JAMES P. COX III practices in the areas of estate planning and administration, estate disputes, and real estate. He has been with the firm since he began practicing law in 1983.
Mr. Cox received a B.A. summa cum laude from Duke University in 1980 and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1983. He is a Virginia Law Foundation Fellow and a committee member of Virginia CLE and the Virginia Law Foundation. He is a past Chairman and member of the Council and Legislative Committee of the Wills, Trusts and Estates Section of the Virginia Bar Association. He was the President of the Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association for 2009-2010 and is the current Chairman of the Real Estate Committee of the Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association.
He is a frequent lecturer in continuing legal education programs and since 1993 has been the author of the annual supplements to the four-volume treatise, Harrison on Wills and Administration in Virginia and West Virginia, published by the Michie Company, now LexisNexis. He is also the editor and contributing author to the Virginia CLE publication, Estate and Trust Administration in Virginia, first published in 1997.
He is named in the current edition of the Best Lawyers in America, in both Trusts and Estates and Real Estate Law.
Areas of Practice
- Estate Planning and Administration
- Real Estate Litigation and Court Proceedings relating to estate matters
- Virginia State Bar
- Virginia Bar Association (Past Chairman, Wills, Trusts, and Estate Section)
- Member, Virginia Bar Association Board of Governors
- American Bar Association
- Virginia CLE (Committee Member)
- Duke University Estate Planning Council
- Central Virginia Estate Planning Council (Former Chair)
- Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association (President, 2009-2010; Present Chair of Real Estate Committee, Secretary/Treasurer 1994-1995)
Honors & Recognitions
- Fellow, Virginia Law Foundation
- Best Lawyers (2005-Present)
- Super Lawyers (2006-Present)
- Duke University (B.A. summa cum laude 1980, Phi Beta Kappa 1980)
- University of Virginia School of Law (J.D. 1983)