Brent Cox

Brent Cox

Counselor. Advocate. Litigator.
  • Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Insurance Claims ...
  • Kentucky
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Reviewed by Peter Brackney May 24, 2018
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I want to make sure that my clients are capably represented in all areas. If they need criminal defense services, I'd refer them to Brent.
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Brent has been practicing law since 2008 when he became a judicial law clerk/staff attorney to the Hon. Jeffrey T. Burdette, Chief Judge, 28th Judicial Circuit, and Chief Regional Circuit Judge, Cumberland Region. As a law clerk/staff attorney, Brent worked on matters ranging from death penalty cases to will contests, business litigation, and property claims. Brent received his B.A. in English from the University of Kentucky and his J.D. from the Ohio Northern University College of Law. During law school, Brent became a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and the American Constitution Society. He worked as a teaching assistant and research assistant during his 2nd and 3rd years. Brent was a member of the Moot Court Board of Advocates and a Winner of the 2007 Burke Smith Mock Trial Competition. Brent is a member of the American, Fayette County, and Kentucky Bar Associations; American Association for Justice; Kentucky Justice Association; Director-at-Large, Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; and a Barrister in the American Inns of Court (Central Kentucky Inn). Brent is admitted to practice in the Courts of the Commonwealth of Kentucky; United States District Courts, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky; and the United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. Brent received an AV rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating Survey which is the highest rating for ability and ethics. On June 17, 2014, Brent received the 2014 Public Advocate Award from the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy during its annual conference for his conflict representation of indigent defendants. Brent takes conflict cases from multiple DPA trial offices. Brent is a native of Lexington and married to the former Tara Knapp. They have twin sons who are now 10 years old.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Claims
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • White Collar Crime
  • Collections
Additional Practice Areas
  • Contracts
  • Trial Practice
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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6th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
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Private Practice
Law Clerk/Staff Attorney
28th Judicial Circuit, Kentucky
Law Clerk/Staff Attorney to the Hon. Jeffrey T. Burdette, Chief Judge
The Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law
J.D. (2008) | Law
Honors: Moot Court Board of Advocates, Burke Smith Mock Trial Competition Winner
Activities: Phi Alpha Delta, American Constitution Society
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University of Kentucky
B.A. (2004) | English
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Public Advocate Award
Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy
Conflict Representation of Indigent Defendants
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Professional Associations
American Bar Association  # 03036584
- Current
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American Inns of Court (Central Kentucky)
- Current
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Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
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Kentucky Bar Association  # 92520
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Fayette County Bar Association
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Speaking Engagements
Credit Abuse Resistance Education , Frederick Douglass High School
Kentucky Bar Foundation
Presentation on responsible handling of credit and personal finances
Trial Practice Institute 2015
National Criminal Defense College
Capital Defense Institute 2016
Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy
Essentials of Defense Investigation 2014
Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy
Essentials of Forensic Science for Legal Professionals 2013
West Virginia University Forensic Science Initiative
Capital Case Training 2017
Darrow Baldus Death Penalty College
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10 Questions Answered

Q. In the state of ky what am I facing for a first violation on felony probation (5year). Violation is failure to report.
A: Your worst case scenario is being revoked and given your 5 years to serve. However, your attorney might be able to negotiate something better than that. Good luck!
Q. My boyfriend was arrested last night and today his disposition says “released by judge” what does this mean for him
A: Your boyfriend was released on his own recognizance. He still has to shop up for court until the matter is disposed by the court. Good luck.
Q. Can you get more then one public defender when you are charged with a serious matter ?
A: I agree with Mr. Denison. You would have to have a serious murder charge or be a defendant in a capital case in order to have more than one lawyer. There might a few other serious matters where they would give you more than one lawyer but it is not a frequent occurrence. Good luck with your case.
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Cox Attorney PLLC
709 Millpond Road
Lexington, KY 40514-1561
Telephone: (859) 258-2269
Fax: (877) 589-2269
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