Jerry Cox

Jerry Cox

Title: Sole Practitioner
Company: Criminal Defense Law, PSC
Location: Mount Vernon, Kentucky, United States

Jerry Cox, Sole Practitioner at Criminal Defense Law, PSC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in trial and criminal defense law.

With more than 45 years of professional experience, Mr. Cox has been a sole practitioner with Criminal Defense Law, PSC, since 1973. In this position, he represents clients in criminal defense matters and is well-versed in trial law. He began his career as a student at Berea College, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in history and political science in 1965. He continued his studies at the University of Kentucky, earning a Juris Doctor in 1968. He is certified as a criminal specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

A renowned lecturer in his field, Mr. Cox is affiliated with numerous professional organizations, including as chair of the Public Advocacy Commission. He has served as a board examiner for the National Board of Trial Advocacy, on the drug strategy committee for the Kentucky Criminal Justice Council, and as a faculty member of the Department of Public Advocacy Practice Institute.

A contributor of multiple articles to industry publications, Mr. Cox is a member of the American Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, for which he was a member of the unauthorized practice of law committee, chair of the criminal law section, member of the criminal rules committee, a member of the legislative committee, and a member of the prescription drug abuse task force. He is a member, board member, and former president of the Kentucky Bar Foundation, a member and trustee of the Foundation for Criminal Justice, a member of the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and he is a life member, former president and member of the board of directors for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, for which he has also served as chair of the audit committee, member of the investment committee, and a member of the long range planning committee.

Throughout his career, Mr. Cox has been recognized for his contributions, including with the Nelson Mandel Lifetime Achievement Award from the Department of Public Advocacy. The Kentucky Bar Association gave him the President’s Special Award, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers gave him a President’s Commendation, and he received the President’s Award from the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law.

In his free time, Mr. Cox enjoys running marathons, and has done so in 47 states, hoping to get to the last three, Arkansas, Maryland, and Oklahoma, later this year.

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