Scott C. Cox

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Louisville, KY

Cox & Mazzoli PLLC
 | 600 West Main Street, Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-589-6190
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)


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Attorney Profile

Scott C. Cox, of Cox & Mazzoli PLLC, is a highly successful criminal defense attorney with many years of experience defending clients in Louisville, Kentucky. Mr. Cox has been widely recognized as an authority in his field by various publications, including the Louisville Courier-Journal, which described him as one of the state's two best criminal defense attorneys.

Mr. Cox received his law degree from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, and today is admitted to practice in the state of Kentucky, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. He is a former member of the Kentucky National Guard, where he served as an officer in the Judge Advocate General's Corps.

A former prosecutor, Mr. Cox is widely recognized as an innovator in criminal defense. Many of his cases have been published, including one that helped establish that a defendant's gambling addiction can be used as reason to reduce his or her sentence.

Throughout his career, Mr. Cox has been recognized numerous times by his peers for his outstanding legal skills. He is rated AV Preeminent* by the prestigious peer review service Martindale-Hubbell, and he was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2011.

In addition to his successful criminal defense practice, Mr. Cox is involved in a number of professional and community organizations. He is a member of the Louisville Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

He has also worked with the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary and is a former president of the Kentucky chapter of the Federal Bar Association.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%)

Criminal Defense (40%)

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)


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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2017

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About Scott Cox

Admitted: 1985, Kentucky

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Honors and Awards:

  • Council to U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee - Subcommittee on the Courts, 1986

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, American College of Trial Lawyers since 2011
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Federal Public Defender Western District
  • Vice Chairman, Kentucky Registry of Election Finance, 1999-2001
  • President, Kentucky Chapter, Federal Bar Association, 1990
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1987-1994
  • Journal of Law and Education, 1983-1985
  • Member: Journal of Family Law, 1984-1985
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Louisville, Kentucky and American Bar Associations
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
  • 1985, Kentucky

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Reyes v. Hardin Cty., 55 S.W.3d 337 (Ky. 2001)
  • United States v. Ford, 184 F.3d 566 (6th Cir. 1999)
  • United States v. Heavrin, 144 F.Supp.2d 769 (W.D.Ky. 2001)
  • United States v. Heath, 259 F.3d 522 (6th Cir. 2001)
  • United States v. Cherry, -F.3d-,2007 WL 1373188,C.A. 6, (2007)
  • United States v. Rice, 478 F.3d 704 (6th Cir. 2007)
  • Commonwealth v. Judge Stewart, 05-CR-00035
  • United States v. Dennis Ray Johnson, Jr., 2:12-CR-48-DLB
  • Turley v. Commonwealth, 2011-SC-000276-MR
  • United States v. Canal Barge Company, Inc., 4:07-CR-00012-JHM
  • U. S. v. Salisbury, 3:06-CR-10(S)
  • United States v. Shelton, 1:95-CR-00008-TBR 
  • United States v. Finn, 3:02-CR-00155-EHJ
  • United States v. Sadolsky, 234 F.3d 938 (6th Cir. 2000)
  • United States v. Payne, 181 F.3d 781 (6th Cir. 1999)

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Military: JAG Officer, U.S. Army Reserve and Captain, Kentucky National Guard, 1987-1995.

Educational Background:

  • University of Kentucky, B.A., 1981.
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Office Location for Scott C. Cox

600 West Main Street
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40202

Phone: 502-589-6190


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Last Updated: 6/24/2016

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