Susan W. Cox is a lifelong resident of Statesboro, Georgia, with extensive civil litigation trial experience. She is active in her community and church and has held numerous leadership positions in both community and professional organizations. She has an AV rating with Martindale Hubbell and has been named to both the Superlawyers and Best Law Firms lists. She is a past participant in Leadership Georgia and is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. She is also frequently called on to mediate civil litigation cases and uses her litigation experience in her mediation practice.

Practice Areas

Business & General Litigation

Domestic Relations

Education Law

Mediations

Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice

Wrongful Death

Professional Affiliations

Vice-President, Bulloch County Bar Association, 1984-1985
President, Bulloch County Bar Association, 1985-1986
Secretary, Ogeechee Bar Association, 1982-1984, President, 1984-1988
Member, Investigative Review Panel, State Bar of Georgia, 1990-1993
Member, Court Advisory Committee, Southern District of Georgia, 1996-present
Member, State Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments, 1998
Member of Senator Nunn Judicial Selection Committee, 1995
Member, Judicial Nominating Commission, 1999-2003
Fellow, Lawyers Foundation of Georgia, 2001
Chair, First District Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, 2002-2007
Member of American Board of Trial Advocates, 2002-present
Treasurer, Georgia Chapter of ABOTA, 2008-2012
Member, Board of Governors for the State Bar of Georgia, 2004-present
Programs Committee Chair, State Bar Advisory Committee on Legislation, General Counsel’s Office Oversight Committee
Chair, Southern District Court Advisory Committee, 2007-2009
Member, Board of Bar Examiners for the State Bar, 2008-2014, Chair, 2014
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, member, State Committee, 2015
Member, Editorial Board for the Southern Legal History Journal, 2013-present
Faculty member, Gary Christy Memorial Georgia Trial Skills Clinic, ICLE, 2008 – present

Community Involvement

President, American Business Women’s Association, 1981-1982
Participant in Georgia Power/Chamber of Commerce Tomorrow’s Leaders Program, 1980
Member, Facilities Review Committee, Southeast Georgia Health Systems Agency, 1980-1982
Division Chairman, United Way Campaigns, 1982, 1985 and 1987
Participant, 1983 Leadership Georgia Program
Secretary, Leadership Bulloch, Inc., 1983-1984
President, Leadership Bulloch, Inc., 1984-1985
Chairman, Quality Leadership Committee, Bulloch 2000 project
Member, Advisory Committee, 1988 Community Leadership Program Member, Bulloch County Bicentennial of the Constitution Committee; 1989 BPW Young Career Woman, State BPW Woman of Achievement, 1993-1994
Member, Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, 1990-1994
Chairman of the Board of the Chamber of Commerce, 1993
Chairman of the Board, Statesboro Youth Chorale, 1993-1996
Member, Statesboro Service League Advisory Board to the Statesboro Service League, 1997
Member, Statesboro Rotary Club
Member, First United Methodist Church
Member, Council on Ministries and Administrative Board, 1996-1998, Member, Youth Advisory Council, 1998-1999,
Leader for 9th-10th Grade MYF,
Preschool Advisory Board, 2005
Member, Statesboro Arts Center Advisory Council, 1998-2004
Member, Board of Trustees, Statesboro First United Methodist Church, 2007-2010

Awards

Georgia Southern College B.S., Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, August, 1975
Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1974-1975
Gamma Beta Phi Honorary Society
Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society
GSC Academic Excellence Award, 1973
GSC Excellent Scholarship Award, 1974, 1975
Anna Boswell McCord Award, 1975
University of Georgia School of Law
Juris Doctor, June 1978Georgia Law Review, 1976-1977
Member, 1977 National Moot Court Competition Team
Quarter-Finalist, 1977 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition
First Place, 1977 Law Day Intramural Moot Court Competition
Finalist, Richard B. Russell First Year Moot Court Competition
Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity.
Order of the Barristers, 1978.Recipient, Amicus Curiae designation from the Georgia Supreme Court, January 2015.
Named one of the Top 50 Female Lawyers in the State of Georgia for 2014 by Superlawyers.

Key Representative Matters of note

St. Simons Waterfront v. Hunter, Maclean, Exley & Dunn, P.C., 293 Ga. 419, 746 S.E.2d 98 (2013)
Jones v. Frickey, 274 Ga. App. 298, 618 S.E.2d 29 (2005)
Department of Transportation v. Cannady, 270 Ga. 427, 511 S.E.2d 173 (1999)
Brannen v. Bulloch County, Georgia, 193 Ga. App. 151, 387 S.E2d 395 (1989)
Green v. Johnston Realty, Inc., 212 Ga. App. 656, 442 S.E.2d 843 (1994)
Rabun v. Bryan County Board of Education, 173 Ga. App. 507, 326 S.E.2d 577 (1985)
Holton v. Jones, 174 Ga. App. 654, 331 S.E.2d 26 (1985)
Coastal Water and Sewerage Company, L.L.C. v. Effingham County Industrial Development Authority, 288 Ga.App. 422, 664 S.E.2d 236 (2007).
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Phone: 912-764-8600
Fax: 912-764-8862
Email: E-mail Me

EDUCATION

  • Georgia Southern College, B.S., Political Science, summa cum laude, 1975
  • University of Georgia School of Law, J.D., 1978

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • State Bar of Georgia, 1978
  • Court of Appeals and Supreme Court of Georgia; United States District
  • Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Georgia; United States District
  • Court for the Southern District of Georgia; Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of the United Staes