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Corena G. Larimer

San Francisco, CA | D 415.617.2110 | F 415.617.2409

Corena Larimer is a civil litigator, focused primarily on defending pharmaceutical, medical device, and other product manufacturers in complex litigation and representing the interests of healthcare practitioners in appellate proceedings.

Corena defends medical, pharmaceutical, and other product manufacturers in products liability and personal injury lawsuits in federal and state courts across the United States. She handles complicated legal and regulatory matters, including securing numerous dismissals on the basis of federal preemption, and successfully defends dismissals on appeal. She serves on national and regulatory counsel teams for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, both at trial and in national and statewide coordinated proceedings.

Corena is also active in representing the interests of healthcare practitioners in the California Supreme Court and appellate courts. She serves as amicus appellate counsel for national and state nonprofit medical associations in cases with far-reaching implications, including the constitutionality of tort reform measures, Good Samaritan liability, and end-of-life questions raised in high-profile brain death litigation.

Before joining Tucker Ellis, Corena was a judicial extern for the Honorable Kathleen M. O’Malley, on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio (now Circuit Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit).

Corena is active in the legal community, serving on both the Steering Committee for the Defense Research Institute’s Drug and Medical Device Committee and the Tucker Ellis Women’s Initiative Planning Committee. Before law school, she worked as a counselor and advocate for lower-income homeowners at a non-profit organization in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. 

education & admissions


  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2010); Order of the Coif; Order of the Barristers; Case Western Reserve Law Review, Contributing Editor; National Moot Court Team; Jonathan Ault Mock Trial Team
  • Oberlin College (B.A. in Biology, 2003)

state admissions

  • California, 2011
  • Ohio, 2010

federal admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • United States District Court, Central District of California
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
publications & events

Speaking Engagements

  • "Corporate Panel: What In-House Counsel Want from Young Lawyers," Moderator, DRI Drug & Medical Device Seminar, New York, New York (May 2018)
  • "Significant Developments in Personal Jurisdiction: Bauman and Subsequent Developments," DRI Drug and Medical Device Seminar, Chicago, Illinois
    (May 2016)
  • "Trends and Hot Topics in Mass Tort Motion Practice," Mass Torts Judicial Forum, New York, New York (April 2015)


in the community

Civic & Professional Involvement

  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
    • Drug and Medical Device Committee
      • Steering Committee, Young Lawyers Liaison
  • Tucker Ellis Women's Initiative
    • Planning Committee
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