Corey Larson

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Corey Larson

Corey handles litigation, construction law, real estate matters, contracts, insurance, lien and bond issues, and complex trust and probate litigation in Pima County and Southern Arizona.  Growing up as the son of a general contractor and developer, Corey gained a first-hand knowledge of and an affinity for the world of construction and real estate and has spent his career putting his background and experience to use serving the real estate and construction industry in Arizona. 

Corey regularly represents homebuilders, real estate developers, contractors, design professionals, and municipalities in a wide range of legal matters, including administrative actions, contract preparation, corporate and real estate transactions, and general corporate cases.  He is experienced in guiding clients on issues involving contract litigation, mechanics and materialmen’s liens, construction bonds, workplace and product defects, property conflicts, disputes before the Arizona Registrar of Contractors, and general commercial litigation.  Additionally, Corey handles a wide array of appellate issues and has prepared briefs and argued appellate actions involving construction issues, probate matters, tort and commercial law matters, and family law matters. 

Corey has earned various honors throughout his career, including being recognized by Best Lawyers® for his work in Construction Law and Litigation and named a Rising Star™ by Southwest Super Lawyers annually from 2012-2018.  He is the past Chair of the Real Estate Section of the State Bar of Arizona and has served on and chaired multiple boards for the Meritas international law firm network that links attorneys with full-service law firms in 89 countries and serving 244 legal markets throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Bar Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

U.S. District Court, Central District of California


Arizona State University (B.A., with honors, 2000)

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University (J.D., 2003)

  • State Bar of Arizona (Member)
    • Real Estate Section (Member and past Chair)
  • Pima County Bar Association (Member)
  • State Bar of California (Member)
  • Fulton Homes Corp. v. BBP Concrete, 214 Ariz. 566 (Ct.App. Div. 1, 2007)

  • Miidas Greenhouses, LLC v. Global Horticultural, Inc., 226 Ariz. 142 (Ct.App. Div.2, 2010)

  • Dayka & Hackett, LLC v. Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc., 228 Ariz. 533 (Ct. App. Div. 2, 2012)

  • In re Estate of Kirkes, 229 Ariz. 212 (Ct.App., Div. 2, 2012)
    Gorman v. Pima County, 230 Ariz. 506 (Ct. App. Div. 2, 2012)

  • Laos v. John Munic Enterprises, Inc., 235 Ariz. 12 (Ct. App. Div. 2, 2014)

  • Ader v. Estate of Felger, 240 Ariz. 32 (Ct.App. 2016)
    In re Peck, 242 Ariz. 345 (Ct.App. 2017)

  • Karp v. Chalker (In the Estate of Chalker), 245 Ariz. 410 (Ct.App. 2018)

  • SK Builders, Inc. v. Smith, 246 Ariz. 196 (Ct.App. 2019)

  • In re Rojas, 530 P.3d 1167 (Ct. App. 2023)​

  • In re Marriage of Vohland, 2014 WL 5493807 (Ct. App. Div. 2, 2014)

  • In re Marriage of Yeatts,2014 WL 3731350 (Ct. App. Div. 2, 2014)

  • In re Wootan, 2015 WL 6546822015 (Ct. App. Div. 2, 2015)

  • Energy & Env’t Legal Inst. v. Arizona Bd. of Regents, 2015 WL 7777611 (Ct. App., 2015)

  • World Fuel Servs. v. Hotton Enters., 2016 Ariz. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1417

  • White Lightning, LLC v. W. Coast Roofing, LLC, 2018 Ariz. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1645

  • Pulice Constr. v. City of Tucson, Inc., 2021 Ariz. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1047

  • Everlove v. Chalker (In re Estate of Chalker), 2020, Ariz. App. Unpub. LEXIS 97

  • Karam v. Karam (In re Trust B Created under Karam Family Trust) 2021 Ariz. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1231

  • Sixth St. Enters. v. PurpleMed, Inc., 2021 Ariz. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1089

  • Patel v. Kittrell, 2022 Ariz. App. Unpub. LEXIS 55

  • Estate of Chalker v. Chalker, 2023 Ariz. App. Unpub. LEXIS 289

  • Phillips v. Peterson, 2023 Ariz. App. Unpub. LEXIS 224 (Ct. App. Feb. 23, 2023)

  • Patel v. Greenmed, Inc., 2024 Ariz. App. Unpub. LEXIS 316

  • Best Lawyers® in America, Construction Law and Litigation (2018 – 2021) 

  • Rising Star™ by Southwest Super Lawyers (2012-2018)

  • Commercial Leases in 2023: New(ish) Industries and New(er) Challenges” State Bar of Arizona (Original Program date: May/2023) Provided an overview of drafting commercial leases with emphasis on drafting enforceable remedies, close examinations of recently burgeoning industries, and challenges for a post-pandemic commercial lease environment
  • What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Contractor LiensState Bar of Arizona (2012) An overview of construction liens for non-construction lawyers
  • Vehicles of Production Discovery: What Happens When They Don’t Respond? State Bar of Arizona (2013) An outline of procedures regarding discovery disputes in litigation 
  • How to Ensure Contractor Clients Are Paid for Their Work: Arizona’s Prompt Pay Act” State Bar of Arizona (Original Program Date September 2009) Detailed examination of the provisions of public and private versions of Arizona’s Prompt Pay Act.

Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod expands by adding the talented lawyers of Waterfall, Economidis, Caldwell, Hanshaw & Villamana. Now with offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico as well as Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, the Firm will continue to serve its clients across the Southwest under the name Jennings Haug Keleher McLeod Waterfall LLP.