Sean Cox is an experienced appellate advocate with an extensive background in state and federal appellate representation.
Sean has provided legal briefing support and appellate representation in over twenty different jurisdictions across the country, including Texas, California, Pennsylvania, Florida, Louisiana, Illinois, Minnesota, and Massachusetts, and is available to assist with such matters before all levels of state and federal courts.
Sean graduated from the University of Houston Law Center in 2001. He is a member of the Order of the Barristers, a national honorary organization recognizing individuals who excel in oral advocacy and brief writing skills, and has practiced in appellate law for over twelve years. For four years, in addition to his law practice, he taught an advanced appellate advocacy course at the University of Houston Law Center as an adjunct professor of law. He also holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Order of the Barristers
Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
American Association of Justice
Dallas Bar Association
The College of the State Bar of Texas
- JD, University of Houston Law Center, 2001
- BA in Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 1997
- Research and consultation as to anti-spoliation efforts, venue, causes of action, and certification issues in anticipation of filing nationwide pharmaceutical class action Pretrial research and analysis regarding a dram shop suit
- Briefing before the Texas Supreme Court in a defamation and malicious prosecution suit
- Appellate briefing and oral argument regarding a wrongful death arbitration award against a nonsubscriber
- Pre-trial briefing and argument regarding the disqualification of counsel in a real estate dispute
- Briefing related to defense of experts in large Louisiana asbestos related wrongful death suit
- Consultation and briefing assistance in relation to obtaining attorneys' fees in a wrongful foreclosure action
- Multiple appeals in the United State Third Circuit Court of Appeals in regard to dismissals by a multidistrict litigation court
- Briefing in regard to a motion for summary judgment on qualified immunity in an excessive force suit against the Dallas Police Department;
- Briefing in regard to confirmation of an appraisal in regard to a municipality's insurance claims regarding damages caused by Hurricane Ike
- Appeal in the United State Third Circuit Court of Appeals arising from district court's denial of a motion to perpetuate testimony
- Appellate briefing and oral argument before the Fort Worth Court of Appeals defending a multimillion dollar verdict on behalf of an injured railway worker
- Trial consultation including assistance related to preservation of error for appeal, drafting of jury charge, and handling of charge conference
- Summary judgment briefing in large California wrongful death suit
- "Transitioning from Trial to Appeal and Post Trial Motions," co-author, Federal Court Practice, State Bar of Texas, 2004 and 2006.
- "Emerging Issues in Insurance Law," co-author, Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, State Bar of Texas, 2004.
- "Analysis of a Successful Petition for Review," co-author, Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, State Bar of Texas, 2004.
- "Strategic and Ethical Considerations in Pursuing and Responding to a Mandamus of Discovery Rulings," co-author, Advanced Civil Discovery, University of Houston Law Center, 2003.
- "The Appellate Advocate," The State Bar of Texas Appellate Section Report, quarterly contributor, 2003 Ed. Vol. XV, No. 4,Vol. XVI, Number 1,Vol. XVI, No. 2, and Vol. XVI, No. 3.
- Order of the Barristers
- Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
- American Association of Justice
- Dallas Bar Association
- The College of the State Bar of Texas