Ted Corless is the very definition of the American success story. From growing up in a small Missouri town to becoming the managing editor of the University of Missouri Law Review to having his first oral argument before the Kansas Supreme Court and first jury trial within one year of graduation, Ted continues to set new standards of excellence and fairness while expanding his interests. His legal career includes some of the nation’s largest law firms, including Shook Hardy & Bacon, LLP, an international law firm infamous for its vigorous representation of multinational corporations. As a fast learner and ferocious trial lawyer, Ted scored winning decisions on complex legal issues for his clients that included everyone from Big Tobacco to Big Oil to Big Insurance. After spending nearly two decades representing some of the world’s largest companies, Ted passed on partnership offers from several large law firms and formed Corless Barfield Trial Group in Tampa, Florida, in which he uses his behind the scenes knowledge of the insurance industry to sue insurance companies on behalf of Florida families and business owners. Importantly, Ted continues to spend time in the legal trenches working for marginalized people, with a special passion for veteran’s affairs and people less fortunate. For these past twenty years, Ted spoke for them all. Now, he speaks for change.