Cora Whitney, 2019 Leaders in Law

Cora Whitney, 2019 Leaders in Law

From the Idaho Business Review

Photo by Brady Campbell, courtesy of Smith + Malek

From the age of 12, Cora Whitney knew she wanted to practice law.

“My dad is a judge, so I grew up watching him in court,” she says. “I really enjoyed that, and it inspired me to go into law.”

Although her new aspirations derailed plans made by the 11-year-old version of herself to become a ballerina, Whitney continued to pursue a career in law throughout high school, throughout her time at Washington State University and then at Gonzaga University School of Law.