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Stephen Lee Coxen

Family Attorney at Covington, GA

4.9   166 reviews

Licensed for 19 years

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About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Family
    60%

    17 years

  2. Criminal defense
    30%

    17 years

  3. General practice
    5%
    Mr. Coxen began his career in the Newton County District Attorney's Office where he practiced for nearly 3 years before moving into private practice.

    20 years

  4. Personal injury
    5%

    17 years

A native of Fitzgerald, Georgia, Mr. Coxen moved to the Atlanta area in 2000 while attending law school at Georgia State University College of Law. There, Mr. Coxen excelled academically and in extracurricular activities, graduating with honors, Cum Laude. While at Georgia State, Mr. Coxen was also a member of the award winning Student Trial Lawyers Association Mock Trial Team and interned at the Dekalb County Solicitor General’s Office, practicing under Georgia’s Third Year Practice Act, in the summer of 2002.

 

The experience would prove invaluable, as he began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in the Newton County District Attorney’s Office in Covington, Georgia. There, he gained valuable trial experience prosecuting thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases, ranging from traffic violations to murder cases.

 

Mr. Coxen entered private practice in 2006 and has concentrated his practice in the areas of criminal defense, family law, general civil litigation and personal injury law. He is a founding partner of The Coxen Firm, LLC.

 

Mr. Coxen has served as a volunteer with the elementary school ministry of his local church and is a past member of the Georgia College Alumni Association Board of Directors.  Mr. Coxen is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and is licensed to practice in all state courts as well as the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. Mr. Coxen has also served as the City Solicitor for the Municipal Court of Porterdale, Georgia. Mr. Coxen and his wife Jennifer reside in Atlanta, Georgia with their two sons, Reeves and Rhett.

Client's Choice 2022
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Licensed for 19 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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The Coxen Firm, LLC
5109 Highway 278 NE
Suite B
Covington, GA, 30014

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  166 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Stephen received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Eric | August 13, 2021
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Mr. Barton
Over the years I’ve hired numerous Attorneys, and truly I’ve never been totally satisfied with any of them. But on this occasion from my first encounter with Mr Coxen it’s been very professional and He explained the course of action that he thought would best suit my circumstance. The out come of my case was exactly what I wanted to happen, and I don’t believe it would have without his professionalism and tactics. I would absolutely recommend his services to anyone who needs an Attorney to do what they say their going to do.
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Posted by Brian | December 16, 2022
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Great job!
Stephen was very patient with the pricess as I am one that asks a ton of questions. He handled everything quickly and flawlessly. Would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Stephen | November 3, 2022
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Thank you
Mr Coxen did for me what others dragged their feet over for 6+ years, and he done it in 2 weeks. Proving that there is a right person for a job, he spoke to me and listened to me as an individual who needed assistance, he set out the process on the first consultation and followed the path we discussed. I wish I'd have found him 6 years ago! Everything he said to me was accurate and true, we hope to never need legal assistance but if we do then you can't go wrong by hiring Mr Coxen. Thank you sir for all your expertise and for listening to me when others wouldn't
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Posted by Alton | November 1, 2022
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Glad our paths crossed
I retained Atty Coxen to represent me in a divorce. There were numerous issues that needed to be resolved. He took my case and addressed all issues professionally. More importantly he was thoughtful and compassionate during the entire process. He really had my best interest and I was satisfied how my divorce ended. I recommend him without reservations or hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2022
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Perseverance
Mr. Coxen and Kathy were ever present in a case that took several months, 20 to be exact. Their guidance through the process, which was totally foreign to me was spot on. They also took the time to explain details to a person who has ocd and loves details, all of which were on point.
Posted by Justin | September 7, 2022
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Excellent
I am so grateful to have been referred to The Coxen Law Firm and I highly recommend them. Mr. Coxen is a skillful and respected attorney, with a stellar track record. With his representation, I reached an agreement with my spouse so when our case went to court it was a simple process. He is both empathetic and a brilliant professional, even when I thought we had an agreement and that agreement didn’t work out. He always stayed steps again and explains all possible ways to proceed. Mr. Coxen was patient and clearly outline what to expect, and presented an honest assessment of my case. While I hope that I am not involved in legal proceeding, should that ever be the case, this is my attorney and law firm of choice. I know that I will be well represented.
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Posted by Nicola | September 5, 2022
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Help on in a time of need
Mr Coxen was recommended to me through legal shield. At that time I was in dire need of assistance and direction with my situation. During my consultation I received every answer to my questions. I felt like Mr. Coxen and his team understood my problem and made this process as smooth as possible. I received communication via email and phone so I was never in the dark about where we were in the process. Thank you all again for assisting me in this challenging time.
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Posted by Steven | September 1, 2022
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Overly Great Experience
This was my first time needing legal representation and Mr. Coxen and his team were very professional, knowledgeable, and hospitable the whole way. We were able to handle my issue quickly and to my satisfaction. Will definitely use him again in the future!
Posted by Kimberly | August 14, 2022
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The best of the best
This is the second time I retained Mr.Coxen the first time was for my divorce and the second time was for a name change for my oldest child. Trying to change his last name on my own was to complex & I knew Mr.Coxen would be there every step of the way. The day of court unfortunately Mr.Coxen tested positive for Covid but that didn’t stop him from still being at my court appearance via zoom. After the hearing I had a little hiccup and Mr.Coxen immediately reached out to me to help me every step of the way till everything was completed. Each time he was amazing. Mr.Coxen is a caring and compassionate attorney. He had great communication, always makes sure he responds to your calls or emails.
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Posted by Paul | August 12, 2022
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Child custody
Attorney Coxen was hired to represent me in a child custody case. He was outstanding!! A very knowledgeable and trustworthy attorney. I highly recommend him....
Posted by Kerri | July 29, 2022
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HE IS THE ONE
I first off want to say that, i was just where you were, looking through lawyers reviews, paying consult fees and still not feeling good about the attorney. THIS review, i hope keeps you from having to continue to do that. Mr.Coxen, not only CALLED me personally and talked with me free of charge(consult), gave me advice & told me he would be there when i was ready. A month or 2 later i called him, hired him, and he spoke with me in his office for over an hour taking detailed notes on my situation. He heard me. He fought for me like he would his family, and I’m sure as he does for EVERYONE else. Truthfully, walking in to speak with him i had lost all hope in my situation and when i walked out, i felt like i already won. He gave me a list of things to do in order to support our case, i did them, however i wasn’t the best client. I waited until less than 2 weeks( gathering all of my evidence and documents from over a year) prior to the court date to send over EVERYTHING. He had so much to go through, and worked until the very last second walking into the court room. He presented everything so well, with so much grace and knowledge. He did extra research to compare my case to a similar one years before and made that apart of his closing statement. He is so kind but, he can pick up on BS in a heart beat so when he cross examines, watch him go to work!!! ***We sat in the court room from 10am-7:15pm(without his phone to contact his wife and kids) and he still took every second he had with me seriously and didn’t shorten anything up to speed things up. He kept in contact with me through the next weeks following the judges ruling and today i received the best email of a life time. “Congratulations, we won” He changed my life, and most of all saved my kids from a traumatic childhood. This case was not easy but, he sure made it the least stressful and pleasant to be doing it with him. I never doubted winning, when i hired him. He is the only lawyer i will ever use. I hope that my story helps you decide on an attorney who will too, change your life. THANK YOU MR.COXEN, Kerri, Lilly, Aspen
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Posted by Brandace | June 28, 2022
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Very pleased !
Mr. Coxen handled my divorce. It was uncontested, but my ex and I went back and forth on quite a few issues. Mr. Coxen exhibited patience with the constant document changes. He was very knowledgeable, and advised me along the way if I was unsure of a certain aspect or process. He is professional and efficient but still understanding. I definitely recommend him for your legal needs.
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Posted by Jennifer | June 9, 2022
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Contempt issue.
I was being sued for contempt of a divorce action. I no longer live in Georgia but the Coxen firm handled everything perfectly. A my questions were answered quickly and I couldn't be more pleased.
Posted by Alicia | May 23, 2022
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Divorce/Custody
Divorce and custody issues are awful things to navigate on their own. Stephen Coxen is a great attorney that helped make the process much more bearable. I value communication, and Stephen was always quick to respond to my questions. He was honest, pleasant to deal with, and fought for what I wanted. Although, he is a great attorney I really hope I don't need services like this again, but if I do...I know who to call. Thank you, Stephen Coxen!
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Posted by Jocelyn | May 9, 2022
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Client
Attorney Coxen was very efficient with my representation. He was prepared and knowledgeable. He accomplished exactly what I paid him to accomplish. His office has excellent customer service as well as him.
Posted by Harriet Lewis | May 1, 2022
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Excellent Attorney
Attorney Coxen handled my complicated divorce case excellently, I was updated on a timely basis thereby easing what should have been a very stressful time for me. I would recommend Attorney Coxen.
Posted by Victor | April 9, 2022
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Professional Service
Hired on spot. Completed the job by working in my defense. I would recommend to all my friends and fam. Thanks Stephen!
Posted by Jennifer | March 8, 2022
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Exceeded my Expectations
I retained Attorney Coxen for a legal matter and he went over and beyond. From our first phone consultation, I felt confident that I chose the right attorney. He was informative, responsive, and proactive. He absolutely exceeded my expectations.
Posted by Chris | February 24, 2022
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'The lawyer' for your legal needs
I highly recommend Stephen Coxen as your attorney. Recently, my family underwent an incident where my family member was wrongfully accused. Before we were in contact with an attorney, we received multiple calls from the police interrupting our personal time and affecting our mental health. One of our family friends referred us to Mr. Coxen, and from the moment we informed him of the situation, he worked quickly and diligently to contact the officers and resolve the issue in a timely manner. Within 24 hours, he addressed all of our concerns and resolved our issues. We cannot begin to express our gratitude to Mr. Coxen. On top of his swift work, Mr.Coxen is truly is an attorney who works to help those in need. I highly recommend him for any legal needs
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Posted by Kathy | December 17, 2021
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Custody Issue
Stephen Coxen was referred to me by a friend who retained his services for a divorce. Custody is an unpleasant circumstance for all involved. However, Stephen was thorough, timely, concise with his explanations, provided honest feedback and opinions and made the entire experience bearable. We were extremely happy with the outcome. If we need any future legal representation, he will be our first call.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Coxen & Worthington, LLC
  • 2010 - 2020
  • Partner
  • Ninfo & Associates, P.A.
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Newton County District Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2006

Education

  • Georgia State University College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate - Cum Laude
  • 2003
  • Georgia College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999
  • Fitzgerald High School
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Disability Insurance Policy Distribution in Divorce cases in Georgia
  • Judgment affirmed on appeal

Associations

  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2006 - Present
  • Newton County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • 2003 - Present
  • Georgia College Alumni Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2006 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (12)
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Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I recently tried a case against Steve. It was my first experience dealing with him. We typically practice in different judicial circuits and do not have the occasion to encounter each other. I was extremely impressed by Steve's knowledge of the facts of the case -- both those that supported and that hurt his client's case. He was prepared for everything that I threw his way. Additionally, this case involved some fairly complex legal arguments. Steve was well prepared to address each of those arguments. There are a lot of potentially good lawyers out there that just don't invest the time necessary to get to know their clients. It is clear to me that Steve is a hard worker and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone seeking representation in his practice areas."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Coxen is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Stephen. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Stephen for a number of years and we have worked on several cases together. Stephen is an outstanding lawyer with an impeccable work ethic and reputation in the community. I would highly recommend his services to anyone in need."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having worked with Stephen a few years back in the DA's office, I can tell you that if you have a criminal case in Newton County you want him in your corner! An excellent attorney that is well respected by both the judges and other lawyers, I highly recommend Stephen."
Family Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen is a well respected family/divorce law attorney in Covington. He is known as a professional who works hard for his clients and stands by his word. I would highly recommend Stephen for his work in this area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Stephen Coxen for many years now as a fellow member of the bar. I know him to have exceptional legal skills and to be a person of high character and integrity. I strongly recommend him!"
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