Ashley W. Cox
ATTORNEY AT LAW, SENIOR COUNSEL

Ashley W. Cox

ATTORNEY AT LAW, SENIOR COUNSEL

Ashley W. Cox graduated magna cum laude from Duke University in 1997. She graduated with honors from Northwestern University School of Law in 2002 and was appointed to the Order of the Coif. Ms. Cox practiced two years as a Skadden Fellow attorney at Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. She then spent a year and a half at the State Attorney’s Office in Jacksonville, prosecuting both misdemeanor and felony cases.

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AREA OF PRACTICE

– Criminal Law
– Family Law
– The Florida Bar Lawyer Disciplinary Defense
– Administrative Law

BAR ADMISSIONS

– Florida, 2005
– Georgia, 2002
– U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
– U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida

HONORS & AWARDS

– Fellow, The Florida Bar Leadership Academy, 2013
– Martindale-Hubbell AV

EDUCATION

– Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 2002, J.D.
(Order of the Coif; Law Review: Journal of Criminal
Law and Criminology, 2000-2002)
– Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1997, B.A., Public Policy Studies
(Magna Cum Laude)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

– American Bar Association, 2002-present
– Jacksonville Bar Association, 2005-present
– Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2006-present
– Jacksonville Women Lawyer’s Association
– Jacksonville Chapter of Federal Bar Association, 2006-present
– Guardian Ad Litem, 2013-present
– Justice Teaching Volunteer, 2014-present
– The Florida Supreme Court Criminal Law Jury Instruction Committee, 2014-present
– National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2006-present
– Chester Bedell Inn of Court, Barrister, 2015-present
– Jacksonville Bar Association Bench & Bar Professionalism Committee Chair, 2016-2017

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

– State Attorney’s Office, Fourth Judicial Circuit, Florida, Assistant
State Attorney, 2004-2006
– Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc., Skadden Fellow Attorney, 2002-2004

FRATERNITIES/SORORITIES

– Delta Gamma

PUBLISHED WORK

– “Defending the Prescription Case,” Florida Defender (Winter 2014)