Mr. Cox began practicing with the firm in the Summer of 2010 as a clerk, was invited to join the firm as an associate when he graduated law school in May of 2011, and became a partner in 2016.  Mr. Cox has experience in all phases of litigation (including trial and appeal) and in a variety of areas of the law. Joseph’s hard work and dedication to his clients’ interests have consistently led to excellent results.  Joseph Cox has been listed in Best Lawyers® for 2018-2024 and as a Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2020-2023.

Mr. Cox serves as Vice-President for the Board of FOCUS on Senior Citizens, on the Tuscaloosa Historical Preservation Commission, and is especially proud to serve on the Board for his children’s preschool, First Presbyterian Preschool.  He lives in downtown Tuscaloosa with his wife and children.

Areas of Law

  • General Litigation
  • Business & Real Estate
  • Insurance Defense
  • Construction Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Professional Licensure
  • Employment Law
  • Fraud

Representative Matters

  • Defense of numerous automobile, premises liability, and other insured matters in Tuscaloosa County and throughout West Alabama
  • Litigation and First Chair Jury trial for client in commercial construction dispute in Tuscaloosa County Circuit Court; Result: Verdict for client
  • Litigation and First Chair Jury trial representing former restaurant employees in federal court under the FLSA (N.D. Ala., W. Div.); Result: Favorable settlement during trial
  • Greene County Circuit Court Commercial Litigation and Bench Trial Resulting in $320,000 Judgment for Out-of-State Business Against Local Interest
  • Appellate work before the Alabama Supreme Court and Court of Civil Appeals including multiple successful mandamus petitions
  • Litigation and motion practice of bad faith suits on behalf of insurers and insureds in Tuscaloosa County and West Alabama
  • Regular ongoing representation of real estate owners and managers in connection with commercial and residential communities
  • Formation and Representation of the Alabama Home Inspector Organization (AHIO)
  • Representation of Construction Contractors and Sub-Contractors
  • Representation of plaintiffs and defendants in suits involving will contests
  • Representation of plaintiffs and defendants in suits involving real estate disputes
  • Insurance coverage litigation
  • Prosecution and defense of numerous fraud cases
  • General practice matters


  • Tuscaloosa County Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association


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