DALLAS, June 21, 2023―Joseph M. Cox has joined Duane Morris LLP as a partner in the firm’s Trial Practice Group in its Dallas office. Prior to joining Duane Morris, Mr. Cox was a partner at Bracewell LLP.
“Since 1999, Duane Morris has seen consistent and steady growth in Texas, where we have four high-performing offices and exceptional attorneys. We are delighted that Joe Cox has selected our firm for this next phase of his career as he brings great skill after a distinguished service on the bench and as a high profile and talented trial lawyer,” said Duane Morris Chairman and CEO Matthew A. Taylor. “We are supporting a wide range of industries and clients, particularly in Dallas, and we deliver a strong value proposition across Texas.”
“With state and federal experience handling complex disputes and arbitration, Joe is a welcome addition to our litigation practice,” said Sharon L. Caffrey, co-chair of Duane Morris’ Trial Practice Group. “Of course, Joe’s experience as a judge adds critical perspective and value to his matters,” added Wayne A. Mack, co-chair of Duane Morris’ Trial Practice Group.
“In just two years, we have attracted many talented partners and attorneys to our office in Dallas,” said Randy D. Gordon, managing partner of the firm’s Dallas office. “We are thriving and busy, offering our full-service capabilities to clients in the region and nationally.”
Joe Cox has been a board certified civil trial lawyer for more than 15 years and served as a judge in the 160th Judicial District Court of Texas. He represents both individuals and companies, including those in the oil and gas, real estate, restaurants, retail, financial and commercial industries. His work includes handling disputes pertaining to commercial, shareholder derivative, theft of trade secrets, government investigations and enforcement matters, product liability and personal injury matters. He is also adept at working with clients in disputes arising through partnerships, SPACs and joint ventures. Additionally, Mr. Cox works with clients dealing with noncompete issues, fraud and breach of contract matters, unfair debt collection practices, violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, ownership of stock options, guarantees and sequestration, repossession and destruction of collateral. He has also been recognized for his service, leadership, innovation and dedication to public service and the legal profession. He represents individuals pro bono in adoptions, custody disputes and a host of other family law issues.
“I’m looking forward to working with Randy and my new colleagues in Dallas and am impressed by Duane Morris’ strategic growth plan and collegial culture,” said Mr. Cox.
Joe Cox is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law (J.D., with honors, 1990) and the University of Notre Dame (B.B.A., magna cum laude, 1987).
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