ontario City Council and served as mayor pro tempore, and before that was a teacher and the superintendent at the Ontario-Montclair School District (OMSD).  

Briggs has two brothers: Jeffrey, a sales manager in Sacramento; and Curtis, a criminal-defense attorney in San Francisco.

Cory has taught a number of college courses on law and business at the University of Maryland and George Washington University, in Washington, D.C.

Education and Teaching

Briggs attended Chaffey High School in Ontario, California; Chaffey Community College, where he graduated in 1989 with an A.S. degree in accounting. He also attended UC Riverside where he graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts and a major in philosophy.

Briggs’ law education began at California Western School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor law degree in 1995, the same year he passed the bar exam.

Cory continued his education at Claremont Graduate School, in Claremont, California, where he earned an M.A. in Philosophy in 1997.

Cory has taught a number of classes including the Philosophy of Law and an Introduction to Logic and Business & Professional Ethics at the University of Maryland. He also taught an Ethics in Business & the Professions at George Washington University, in Washington, D.C.

Legal Career

Cory began practicing law in 1995 with Mundell, Odlum & Haws in San Bernardino, California, where he primarily litigated commercial and employment-related disputes. 

He spent time in Washington, D.C., adding environmental law and regulatory compliance to his practice from 1998-2002.

Cory returned to southern California in June 2002, where he founded Briggs Law Corporation. His legal practice has two offices, one in San Diego and one in Upland.  Briggs is now running for City Attorney of San Diego.