Robert S. Cox

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Florida

Practice Areas:

  • General Litigation


  • University of South Florida

Attorney Profile

Robert Scott Cox is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with over 30 years jury trial experience in State and Federal Courts. He was admitted to practice in Florida in 1979. For over 25 years he has been recognized by the Florida Bar a specialist in civil trial law. He holds the highest rating for both professional competence and ethics, an “AV” rating, from Martindale Hubbell, based on an independent a survey of lawyers and judges. He has won multiple verdicts and settlements in excess of one million dollars and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Mr. Cox graduated with honors from the Florida State University College of Law in 1979. While in Law school he co-authored an article on Federal banking crimes published in the Banking Law Journal. After graduation, he practiced for a year in Panama City Florida before returning to Tallahassee to practice with Messer, Rhodes, Vickers and Hart where he was made a partner in 1985. He focused on corporate and personal injury trial litigation with numerous jury trials representing insurance carriers and corporate interests.

Mr. Cox designed and taught semester long seminars in personal injury law for the Florida State University College of Law as an adjunct professor. He has taught and authored numerous articles on trial practice and teaches continuing education seminars for the Florida Bar and other groups.

Mr. Cox was general counsel to the Florida High Speed Magnetic Levitation Demonstration Project from 1988 to 1992. His clients included the Japanese National Railways and the German Maglev Consortium – Transrapid. He was lead counsel in all administrative and technical proceedings concerning the project. He was appointed to the National Academy of Science, Transportation research board, and served on numerous committees and as a consultant to Congress and the Volpe National Transportation Research Center. He has written extensively in this field and been published in numerous scholarly and popular journals.

In 1992 Mr. Cox founded Cox and Burns, in Tallahassee to focus on civil litigation representing plaintiffs. In 2012 he founded his own practice as a consulting attorney.

Mr. Cox’s outside interests include the Outward Bound School. The mission of the Outward Bound School is to impel students to value forming experiences through challenges usually in wilderness environments. He is currently on the board of the North Carolina Outward Bound School. He previously served terms on the National Outward Bound board where he chaired the committee governing at risk students. He also served on the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School board. He has participated in expeditions to Africa, Patagonia, Peru, the Himalayas and various locations in the United States.

Mr. Cox was Born in Fort Myers Florida in 1952 and is a sixth generation Floridian. He attended the University of South Florida. He has three children and three grandchildren. He lives in Tallahassee Florida.