Corey Kellam joined Flowers Davis in 2019 after serving as Director of Labor Relations for BNSF Railway in Fort Worth for six years. The broad range of hands-on business experience he received at BNSF serves him well at Flowers Davis, where he assists clients in the areas of estate planning including probate and guardianships, real estate law, banking law including mortgage lending, and business/corporate law including the formation of companies.
At BNSF, one of America’s largest railroad networks, Corey negotiated labor agreements and arbitrated labor disputes, as well as providing collective bargaining support to business operations and union members. He played a key role in on-boarding new hires, educating front-line supervisors, and developing programs that resulted in strong relationships between union members, operations and other internal teams. He was honored as one of only three employees selected to complete a certification program on adaptive leadership.
Prior to joining BNSF, Corey worked as an Associate Attorney at Hargrave Law PC in Hurst, Texas. There he assisted in caseload management for clients on issues concerning family law, probate, real estate law and motor vehicle accident cases.
Corey graduated in the top 18% of his law school class, made the Dean’s list five times, and worked as research assistant for a law professor.
After ten years in Fort Worth, Corey returned to his hometown of Tyler with his wife, Amy, and their three children. In his spare time, Corey enjoys spending time with his family and friends, running, home improvement projects, and watching sports, particularly Notre Dame football and Texas Rangers baseball.
Texas A&M School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas, Juris Doctorate, 2012
The University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, Texas, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 2008
State Bar of Texas, 2012
Tax and Estate Planning Society, Vice President, 2011-2012
Team Captain of Cross Country & Track Team, 2007-2008
HONORS & AWARDS
TCU Neely Executive Education Adaptive Leader Certificate Program, BNSF, Spring 2018
Law Merit Scholarship, Texas A&M School of Law
Texas A&M School of Law Dean’s List – Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012
UT Tyler Regents Scholarship
UT Tyler President’s List – Fall 2006, 2007, 2008
UT Tyler Dean’s List – Spring 2006
Bill Archer Fellowship – competitively selected into Washington DC internship program, Fall 2008
Academic All-American, UT Tyler, 2007
Three-time Student Athlete of the Year Finalist, UT Tyler, 2006, 2007, 2008
Chi Alpha Sigma – National College Athlete Honors Society, inducted 2008
Real Estate Law
State Bar of Texas
Tax Preparer for Catholic Charities Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), 2012
Program Co-Lead for BNSF Railway Scheduled Employee Mentorship Program, 2016-2018
Assistant Coach, i9 Sports T-Ball League, 2017
Committee Member, BNSF United Way 5K, 2014
American Heart Association Heart Walk Team Captain, 2014
Junior Achievement Classroom Volunteer, 2013-2014
Committee Member, BNSF Labor Relations United Way Campaign, 2013
Relay for Life, Northwest Tarrant County, Logistics Chair 2012
Relay for Life, Smith County, Sponsorship Chair 2009
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training, 2011
Volunteer, Texans for Matt Krause State Congressional Campaign, 2010
Counselor, Pine Cove Christian Camps, 2005