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.
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.
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 Texas Association of Defense Counsel, 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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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2003||01/09/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Master Advocate||Dedman School of Law Board of Advocates||2003|
|Outstanding Advocate of the Year||Dedman School of Law Board of Advocates||2003|
|Regional Finalist||American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition||2003|
|National Finalist||USD National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Tournament||2002|
|Best Brief||SMU Howie & Sweeney Appellate Advocacy Competition||2002|
|National Best Brief||USD National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Tournament||2002|
|Finalist||SMU Howie & Sweeney Appellate Advocacy Competition||2002|
|National Quarter-Finalist||USD National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Tournament||2001|
|Associate Attorney||Brock Person Guerra Reyna, P.C.||2015 - Present|
|Senior Litigation Attorney||Daniel Stark PC||2013 - 2015|
|Partner||Hester Cox Law Firm||2012 - 2013|
|Partner||Roberts & Roberts||2010 - 2012|
|Staff Attorney||Twelfth Court of Appeals||2006 - 2010|
|Associate||Roberts & Roberts||2003 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Texas Association of Defense Counsel||Member||2016 - Present|
|The National Trial Lawyers||Member||2013 - 2015|
|Texas Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2010 - 2015|
|Order of Barristers||Member||2003 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||2003 - Present|
|Steven Lynn Rybacki v. Haji Sulaiman, 241st District Court, Smith County, Texas, Cause Number: 09-1709-C||Verdict for Plaintiff|
|Sara Quintero v. Marshella Kersh, 7th District Court, Smith County, Texas, Cause Number: 11-0480-A||Verdict for Plaintiff|
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|Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Georgia Southern University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|