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Brent Cox

Criminal defense Attorney at Lexington, KY

5.0   22 reviews

Licensed for 14 years

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About Brent

Learn Brent’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Attorney Cox has been a premier criminal defense lawyer in the great state of Kentucky since 2008. If you've been charged with any crime, you will want Attorney Cox by your side. Stop worrying, call him today for a consultation.

  2. Lawsuits and disputes
    10%
    Attorney Cox is a knowledgeable and experienced litigator. If you are going to trial, call Attorney Cox today to review your case and see how he can help you!

  3. Litigation
    10%
    Fraud ("White Collar Torts"), Business Dissolutions, Contracts, and/or other matters requiring resolution through arbitration, mediation, and/or by a Court.

  4. Car accident
    5%
    Have you been injured in a car accident due to a careless driver? You should consult with an attorney for help obtaining the compensation you need after another driver's negligence caused you harm.

    13 years

  5. Debt collection
    5%

  6. Personal injury
    5%
    Attorney Cox has helped the great people of Kentucky for years. Call now to schedule a consultation if you've been injured through no fault of your own and due to someone else's negligence.

  7. Sex crime
    5%
    Representation from the Law Office of Brent Cox could be the difference between life in prison and a life of freedom. Do not hesitate to retain our team if you have been arrested for a sex crime.

  8. Violent crime
    5%
    Being accused of a violent offense can be devastating and can have long-term negative effects on your life. If you have been arrested, or a loved one is facing this type of criminal charge, you need to act quickly.

  9. White collar crime
    5%
    The Law Office of Brent Cox is supremely capable of handling your white collar crime matters. If you've been accused of a white collar crime, call now.

My current practice is primarily criminal defense involving drug related cases and serious matters where firearms or serious physical force is used such as assaults and murders including capital cases, as well as other serious offenses.  I prefer complex litigation and focus on matters which may be resolved in trials by jury.

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Licensed for 14 years
State KY
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2008
Updated 09/20/2022

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

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Reviews

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Posted by Amber Clark | November 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I called a few attorneys as I've never had to have one before. I was told Mr. Cox was good. I explained my situation. We spoke several times & he took action fast! He was always thorough & made sure I was fully aware of what was going on. Kept in contact with me & was very patient. He got me the best outcome for me. I woukd definitely recommend him to anyone needing representation.
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Posted by Uriah | September 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great no nonsense lawyer
When I first met him, he took the time to explain everything to me. He walked me through all the processes and make sure I understood everything and gave me so much information that I actually felt knowledgeable about what was going on. He worked with me and kept me up to date on everything and followed through exactly as he said he would.
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Posted by Darlene | September 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I consulted and retained Brent Cox after catching felony charges in another state. He took over at that point, becoming a buffer between me and a highly corrupt criminal investigator who would not stop harassing me, my friends and my employer. Brent put a stop to it all. Afterwards he procured a list of local attorneys from that state and helped me whittle it down to the best fit for my case. HE NEVER STOPPED assisting me and always made himself available (this can be a HUGE problem with other attorneys). He’s highly intelligent, very savvy...and he honestly cares about his clients. I dislike attorneys in general but not this guy. If I ever need a criminal attorney again, he’s the first one I’m going to call.
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Posted by Vicki | August 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Genuine Man!
I needed an attorney to represent my daughter in a few legal matters and after speaking with 2 other people, decided to hire Brent because he was very knowledgeable and honest with me, not to mention reasonably priced. It took a few months before things were resolved but he was very responsive when I left a voicemail and/or texting...he also offered advice on matters he couldn’t handle. Very genuine person and we appreciate everything he did for us!!
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Legal Representation!
I highly recommend Mr. Cox as an attorney. I had never had the need to use an attorney before so I made a list of about 6 attorneys that had high ratings on various internet review sites and started calling them. The matter was extremely urgent but it was on a weekend so I didn't expect to hear back from any of them until Monday. Mr. Cox actually called me before I had even been able to leave a message on the fourth attorney in the list (he was the second one I called.) He agreed to meet with me sooner than I had expected and was very accommodating from the first phone call and always thereafter. His fee was very reasonable in comparison with other attorneys and I feel he went above and beyond to help me in my legal matter. His legal knowledge and insight were extremely accurate, up-front, and helpful. He was always ready to answer any questions that may have arisen as the matter progressed and always promptly returned any phone calls or correspondence. He is very professional. I highly recommend Mr. Cox as an attorney and would use him again, without question, if the need ever arose.
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Posted by Jessica | June 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Relaible
Brent was recommended to me by a family member. He has gone above and beyond for my case. He has been very understanding of my situation. He answers any questions I may have not by telling me what I want to hear but with what I need to hear. I'm educated about every outcome of which my case may go. He's eas to keep in contact and responds normally within 5 minutes. This is a dedicated lawyer and takes every case he accepts seriously no matter how big or small it mayb be.
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Posted by Aarin | February 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney!
Brent is a very thorough and competent professional attorney. He was accesible during the entire process and had my best interest in mind. I would strongly recommend him and have referred him to several friends.
Posted by Wade | February 2, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommended
Mr. Cox has a real passion and talent with what he does. I think that makes a real difference in the kind of services you receive as opposed to dealing with someone that's simply putting time in for a paycheck. He's always been happy to provide legal council for me and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking the kind of services he renders.
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Posted by Connie upon behalf of Robert | February 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Murder: Being at the Wrong Place at the Wrong time 2015
Brent Cox is an excellent attorney. He was a Public Defender for my son who was 19-years-old at the time, Yes a P.D. Public Defenders in most cases lack defending the client figure they get paid one way or the other its not their life seeking jail or prison time why bother so much about the case they have. He was given this case even though from his office to location of the court hearing was over an hour away. Brent wasnt given the case until day of pretrial. He had a lot of elements against this attorney throughout the my sons case. He keeps in contact with you through different methods and keeps in contact with you e-mail, text, face to face, phone call. When you ask a question he will get back with you usually the same day. He investigates your case without dropping the ball. Isn't afraid to rebutting the DA and keeping up with task during your case. My son was placed in jail for Murder within two weeks Brent had my son out of jail with an ankle moniter. He came home which was over an hour from Brent's office, which he would meet us if needed to at a location we agreed upon. The DA was brutal and was head strong without dropping charges nor turning over evidence in my sons case. Brent went over, beyond, and above to fight back. The charges was dropped to conspiracy of murder Brent wouldn't have that even without any evidence from the DA Brent continued to push with only evidence he had. My sons case went to Grand Jury they stated there wasn't enough evidence for conviction. DA wanted my son to receive some type of charge. Considering my son didnt report it to the authorities. Brent argued back and forth with the DA. I feel if my son wouldn't have accepted the plea charge he wouldnt have received 2nd degree contributing to a minor. He accepted the charge bc me being on disabilty I couldn't afford the ankle monitor much longer, and fear of getting behind on his child support. Even Brent stated he couldve beat the charge but out of fear my son accepted the last of the three plea bargains. Received 2 years probation, with prejudice, low defender status with his parole officer. Months after his indictment I e-mailed Brent with a question without hesitation he answered. I figured he forget who his client was considering he does have other clients. Brent to me saved my sons life and a mothers heart. I thank God every day that Brent was defending my son and not some slacking Public Defending given. If I could Thank him every day I would, but he is a busy man defending his clients.
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Posted by Rodney | February 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of my very best contract defense attorneys
I have hired Mr. Cox to represent a number of clients. I use him for complex litigation that requires a strong legal mind, aggressive motion practice and trial by jury. He is always trying to better himself, attending training specific to the cases he undertakes, conducting "case reviews" to collaborate with other attorneys. Mr. Cox is also compassionate and kind to his clients and those who care about them. I have never received a complaint about Mr. Cox. It was my pleasure to recommend Mr. Cox for an award in appreciation of his good work a few years ago, which he won. He has only become better with time, I would highly recommend Brent Cox to anyone seeking a good lawyer to stand with them in or out of court.
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Posted by Shannon | January 26, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Highly recommend
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney!
Brent went above and beyond in my case. Upon hiring him, he worked nonstop to get me the best resolution possible in my case. I'd recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney.
Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended exemplary legal representation. Consistent quick and accurate communication
We have been thrilled by the service Mr. Cox provides. He is quick to respond with relevant information and realistic expectations. Brent has produced results based on those expectations on numerous occasions. We would not hesitate to recommend Brent and consider him our first call for any legal matter we encounter.
Posted by Josh | December 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal Matter
I hired Brent for help with a personal legal matter. He was exceptionally professional and thorough. My issue was resolved in a timely and complete manner. Every time I had a question or problem Brent was available and responded fully. I would 100% use Brent again and would highly recommend that you give him a try.
Posted by Belle Johnson | September 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very impressed!!!!!!!!
This is the lawyer you need to hire to get the job done...I was very impressed and grateful for the help he provided for my family. It seemed like it was us against the town until Mr. Cox stepped up and assisted. Thank you Brent Cox!!!!!!!
Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2015
Amazing, Efficient, and More
Brent has been so great to work with! He spent countless hours at the office to ensure our case was gone through without any detail missing, hours were spent on the phone and computer to reassure me that he was doing everything he could to get the case resolved! Our case isn't completed yet but there is not a doubt in my mind that it will be anything less than satisfactory! I have complete confidence and trust him with a situation that is life changing...that is hard to earn...but Brent has done that!!
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Posted by Cindy | August 4, 2014
Brent Cox
Brent is awesome both as an individu and an attorney. I had never had to deal with the legal system before and he kept me informed the entire way. He really. Believes in doing the right thing for his clients.
Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2013
Definitely helped me in my case
he helped me get my case dismissed. Brent is extremely nice and will help you out. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2013
David Brent Cox
Brent Cox was very thorough and professional in his handling of my case. He listened patiently, asked pertinent questions, researched Kentucky law cases, and most importantly, fought hard for what was right! I never felt rushed when we discussed the issues related to my case. I will recommend Mr. Cox to anyone I know who is in need of an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2013
He made us feel at ease throughout the entire process!!!
Mr. Cox has handled several things for us. We are so pleased with the way he made us feel at ease throughout the whole process with getting dismissals of bogus charges and is also negotiating repayment on a financial matter. We have him on speed dial and feel blessed to have him as "our attorney!"
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • COX ATTORNEY PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Hon. Jeffrey Burdette, Chief Judge, 28th Judicial Circuit
  • 2008 - 2010

Education

  • Baldus Criminal Defense College - Darrow Death Penalty College - Impact Advocacy
  • Advanced Capital Litigation
  • 2017
  • Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy
  • Certificate
  • 2016
  • National Criminal Defense College
  • Certificate
  • 2015
  • Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy
  • Certificate
  • 2014
  • WVU Forensic Science Initiative
  • Certificate
  • 2013
  • Ohio Northern University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Kentucky
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004
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Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Diaz
  • 20 years (5 non-violent) on Robbery, amended from Capital Murder
  • Commonwealth v. Bustle
  • 5 years for Facilitation to Robbery, amended from Murder
  • Commonwealth v. Thomas
  • 8 years to serve on Manslaughter, 2d Degree, amended from Murder
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Associations

  • Kentucky Justice Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Director
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Fayette County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 2017 Continuing Education Award
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2018
  • 2016 Continuing Legal Education Award
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2017
  • 2015 Continuing Legal Education Award
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2016
  • 2014 Continuing Legal Education Award
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2015
  • 2013 Continuing Legal Education Award
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Public Advocate Award
  • Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • 2012 Continuing Legal Education Award
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2013
  • 2011 Continuing Legal Education Award
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • CARE Program - Fayette County Schools
  • Credit Abust Resistance Education
  • 2018
  • CARE Progarm - Fayette County Schools
  • Credit Abuse Resistance Education
  • 2017
  • CARE Program - Fayette County Schools
  • Credit Abuse Resistance Education
  • 2013
  • CARE Program - Fayette County Schools
  • Credit Abuse Resistance Education
  • 2012
  • CARE Program - Pulaski County Schools
  • Credit Abuse Resistance Education
  • 2010
  • CARE Program - Pulaski County Schools
  • Credit Abuse Resistance Education
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (15)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cox is a great attorney and has given me great advice in the past with regards to my own practice. I endorse Mr. Cox without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cox always gives clear and accurate answers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Mr. Cox through the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. I have also received excellent legal advice from him myself. Brent is thoroughly knowledgeable about the law, also knows the ins and outs of the local courts, and is second to none in zealously representing and caring about his clients and their legal rights. I frequently refer people to him, and confidently endorse him. If you are in need of a great attorney, look no further."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have shared office space with Brent and observed him in Court. Brent is very passionate about his clients and takes pride in fighting for them. He is a zealous advocate who works tirelessly for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brent is a talented attorney and no doubt does a great job for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brent is a good lawyer and is well-respected by the local bar."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His proven legal knowledge is a great attribute to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brent Cox is extremely professional and always well prepared. He goes above and beyond to keep up with changes in the law, attending many continuing education programs. I would recommend Brent wholeheartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Cox is an excellent attorney who takes the time to work up a case properly and is a fantastic advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Cox is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nobody works harder for their client than Brent Cox. He goes the extra mile, and that often makes the difference. I strongly endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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