Corper James

Corper practices in the areas of general business and employment law with an emphasis on employment discrimination and litigation. Corper advises clients regarding federal and state employment laws, and also specializes in providing training and prevention programs for businesses and organizations focusing on effective management techniques. Corper also represents plaintiffs in discrimination and harassment cases.

Corper is the co-author of The Opportunity of Workplace Diversity: Theory, Cases, and Exercises published by Prentice Hall; a second edition is currently being completed. Corper is also the author of several training programs designed to assist businesses and organizations in preventing and dealing effectively with workplace conflicts. Corper has litigation experience in general civil litigation, employment contracts, Title VII protected classes, the American’s with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and employment-related state law tort claims. Corper is an experienced trainer and speaker on such issues as Title VII sexual harassment, employee handbooks, proper interview, discipline and termination procedures, workplace diversity, and the Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, ADA and ADEA. Corper trains a wide-range of businesses and organizations including corporate clients, police officers, fire fighters, small businesses, doctors, and lawyers. Corper represents state and national employers, as well as plaintiffs in employment cases.

He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah, where he teaches a Civil Rights Law/Employment Discrimination class. He also oversees a mentoring cohort called Legal Scholars providing students with practical legal exposure and experience. Prior to joining Mabey Wright & James, Corper was a shareholder at the Salt Lake City firm of Woobury & Kesler. Corper studied literature as an undergraduate at the University of Utah and attended law school in both San Francisco and Berkeley, California. Corper served as a research and teaching assistant for Professor Janice Kosel from 1998-2000.

Corper is an avid football fan and worked as an in-house Law Clerk for the Oakland Raiders from 1999 until 2000. Corper also worked as a certified teacher in the San Francisco Unified School District prior to attending law school, and has worked with several inner-city programs focusing on troubled youth and access to community resources for immigrant families.

Corper is active in local community affairs and politics, and currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors for Centro de la Familia de Utah in Salt Lake City, a large federally-funded organization that focuses on headstart and early education for rural families, including migrant-worker families.

In 2011, Corper was recognized in Utah’s Legal Elite for Labor & Employment Law and Up & Coming sections.