JAMES P. COX III practices in the areas of estate planning and administration,
estate litigation, and real estate. He has been with the firm since he
began practicing law in 1983.
His areas of practice include estate planning and administration, real estate,
and litigation and court proceedings relating to estate matters. He received
a B.A. summa cum laude from Duke University in 1980 and a J.D. from the
University of Virginia School of Law in 1983. He is a member of the American and Virginia
Bar Associations, the Virginia State Bar, the Charlottesville Albemarle Bar
Association, the Duke University Estate Planning Council, the Central Virginia
Estate Planning Council, and Phi Beta Kappa.
He is presently the Chairman and member of the Council and Legislative
Committee of the Wills, Trusts and Estates Section of the Virginia Bar Association. He was the President of the Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association for 2009-2010 and is the current Chairman of
the Real Estate Committee of the Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association.
He is a frequent lecturer in continuing legal education programs and since 1993 has been the author of the annual supplements
to the four-volume treatise, Harrison on Wills and Administration in Virginia and West Virginia, published by
the Michie Company, now LexisNexis. He is also the editor and contributing author to the Virginia CLE publication,
Estate and Trust Administration in Virginia, first published in 1997.
He is named in the current edition of the Best Lawyers in America, in both Trusts and Estates and Real Estate Law.