Corey T. Hickman



(312) 474-4473

(312) 878-2004

Corey T. Hickman concentrates his practice in the area of general business and commercial litigation.

Corey has substantial experience in a wide variety of professional liability matters, including the defense of retail and wholesale insurance agents and brokers in professional malpractice actions. Cozen O’Connor’s widespread geographic presence has allowed him to assist on professional liability cases in a number of state and federal jurisdictions, and develop a strong local knowledge of professional liability law and practice throughout the country.

Corey has extensive knowledge and experience involving the enforcement of post-employment restrictive covenants in various state and federal jurisdictions, insurance coverage, business torts, corporate and limited liability company disputes, legal malpractice prosecution and defense, and general contract disputes.

Corey’s experience also includes appellate advocacy. He has successfully prosecuted and defended appeals in Illinois, Nebraska, and Ohio, involving a wide range of issues.

Corey takes great pride in his pro bono activities on behalf of the firm. His pro bono work includes assisting tenants to recover wrongfully withheld security deposits, assisting immigrants seeking asylum in the United States, and volunteering at various events for Chicagoland pro bono organizations.

In addition to his litigation practice, Corey has transactional experience assisting small businesses in a wide range of areas, including entity formation, business sales and acquisitions, and contract drafting.

Corey received his law degree, summa cum laude, from Northern Illinois University College of Law in 2014, graduating first in his class. While in law school, he was a three year member of the Dean’s List and was assistant editor to the Law Review.



Cozen O'Connor Promotes 28 Attorneys to Member

March 25, 2022

Cozen O'Connor promoted 28 attorneys to member in March.

More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 201 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Asylum Advocates

September 12, 2019

Julie Trester and Corey Hickman were recognized by their alma mater, the University of Illinois, for their pro bono work in support of a young Mexican family seeking asylum.

Cozen O'Connor attorneys represent asylum seeker, buck Sessions' opinion

January 23, 2019

Cozen O'Connor attorneys Julie Trester (Labor & Employment) and Corey Hickman (Commercial Litigation), in the firm's Chicago office, won asylum for a 21-year old Mexican mother and her children.


How teamwork won asylum for a Mexican family [Daily Herald]

April 17, 2019

Julie Trester wrote about her personal experience helping lead the asylum victory of a young Mexican mother and her children.

Creditor's Rights Chapter on Equitable Remedies Available to Judgment Creditors [Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education]

December 17, 2018

Jeff Greenspan, Jonathan Walton and Corey Hickman, of Cozen O'Connor's Chicago office, have co-authored a chapter in the 2019 Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE) book entitled Creditors' Rights.


  • Northern Illinois University College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2014
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 2011

Awards & Honors

Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch" 2021, 2022

  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court -- Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court -- Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court -- North Dakota