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Rodney Eugene Cox

Rodney Eugene Cox

also known as R. E. (Felix) Cox, Felix Cox

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, Appeals

About Me

NATIONAL RECOGNITION


Felix Cox has been rated as “Distinguished” by Martindale-Hubbell, an independent attorney rating service.  He has been rated as “Superb” by Avvo, another independent attorney rating service.  Finally, in 2013, Felix was selected as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" by The National Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization for trial lawyers.  Since 2013, he has been selected by The National Trial Lawyers as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" in 2014 and 2015 as well.


 


CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES


Felix is licensed to practice law in all Texas state courts. He is also admitted to practice before district courts in the United States Northern District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas, Western District of Texas, and Southern District of Texas, and before the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. 


 


PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION


Felix received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Georgia Southern University in 2000. While at Georgia Southern, Felix was enrolled in the Order of Omega academic honor fraternity. He was also the recipient Dorman Scholarship, Dwyer Scholarship, HOPE Scholarship, and Regents Scholarship.  He then attended the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University, receiving a Juris Doctor (J.D.) in 2003. While at SMU, Felix was named Outstanding Advocate of the Year by the Dedman School of Law Board of Advocates. He was also selected for enrollment in the Order of Barristers, a courtroom-advocacy honor society. Felix also received awards for writing a national best brief and competition best brief, respectively, in the 2002 National Criminal Procedure Tournament and the 2002 Howey & Sweeney Appellate Advocacy Competition. Further, he was a national finalist and competition finalist, respectively, in these same competitions. Finally, he was a regional finalist in the 2003 American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition.  


 


PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND


While in law school, Felix served as a research assistant for SMU law professor Joseph McKnight and twice interned with the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Texas. He also worked in the SMU Criminal Prosecution Clinic, which operates in partnership with the Dallas County Criminal District Attorney. After law school, Felix began his legal career as an associate in the civil litigation section of an East Texas law firm. During this time, he was involved in a wide variety of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits, including defective-product lawsuits. This included cases in federal and state courts, and in venues such as Arizona, Illinois, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming. In 2006, Felix left his firm to serve as a staff attorney with the Twelfth Court of Appeals. In 2010, Felix left the Twelfth Court to resume private practice as a civil litigator.  He currently handles personal injury and wrongful death cases, as well as civil appellate matters. Felix is a member of The National Trial Lawyers, the Order of Barristers, and the State Bar of Texas.


  


PERSONAL BACKGROUND AND INTERESTS


Felix is married and is the father of three children. In addition to spending time with his family, he is an avid nonfiction reader. He is also an active member of his church.  Felix has previously served as a parish council member, alter server, cantor, and religious education teacher.  Felix is a Fourth Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus.  On two occasions, Felix has served as the team captain of a city-wide champion trivia team.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2003

  1. Personal Injury: 80%
    2 years
  2. Appeals: 10%
  3. Wrongful Death: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Achmed Mirari Defreitas

    The Tyler community is fortunate to have a person of his skill, intellect, and integrity to serve and protect them in personal injury matters. I am more than glad to provide him with my endorsement.

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    Achmed Defreitas DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Ray Murphy

    Felix is smart, well prepared, thorough, detail oriented, and persistent. He is also a very strong oral advocate. I would not hesitate to hire him to represent me in my own case.

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    Michael Murphy Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Brock Person Guerra Reyna, P.C.

17339 Redland Road
San Antonio, TX, 78247

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200305/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Master AdvocateDedman School of Law Board of Advocates2003
Outstanding Advocate of the YearDedman School of Law Board of Advocates2003
Regional FinalistAmerican Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition2003
National FinalistUSD National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Tournament2002
Best BriefSMU Howie & Sweeney Appellate Advocacy Competition2002
National Best BriefUSD National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Tournament2002
FinalistSMU Howie & Sweeney Appellate Advocacy Competition2002
National Quarter-FinalistUSD National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Tournament2001

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyBrock Person Guerra Reyna, P.C.2015 - Present
Senior Litigation AttorneyDaniel Stark PC2013 - 2015
PartnerHester Cox Law Firm2012 - 2013
PartnerRoberts & Roberts2010 - 2012
Staff AttorneyTwelfth Court of Appeals2006 - 2010
AssociateRoberts & Roberts2003 - 2006

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
The National Trial LawyersMember2013 - 2015
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - 2015
Order of BarristersMember2003 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2003 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Steven Lynn Rybacki v. Haji Sulaiman, 241st District Court, Smith County, Texas, Cause Number: 09-1709-CVerdict for Plaintiff
Sara Quintero v. Marshella Kersh, 7th District Court, Smith County, Texas, Cause Number: 11-0480-AVerdict for Plaintiff

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Georgia Southern UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2000