John C. Cox

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Cleveland, MS

Cox & Moore, PLLC
 | 116 S Court St, PO Box 608
Cleveland, MS 38732
Phone: 662-441-2273
Fax: 662-843-8352
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (30%),
  • General Litigation (30%),
  • Real Estate: Business (30%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

John C. Cox is the managing member at Cox & Moore, PLLC, located in Cleveland, Mississippi. With a client base that stretches throughout the Mississippi Delta region and other parts of the state, his varied practice encompasses residential, commercial and agricultural real estate transactions as well as divorce and other family law matters. Mr. Cox also has experience in criminal defense and in general business transactions and litigation. His successful track record in all of these endeavors has resulted in his being held in high regard by his colleagues, as evidenced by his AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale Hubbell and a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

In his residential real estate practice, Mr. Cox assists people with purchases and sales, title disputes, zoning and land use. He also represents commercial property developers and landlords as well as tenants in a variety of ways, including the preparation and review of lease agreements. Mr. Cox has extensive experience with farm and other agricultural real investments and operations as well, including production loans and equipment purchases.

A native of Cleveland, Mr. Cox is admitted to practice before all Mississippi state courts. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Cox has served as a judge pro tempore for the Cleveland Municipal Court. He attended Delta State University as an undergraduate, and he received a Bachelor of Arts in English in 1996. His legal education came at The University of Mississippi School of Law, and he was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1999.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas

Family Law (30%)
General Litigation (30%)
Real Estate: Business (30%)
Criminal Defense (10%)

Family Law (30%): Same Sex Family Law

General Litigation (30%): Litigation

Real Estate (30%)

Criminal Defense (10%): Criminal Law

Focus Areas

Same Sex Family Law, Litigation, Criminal Law


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Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

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About John Cox

Admitted: 1999, Mississippi

Professional Webpage:


  • “AV” Rated Attorney, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top 10 Attorney, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2017
  • “Leader in Law”, Mississippi Business Journal
  • Delta State University Alumni Hall of Fame
  • Student Hall of Fame, Delta State University
  • “Rising Star”, SuperLawyers Magazine, 2013-2014
  • Master, Bench of the William C. Keady chapter, American Inns of Court
  • “Top 40 under 40", Mississippi Business Journal, 2003
  • Student Senator, Delta State University
  • Top 10 under 40, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2014
  • Alumnus, Irwin Province Court of Honor
  • Recipient, Kent Wyatt Young Alumnus Service Award, 2004

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Commissioner, Mississippi Bar, 11th Circuit, 2008-2010
  • Member, Mississippi Bar Association
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • President, Bolivar County Bar Association
  • Mississippi
  • Member, Centennial Committee, Mississippi Bar
  • Member, Mississippi Bar
  • Vice-President, Student Government Association, Delta State University
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member, Sports Lawyers Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • President, National Alumni Association, 2008-2010
  • Member, Board of Directors, North Mississippi Rural Legal Services 
  • Member, Board of Directors, USTA Southern
  • Board Member, Bolivar Medical Center
  • Former President, Cleveland Country Club
  • Former Director, DSU Foundation Board
  • President Elect, National Alumni Association
  • President, Mississippi Tennis Association
  • Member, Cleveland Noon Lions Club
  • Member, Cleveland/Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce
  • Former President, Bolivar County Alumni Chapter, Delta State University
  • Secretary-Treasurer, National Alumni Association
  • Sustaining Life Member, Delta State University Alumni Association
  • Life Member, University of Mississippi Alumni Association
  • President, Cleveland/Bolivar County United Way Board of Directors
  • Inaugural Member, Cleveland Country Club Tennis Hall of Fame
  • Member, Board of Directors, National Alumni Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Editor in Chief, The Delta Statement, Delta State University
  • Instructor, Commercial Law, DSU School of Business

Educational Background:

  • Bayou Academy, Graduate
  • Delta State University, Bachelor of Arts, English, 1996
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Office Location for John C. Cox

116 S Court St
PO Box 608
Cleveland, MS 38732

Phone: 662-441-2273

Fax: 662-843-8352

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Last Updated: 4/3/2019

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