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Stephen Lee Coxen

Family Attorney at Covington, GA

4.9   188 reviews
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  • Licensed for 20 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Family
    60%

    18 years

  2. Criminal defense
    30%

    18 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.

    21 years

  4. Personal injury
    5%

    18 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, has been honored by being named a Georgia Super Lawyer 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.

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2024 2023 2022 + 11 ...

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Location

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

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  188 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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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 Erik | February 29, 2024
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Good service!
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Posted by anonymous | February 29, 2024
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Great Lawyer
Stephen was a very attentive and professional during the duration of our case. He answered emails and phone calls promptly with great communication. I would highly recommend using him and will use him again if I need a lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2024
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Im lost for words on how quickly and on point this law firm is.
Excellent service from the time I hired him all through the final of my divorce!!! I would recommend him to the highest level to any of my families and friends. Once again THANK YOU SOOO MUCH MR COXEN and STAFF.
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Great service
A great attorney during the whole process, communicated all that I needed to accomplish and updated me about my case. I would like him to represent me again if ever needed. I would highly recommend to others as well.
Posted by Louise | January 22, 2024
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The Best Lawyer in Atlanta
My family member had a serious case facing a maximum of 20 years. From day one, Mr. Coxen assured us that he will do everything in his powers to assist us...AND he did. We never converse with Mr. Coxen and not felt validated or listened to. He never failed to promptly return calls and emails. His cost was fair when compared to other quotes we were given. I highly recommend Mr. Coxen for anyone requiring legal help, due the assurance and peace of mind he provided us with throughout our journey, leading to a great case outcome.
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Posted by barry durham | November 8, 2023
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Investigator
I was refered to Mr. Coxen by another law firm. I spoke to him then hired him reference a Divorce. He guided me through the process. He was very direct and personable no Question was to big or small. kept me the loop answered all my calls.
Posted by Rayquan | November 2, 2023
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Client
I appreciate all the service you helped with and I'm pleased with my results thank you very much. You are the best lawyer I had.
Posted by Henil | October 19, 2023
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Very helpful for me
I trusted mr. Coxen, N you are reliable enough on it, thanks for you support.
Posted by Lamar | October 18, 2023
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Divorce
Help me with my divorce. I would really recommend. Great advice great help . Will use again if needed. They did a great job with my case.
Posted by Bradley | October 4, 2023
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Stephen Coxen
Stephen was excellent. He was thorough and diligent in his process. I wouldn't want to go up against this guy. I highly recommend him and will definitely hire him again if something else ever comes my way.
Posted by henry | September 4, 2023
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Mr
Mr. Stephen Coxen was excellent, he was professional on all aspect of my case. Mr. Stephen Coxen will get the job done for you. Thanks a million
Posted by Anthony | June 27, 2023
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5-STAR GENERAL FOR THE JOB!!
NO CAP OR FAKE ACTS!!! Attorney Stephen Coxen, along with The Coxen Firm, LLC, took control of the wheel and navigated me too safety. They were accurate, professional and I was able to walk away with my arms, legs, pride, dignity still intact. I recommend them too all friends, family and strangers, that are in need of advice and representation through a divorce. Divorce is a life changing event!! Don’t just let anyone represent you, I DID NOT!! Thank You Attorney Coxen
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Posted by April | May 5, 2023
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Great work
Stephen did a phenomenal job processing my out of state case. I'd highly recommend him.
Posted by Kiki | April 29, 2023
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Director
Attorney Coxen is the best in the industry. He is very polished and professional. He listened intently to my concerns and was hopeful we could be successful. Attorney Coxen represented me and made me comfortable throughout the entire process. THANK YOU ATTORNEY COXEN!
Posted by Walt | April 26, 2023
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Best Decision You’ll Ever Make
I retained Mr. Coxen and his firm for a family matter. They did an excellent job. I am very satisfied with the outcome. What I love the most is that Mr. Coxen did not treat me like I was just a number. No matter how busy his schedule was he made time to speak with me about my case either by phone or email. He answered all my questions and also educated me with resources of cases similar to mines so I have a better understanding. I would definitely recommend his firm and use their services again if needed.
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Posted by Tonya | April 11, 2023
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Honest & Trustworthy Attorney
We were so blessed to find Mr. Stephen Coxen to represent us in our case. I'd sifted through so many attorneys but none fit the criteria of what I needed. I needed transparency, honesty, good communication, empathy, superb experience, strength, confidence and conviction and a stellar history as I researched his career and was pleasantly pleased. We found all of this plus more in Mr. Coxen. I have Mr. Coxen saved in my phone as our future attorney and consultant. It's difficult to find good attorneys just as it's difficult to find good doctors yet again we were blessed to find and use Mr. Coxen for our representation. You won't be disappointed!
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Posted by Gina | March 16, 2023
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Professional and Responsive
I am normally a critic, when it comes to attorneys. However, I was pleasantly surprised to deal with Mr. Coxen. He was open about the possible outcomes of my cases. I felt comfortable contacting him and asking questions. He was always quick and personable in responding to me. I was impressed with his representation and professionalism.
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Posted by Melissa | March 15, 2023
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Great Attorney
We reached out to Stephen when our original attorney was to busy for us. We see that as a blessing now. Mr. Coxen was very easy to communicate with, and never made us feel like we were bothering him. Don’t think twice about hiring him to represent you!
Posted by Brett | March 12, 2023
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Highly Reccomend, Excellent assistance with my divorce
When I made the difficult decision to end my marriage I knew I need an attorney who would help me through the divorce process and be fair with fees. Stephen fit the bill perfectly. He helped me understand the process, guided me ever step of the way and was very fair on the hours charged for his services. I hope no one ever has to go through a divorce but if you do you can't go wrong selecting Stephen. I highly reccomend!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

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

Sample of 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

Honors and Awards

  • Georgia Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2023

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (12)
Endorse Stephen
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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