James Cox was born and raised in rural Madison County, Alabama. He was the youngest child of working-class parents who impressed on him the importance of hard work and the need for an education. His first paying job was as a carhop in a Huntsville restaurant when he was 12 years old. He continued to work through high school in a variety of jobs for his spending money. These experiences helped to shape his interest in and appreciation of people.
After graduating from Buckhorn High School, he was the first in his family to attend college. This was possible only because his parents borrowed enough money to pay for the first three quarters of his freshman year and because he participated in the Auburn University Cooperative Education program. The AU Co-Op program allowed him to work every other quarter at NASA at Redstone Arsenal near Huntsville, Alabama, as part of his engineering education. (He worked in an engineering research laboratory that designed the space shuttle heat shields.) The stipend he received as a co-op student and the money he made from additional odd jobs allowed him to complete his education in 1974, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, complete with on–the-job engineering experience, and no debt!
After graduation, James worked as an industrial engineer by Fiber Industries in Greenville, South Carolina, a very large company producing polyester fiber. He then attended Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, receiving his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1978. He opened a general law practice in Homewood, Alabama, and attended the University of Alabama School of Law, receiving a Master of Laws (Taxation) in 1981.
In April, 1982, James moved his law office to Auburn, Alabama, and has been practicing law in Lee County for the last 31 years. He has experience in Probate, Municipal, District and Circuit Courts in Alabama, the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama, all State Appellate Courts and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama.
James has been married to Nancy R. Cox, DVM, PhD, since 1975. Dr. Cox is a professor in the Department of Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University and is the Interim Director of the Scott-Ritchey Research Center. James and Nancy have three children, who were all educated in Auburn City Schools, and two are Auburn University graduates.
James and Nancy are members of Auburn United Methodist Church where James serves as one of three teachers in the Babe McGehee Sunday School Class, a multi-generational class studying and sharing the good news.
Selecting an attorney to help you resolve issues and conflicts affecting your life is one of the most significant actions you will ever undertake. Finding an attorney with a quality education, years of legal experience and the legal skills to accomplish your goals is a serious matter. James Cox has been practicing law for 35 years and he takes the time at the initial interview to ask extensive questions so he is prepared to give advice regarding a plan of action. An attorney who doesn’t take time to get to know his client may not be solving the client’s long-term issues. James strives to conclude cases so the client has a resolution which allows the client to move on with life.
James Cox has a general law practice dedicated to helping clients with a wide range of legal issues. Over 35 years of practice, James has developed relationships with lawyers over the Southeast who have specialty law practices do that he can refer his clients to experts in fields in which he does not practice. Solving a client’s problems is the real goal and James considers his attorney contacts around the Southeast to be a major asset in his tool chest.
James E. Cox offers a full range of legal services to clients in Lee, Macon, Tallapoosa, Chambers and Russell Counties. For 35 years, I have been helping individuals, families, and businesses with their legal problems. I give professional, personal service to every client I represent and I am an experienced litigator.
James E. Cox graduated from Auburn University in 1974 with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and membership in Alpha Pi Mu honor society. He earned a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 1978. He was admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 1978. James earned a Master of Laws, Taxation degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1981.
James practices law in many cities around Alabama, from Huntsville to Eufaula and from Tuscaloosa to Phenix City. James has been admitted to practice law in the United States District Court for the Northern and Middle Districts of Alabama, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and the U.S. Tax Court.
James represents Auburn University students on a regular basis because of his fondness for Auburn students. James, his wife, and two daughters are all Auburn graduates.
James teaches adult Sunday School class at Auburn United Methodist Church, served in Rotary Club for 25 years, and performs pro bono legal services as a way of giving back to the community.