James P. Cox, III


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James area of expertise is the area 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 Lexis Nexis. 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, and as Lawyer of the Year in Trusts and Estates for 2020.

Virginia Bar Association; Past Chairman Wills, Trusts, and Estates Section

American Bar Association

Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association, Secretary/Treasurer 1994-1995

Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association, President 2009-2010

Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association, Current Chair of Real Estate Committee

Virginia Bar Association, Board of Governors

Virginia CLE, Committee Member

Duke University Estate Planning Council

Central Virginia Estate Planning Council, Former Chair

Preeminent AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Virginia Law Foundation, Fellow

Best Lawyers in America 2005-Present

Super Lawyers 2006-Present

Lawyer of the Year 2020 for Trusts and Estates, Charlottesville, Virginia

Bar Admissions

Virginia State Bar


Duke University, B.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa 1980

University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. 1983

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