Brent Cox

Brent Cox

Counselor. Advocate. Litigator.
  • Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Insurance Claims ...
  • Kentucky
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Peter Brackney
Peter Brackney May 24, 2018
Rating: 10 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 11 years old.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    White Collar Crime
Additional Practice Areas
  • Contracts
  • Trial Practice
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent fees may vary. Contact to discuss your case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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6th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
- Current
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
Essentials of Forensic Science for Legal Professionals 2013
West Virginia University Forensic Science Initiative
Capital Case Training 2017
Darrow Baldus Death Penalty College
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
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
18 Questions Answered
Q. Is it legal to put my assets in my girlfriends name if I anticipate being sued in the future?
A: This sounds like fraudulent conveyances. I believe you can be sued for doing this with the knowledge that you are likely to be sued. I would consult an attorney who can analyze all the facts of your particular situation.
Q. In Kentucky if a person is released on shock probation with a 4 yr and 2 day sentence and happens to
A: He or she will get credit for any and all time served on that particular case. When out on parole, a defendant get credit for time on parole, "street credit."
Q. My probation recently expired 2 weeks ago but apparently Im still on it as well as having an active warrant for which
A: The best person to ask is your probation officer. I don't think anyone else would know why.
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Cox Attorney PLLC
2402 Greatstone Point
Lexington, KY 40504-3274
Telephone: (859) 258-2269
Fax: (859) 809-0269
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Closed
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