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David Troy Cox

Immigration Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

5.0   8 reviews
  • State Years
    Missouri - MO 15 years
    Georgia - GA 21 years
    Utah - UT 30 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2008
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2002
    Inactive Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1993
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Immigration
    Family-based immigration, waivers, removal defense, employment-based immigration asylum, non-immigrant visas, extensions, change of status, adjustment of status, citizenship and naturalization representation

    24 years, 1,400 cases


I have been practicing law since 1993 and I have been focused on immigration law since 2001.  I have experience working for the US Air Force as a Judge Advocate and I have worked as an executive for a startup software company and as a civil service attorney with the US Department of Defense.  I have founded several businesses besides my law firm--my favorite was a specialty coffee shop where I learned to roast coffee and became a certified barrista.

In my private life, I sing bass with several semi-professional groups and I serve as a board member, officer and leader of several local non-profit organizations.  I am a competitive bodybuilder as well.  I am a volunteer high school mock trial coach and judge.  When I get some free time from these activities I like to watch movies and read interesting books.

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5.0 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Eugene | November 29, 2012
Very Satisfied Client
David Cox is a great and knowlegeable lawyer. He helped me with my citizenship application from the onset to the end. Very thorough and trustworthy. Very passionate and diligent about his job. I could call him whenever I had a question and he would always answer it in a timely manner. Overall, I feel fortunate that I had hired David Cox to be my immigration lawyer and would strongly recommend his services to anyone in need of a professional legal representation.
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Posted by Nicole | June 1, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent expertise
I visited Mr. Cox for help related to immigration and he was very kind enough to accept our last minute appointment, and was very patient enough to answer questions and provide suggestions . He was there for any suggestion even later. I would really encourage one to consult him without any hesitation. Thank you Mr. Cox.
Posted by Stan | January 24, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best immigratiion lawyer
David Cox is a wonderful lawyer! He was our immigration attorney and while working with him, we felt like we were working with a true professional. He is very kind, polite, responsive, attentive, smart and intelligent professional with whom you will not go wrong. David resolved all the issues and questions when they came up, supported us every step of the way and won our case in court! We are very grateful for all his help and really appreciate it!
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Posted by Joe | July 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
It will be unfair not to write something about the CoxEsq team. David is exceptional in his approach to immigration. He forms a bond and empathic connection with the client immediately and throughout the journey. He and his office put themselves in the client’s shoes and worked relentlessly to achieve a favorable outcome. Oh yes, he picks calls personally, return, text, and email you back and forth. The first thing you will notice when dealing with CoxEsq is that the first call and first meeting, either by phone, email or in person, has always been FREE! FREE!! FREE!!!. This is very rare and uncommon. His fees are reasonable but not cheap, but he works with you and accommodates you with all flexible methods. He responds and returns calls enthusiastically, explains each step in detail, and schedules an appointment if you choose during your contract with his office. I am a proud and satisfied client of CoxEsq; David is not just my lawyer but has been a family from Asylum to a Green Card and soon to be a citizen. I highly and honestly recommend him.
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Posted by Nelly & Karl | June 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Service
We hired David Cox and his team to help with our green card application which was recently approved. Each step of the process was straight forward and smooth. We were told the exact information and documents to provide and all of our questions were answered quickly. When things were missing or needed correction, communication was immediate and efficient so that we did not waste time. He also helped us know what to expect during the interview. Our interview went smoothly, and David was there in the room with us. His services also included assistance for the application/interview for removal of conditions from our temporary green card. We have already recommended David Cox to several of our friends including two couples who have hired him. We will be happy to continue to recommend his services.
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Posted by Roxanne | March 13, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Immigration questions
David was available to speak to me, when every other one I called sent to an automated system or answering machine. He was very helpful in answering all my questions. Having a lawyer who is responsive and available is critical.
Posted by Yaqueline Cox | November 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
It will be nice if all the lawyers were like David Cox,he is fast,efficient and super nice,after years of waiting he helped me get my citizenship in about 6 months wow I’m so impressed. If you need a immigration lawyer get him,he is the best.
Posted by Scott | September 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reliable, Trustworthy, and Professional
In a fight for my family... David stood in my corner. Many of times I wanted to give up and throw in the towel. But I put my full trust in David and his knowledge of immigration laws. He stuck to his word and never passed judgement on my case. His professional really impressed me. He has left an everlasting impression on my life.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • CoxEsq, PC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Information Law Attorney
  • US Department of Defense
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Law Partner
  • Dorminey & Cox, LLC
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Assistant Staff Judge Advocate
  • United States Air Force
  • 1993 - 1999
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  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. Wiest
  • Acquitted of all but one charges and one charge overturned on appeal


  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Immigration Law Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyer's Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Solo & Small Firm Practitioners Section
  • Chairman
  • 2013 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Cum Laude
  • Brigham Young University
  • 1989


Speaking Engagements

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association, Kansas and Missouri Chapter Annual Conference
  • Military Immigration
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (3)
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Immigration Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David's got a very good handle on the ever changing list collateral consequences that a non US citizen must consider when faced with criminal charges. He is my go to referral for my client's that need immigration questions answered. Very professional and responsive."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an excellent immigration and really knows his stuff. He chairs the local immigration attorney committee. When we have a conflict, David is one of the attorneys at the top of my list to refer cases."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David and I served together in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He is a fantastic lawyer. I recommend him to anyone looking for a smart, caring, and experienced immigration attorney."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with David Cox for years during our service as attorneys in the Air Force. My opinion of David, and his reputation in our profession, was of a very detail oriented, zealous advocate. If there was a novel legal issue to be pursued, he was the one to reach out to. He was well known for his legal research and motion practice. I would endorse him without reservation."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a fellow attorney in the AILA community and I found him to be very knowledgeable in immigration matters."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with David Cox on an appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals. I found David to be very skilled and knowledgeable on immigration matters. I relied heavily on his understanding of the technical aspects of this complex area of the law. I recommend David to anyone with an immigration problem. I strongly endorse his work."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is an excellent lawyer. I had the privilege of being his law partner a few years ago, and was able to observe the intelligence and determination that he brings to his practice. He has a tremendous work ethic, is tenacious, and skillful. Clients can count on him to go the extra mile to achieve the best result possible. I highly recommend him."
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Saint Louis Immigration Lawyer David Troy Cox
David Troy Cox
Immigration Attorney
Saint Louis, MO
Licensed for 30 years