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Robert-Cox-FPORobert Scott Cox, PL
Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

Robert Scott Cox is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with 35 years of jury trial experience in State and Federal Courts. He has an AV rating from Martindale Hubble – the highest rating for both professional competence and ethics. His practice is comprised of primarily personal injury and corporate litigation.

Mr. Cox graduated with honors from the Florida State University College of Law in 1979 and was admitted to the Florida Bar. After a year in Panama City, Florida, he returned to Tallahassee and joined Messer, Rhodes, Vickers and Hart. He represented insurance carriers and corporations in business and personal injury litigation. He was Board Certified as a Specialist in Civil Trial Law in 1984.

In the 1980s Robert (Bob) Cox taught semester long seminars in personal injury law for the Florida State University College of Law. He has authored numerous articles on trial practice and teaches continuing education seminars for the Florida Bar and other groups.

From 1988 to 1992 Bob Cox was general counsel to the Florida High Speed Magnetic Levitation Demonstration Project. 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 as a consultant to Congress and the Volpe National Transportation Research Center. He has written extensively in this field and published in numerous scholarly and popular journals.

Mr. Cox is general counsel to Auto Data Direct, the largest provider of real time motor vehicle registration and title data for insurance, banking, and impound firms in the United States. He is in charge of all legal, contract and governmental affairs for the company.

In 1992, Mr. Cox founded Cox and Burns, in Tallahassee to focus on civil litigation representing plaintiffs. In 2012, he founded Law Offices of Robert Cox to assist clients and other firms as a consulting attorney. He is of counsel to Parks and Crump, LLC and participates in many of that firm’s civil rights cases.

As a trial lawyer, Bob Cox won multiple verdicts and settlements in excess of one million dollars. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has appeared at all levels of State Court in Florida including the Florida Supreme Court.

Bob 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 served on the National Outward Bound board where he chaired the committee for at risk students. He served on the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School board. He participated in expeditions to Africa, Patagonia, Peru, the Himalayas and in the United States. He summited numerous mountains including Mt. Rainier.

Bob 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.