Susan W. Cox is a lifelong resident of Statesboro, Georgia, with extensive civil litigation trial experience. She is active in her community and church and has held numerous leadership positions in both community and professional organizations. She has an AV rating with Martindale Hubbell and has been named to both the Superlawyers and Best Law Firms lists. She is a past participant in Leadership Georgia and is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. She is also frequently called on to mediate civil litigation cases and uses her litigation experience in her mediation practice.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Business & General Litigation
  • Domestic Relations
  • Education Law
  • Mediations
  • Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Vice-President, Bulloch County Bar Association, 1984-1985
  • President, Bulloch County Bar Association, 1985-1986
  • Secretary, Ogeechee Bar Association, 1982-1984, President, 1984-1988
  • Member, Investigative Review Panel, State Bar of Georgia, 1990-1993
  • Member, Court Advisory Committee, Southern District of Georgia, 1996-present
  • Member, State Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments, 1998
  • Member of Senator Nunn Judicial Selection Committee, 1995
  • Member, Judicial Nominating Commission, 1999-2003
  • Fellow, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, 2001
  • Chair, First District Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 2002-2007
  • Member of American Board of Trial Advocates, 2002-present
  • Treasurer, Georgia Chapter of ABOTA, 2008-2012
  • Member, Board of Governors for the State Bar of Georgia, 2004-present
  • Programs Committee Chair, State Bar Advisory Committee on Legislation, General Counsel’s Office Oversight Committee
  • Chair, Southern District Court Advisory Committee, 2007-2009
  • Member, Board of Bar Examiners for the State Bar, 2008-2014, Chair, 2014
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, member, State Committee, 2015
  • Member, Editorial Board for the Southern Legal History Journal, 2013-present
  • Faculty member, Gary Christy Memorial Georgia Trial Skills Clinic, ICLE, 2008 – present

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • President, American Business Women’s Association, 1981-1982
  • Participant in Georgia Power/Chamber of Commerce Tomorrow’s Leaders Program, 1980
  • Member, Facilities Review Committee, Southeast Georgia Health Systems Agency, 1980-1982
  • Division Chairman, United Way Campaigns, 1982, 1985 and 1987
  • Participant, 1983 Leadership Georgia Program
  • Secretary, Leadership Bulloch, Inc., 1983-1984
  • President, Leadership Bulloch, Inc., 1984-1985
  • Chairman, Quality Leadership Committee, Bulloch 2000 project
  • Member, Advisory Committee, 1988 Community Leadership Program Member, Bulloch County Bicentennial of the
  • Constitution Committee; 1989 BPW Young Career Woman, State BPW Woman of Achievement, 1993-1994
  • Member, Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 1990-1994
  • Chairman of the Board of the Chamber of Commerce, 1993
  • Chairman of the Board, Statesboro Youth Chorale, 1993-1996
  • Member, Statesboro Service League Advisory Board to the Statesboro Service League, 1997
  • Member, Statesboro Rotary Club
  • Member, First United Methodist Church
  • Member, Council on Ministries and Administrative Board, 1996-1998, Member, Youth Advisory Council, 1998-1999,
  • Leader for 9th-10th Grade MYF,
  • Preschool Advisory Board, 2005
  • Member, Statesboro Arts Center Advisory Council, 1998-2004
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Statesboro First United Methodist Church, 2007-2010

AWARDS

  • Georgia Southern College B.S., Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, August, 1975
  • Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1974-1975
  • Gamma Beta Phi Honorary Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society
  • GSC Academic Excellence Award, 1973
  • GSC Excellent Scholarship Award, 1974, 1975
  • Anna Boswell McCord Award, 1975
  • University of Georgia School of Law
  • Juris Doctor, June 1978Georgia Law Review, 1976-1977
  • Member, 1977 National Moot Court Competition Team
  • Quarter-Finalist, 1977 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • First Place, 1977 Law Day Intramural Moot Court Competition
  • Finalist, Richard B. Russell First Year Moot Court Competition
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity.
  • Order of the Barristers, 1978.Recipient, Amicus Curiae designation from the Georgia Supreme Court, January 2015.
  • Named one of the Top 50 Female Lawyers in the State of Georgia for 2014 by Superlawyers.

KEY REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS OF NOTE

  • St. Simons Waterfront v. Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn, P.C., 293 Ga. 419, 746 S.E.2d 98 (2013)
  • Jones v. Frickey, 274 Ga. App. 298, 618 S.E.2d 29 (2005)
  • Department of Transportation v. Cannady, 270 Ga. 427, 511 S.E.2d 173 (1999)
  • Brannen v. Bulloch County, Georgia, 193 Ga. App. 151, 387 S.E2d 395 (1989)
  • Green v. Johnston Realty, Inc., 212 Ga. App. 656, 442 S.E.2d 843 (1994)
  • Rabun v. Bryan County Board of Education, 173 Ga. App. 507, 326 S.E.2d 577 (1985)
  • Holton v. Jones, 174 Ga. App. 654, 331 S.E.2d 26 (1985)
  • Coastal Water and Sewerage Company, L.L.C. v. Effingham County Industrial Development Authority, 288 Ga.App. 422, 664 S.E.2d 236 (2007).

Phone: 912-764-8600
Fax: 912-764-8862
Email: E-mail Me

EDUCATION

  • Georgia Southern College, B.S., Political Science, summa cum laude, 1975
  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1978

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Georgia, 1978
  • Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Georgia; United States District
  • Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Georgia; United States District
  • Court for the Southern District of Georgia; Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of the United States


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