Brent Cox


Brent has been practicing law since 2008 when he became a judicial law clerk in Kentucky’s 28th Judicial Circuit. As a judicial law clerk, Brent worked on matters ranging from death penalty cases, will contests, business litigation to property claims. In 2010, Brent went into private practice and has handled cases involving criminal defense, collections, personal injury, and family law.

A majority of Brent's current practice is criminal defense involving drug related cases and serious matters where firearms or serious physical force is used such as assaults, murders, and capital cases. Brent prefers complex litigation and focuses on matters which may be resolved in trials by jury.


Juris Doctor, Ohio Northern University College of Law2008
Ada, Ohio
Moot Court Board of Advocates, Burke Smith Mock Trial Competition Winner, Phi Alpha Delta, American Constitution Society, and Research Assistant

B.A., English, University of Kentucky2004
Lexington, Kentucky
Sigma Phi Epsilon, Canterbury Club

Bar Admissions

Commonwealth of Kentucky2008

United States District Courts2008
Eastern & Western Districts of Kentucky

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit2008

Work Experience

Private Legal Practice
Trial Attorney - Civil, Criminal Defense, Collections, and Family Law

Law Clerk to the Hon. Jeffrey T. Burdette, Chief Judge2008 - 2010
28th Judicial Circuit, Somerset, Kentucky
Civil and Criminal dockets in Lincoln, Pulaski, and Rockcastle Counties

Professional Associations

Fayette County, Kentucky, and American Bar Associations
Barrister, American Inns of Court (Central Kentucky Inn)
Kentucky Justice Association
Director-At-Large, Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Professional Courses

Darrow Baldus Defense College2017
The Clarence Darrow Death Penalty College
University of Iowa College of Law
Iowa City, Iowa

Capital Defense Institute2016
Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy
Frankfort, Kentucky

Trial Practice Institute2015
National Criminal Defense College
Mercer School of Law, Macon, Georgia

Essentials of Defense Investigation2014
Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy
Faubush, Kentucky

Essentials of Forensic Science for Legal Professionals2013
West Virginia University Forensic Science Initiative
Sponsored by the National Institute of Justice


Scholarship Recipient for the Darrow Baldus Defense College2017
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Scholarship Recipient for National Criminal Defense College2015
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Public Advocate Award2014
Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy
Conflict Representation of Indigent Defendants

AV Preeminent2014
Highest Rating for Ethics and Ability
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating Survey

Continuing Legal Education Award2011 - Present
Kentucky Bar Association


Brent is married to the former Tara Knapp. They have twin sons who are now 7 years old. Brent is a UK sports fan and enjoys watching his boys play sports.

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