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McKenna Louise Cox

Immigration Attorney at Johnson City, TN

2.8   6 reviews

also known as McKenna Cox, McKenna L. Cox

  • Licensed for 19 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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About McKenna

Learn McKenna’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    Family-based immigration, U, T and VAWA visas, Adjustment of Status, Deferred Action

    16 years

  2. Family
    Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Domestic Violence Orders of Protection, Domestic Partnership Agreements

    19 years

  3. Wills and living wills
    Living Wills, Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney

    19 years

McKenna L. Cox is a partner at the law firm of Herndon, Coleman, Brading and McKee. In her spare time, McKenna L. Cox is an avid reader, scrapbooker, and musician. She is active in her church and enjoys making her own bread, singing, foreign travel, and languages. 


Herndon, Coleman, Brading and McKee, LLC
104 E. Main Street
Johnson City, TN, 37604


2.8 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
Posted by k.a.d | October 15, 2014
Best attorney ever!
I have worked with attorneys and trained students entering law school, but I have never encountered the level of compassionate professionalism before that I encountered when working with McKenna Cox. Whenever someone seeks legal counsel s/he is usually in a complex, tricky, and potentially painful situation. People trying to manage difficult, even nightmarish, events need to contact Ms. Cox immediately. Don't do "it" alone when you could have an advocate and compassionate person at your side. Let's me put it this way: if my mother were in trouble, Ms. Cox would be my first call.
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2014
She went above and beyond, I would highly recommend her.
Ms. Cox was awesome and her staff was very friendly. She took the time to explain the law to me and made sure I understood the whole process, all while charging me an extremely low fee. I was really impressed.
Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2014
Great Divorce Attorney
Ms. Cox really knew her stuff. She advised me what to do, how to protect myself, and made sure I got the best deal I could given the facts of my case. She was kind and patient and kept me from going crazy during a really difficult time in my life. I have sent others her way.
Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don't waste your money
Very expensive for very little results. McKenna did very little to fight for what I wanted in my case, yet she charged a buttload. Please, for your sake, find someone else.
Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2014
Money, MONEY........MONEY!!!
Ridiculous divorce with children - she kept sending bills for $1700.00-2000.00. She seemed to be more on his side and seemed to always side with his attorney. Along with my family, I wished that she would stand up for my rights but she laid down at every opportunity. This case would have gone so much smoother if things were done by the law. Seemed much more interested in money than what I deserved or asked for as a mother of two and for my two children. Ridiculous!
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2014
Sucked money like a tick sucks blood
Messy divorce with children - she kept sending bills for $1500, $1900 etc. to total $14K. She seemed to be more on his side and seemed to always side with his attorney. My family and I wished that she would stand up for my rights but she laid down at every opportunity. Seemed much more interested in money than what I deserved or asked for as a mother of two.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-200 per hour
  • Retainer Always


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cox and Lee, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Staff Attorney
  • Legal Aid of East Tennessee
  • 2005 - 2011


  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • MA - Masters
  • 2002
  • Wofford College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999


  • LGBT Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Extraordinary Service to the Legal Profession
  • The Pro Bono Project
  • 2012
  • Best New Advocate
  • Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Washington County Bar Association monthly CLE
  • Immigration Basics
  • 2016
  • Smoky Mountain Paralegal Association
  • Immigration
  • 2014
  • Community Legal Outreach
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewals
  • 2014
  • Washington County Bar Association CLE
  • Immigration Basics
  • 2013
  • Annual Review Seminar
  • Landlord/Tenant updates
  • 2012
  • Outreach to Advocates and Law Enforcement Officers
  • Domestic Violence Issues and Laws in Tennessee
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (5)
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Family Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"McKenna was an excellent advocate for her client and also cordial and professional. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"It is hard for me too limit myself to 1000 characters when describing the level of service offered by McKenna Cox. McKenna is one of a kind. Not only can she successfully navigate many cases at once, she does so offering the best level of representation and personal service to each client. I am consistently amazed at how she is able to know so much about each individual that walks through her door and care so much at the same time. I highly recommend McKenna Cox for matters involving immigration, family law, civil litigation, and other miscellaneous personal matters."
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with McKenna on several occasions. She always does an excellent job advocating for her client."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Johnson City Immigration Lawyer McKenna Louise Cox
McKenna Louise Cox
Immigration Attorney
Johnson City, TN
Licensed for 19 years