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Brent Cox

Brent Cox

Counselor. Advocate. Litigator.
  • Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Insurance Claims...
  • Kentucky
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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 8 years old.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Claims
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • White Collar Crime
  • Collections
Additional Practice Areas
  • Contracts
  • Trial Practice
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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 Attorneys
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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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Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered

Q. Help we are being sued by our home buyer 18 months after closing for the entire price of the home.
A: You need to hire an attorney as soon as possible. You may have defenses to this lawsuit which an attorney can present. Good luck!
Q. I was charged with a criminal offense that i believe to be a civil matter if anything. Im in need of some legal info.
A: If you are unhappy with your lawyer, then you should seek a different lawyer to represent you. You do not have to keep a lawyer with whom you are not happy. Good luck!
Q. My son was arrested for possession of a controlled substance(meth) but it was not on him. How can they charge him?
A: Your son needs to hire an attorney ASAP. This sounds very shady. Don't talk to the police. Good luck!
Q. Can guns be in the same house as convicted felon if they are locked up and conv.fel.has no key or access to them.?
A: Father could be charged with felony in possession of a firearm or handgun. Being in the same house where there are guns is considered constructive possession for purposes of the statute. They need to remove guns from the home or the father needs to move.
Q. My husband was arrested for wanton endangerment,will I be force to testify against him?Can I refuse 504 or plead the 5th
A: In Kentucky, there is a privilege to not not have your spouse testify. You must have been married before the incident in question and still be married the time you would be called to testify. Consult your attorney about all the details to spousal privilege. Good luck.
Q. In kentucky who can access your criminal history. Can they get all your court documents?
A: Court documents are generally public record unless the Court orders the documents sealed. Therefore, anyone can walk into the clerk's office to look at or make copies from a file.
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Contact & Map
Cox Attorney PLLC
709 Millpond Road
Lexington, KY 40514-1561
Telephone: (859) 258-2269
Fax: (877) 589-2269