Director of Research, Legal Progress
Expertise: State courts, voting
Billy Corriher is the Director of Research for Legal Progress at American Progress, where his work focuses on state courts and the influence of political contributions on judges. Corriher joined American Progress after working in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights, where he investigated civil rights and privacy complaints against health care providers and health insurance companies. Before joining American Progress, Corriher wrote a weekly blog post for the Harvard Law & Policy Review blog on federal appellate court cases and other legal/policy matters. Corriher has also written op-eds and blog posts for the American Constitution Society and the Bill of Rights Defense Committee. Before attending law school, Corriher worked as a local government reporter for the Clayton News-Daily in Jonesboro, Georgia.
Corriher received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He received a law degree and master’s in business from Georgia State University, graduating with honors in 2009. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia.