Angela Corey is a native of Jacksonville and a second-generation Floridian. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Florida State University in 1976, and her Juris Doctor from the University of Florida College of Law in 1979.
Angela is a 35-year veteran prosecutor and began her career in 1981 under State Attorney Ed Austin. During her early tenure in the Fourth Judicial Circuit, she tried hundreds of cases. In 2007, she joined the 7th Judicial Circuit for a two year stint as an assistant state attorney in the homicide investigative unit. In August of 2008, she was elected to serve as the State Attorney of the 4th Judicial Circuit of Florida where she served until 2016.
In addition to her distinguished career trial work, Angela has devoted an equal amount of time to training police and prosecutors on local, state and national levels. Since 1982, she has taught classes for the Police Academy at Florida State College at Jacksonville. She has served as training director for the State Attorney’s Office as well as lectured extensively on a variety of topics for the Florida Prosecuting Attorney’s Association. In addition to commitment to training for prosecutors, Corey is an adjunct professor at Florida State College at Jacksonville where she continues to train law enforcement officers. Angela has further displayed her commitment to continuous learning by achieving board certification in criminal trial law.
Angela is involved in many community and civic activities. She previously served on the board of directors of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Criminal Justice Advisory Board for Florida State College at Jacksonville. She served on the transition teams for both Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi. She recently served two terms on the board of Episcopal School of Jacksonville. Angela still serves on the board of the David White Foundation.
Angela is very active in her church, St. John’s Episcopal Cathedral, having served on the vestry from 1987 to 1989. For 20 years, she participated almost every Sunday in Children’s Chapel, where she loved teaching the children from ages 5 to 10. She currently serves as a member of the Sanctuary Guild. Angela volunteers weekly at the Hubbard House Thrift Store.