Ronald Cox, Partner, Proffitt & Cox LLP
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Proffitt & Cox LLP
8910 Two Notch Road Suite 400
Columbia, South Carolina 29223
United States

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Background

Employment History

Education

  • undergraduate degree
    University of South Carolina
  • JD. , cum laude
    University of South Carolina
  • Defense Research Institute
  • B.S. , Business Administration
    University of South Carolina
  • Business Administration degree
    The University of South Carolina at Aiken
  • law degree
    University of South Carolina School of Law
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Ronald B. Cox | Proffitt & Cox, LLP | Columbia South Carolina
www.proffittcox.com, 10 June 2013 [cached]
Ronald B. Cox
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Ronald B. Cox Partner
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Ron Cox is an experienced civil litigation attorney. He has a broad range of experience, with primary emphasis in the areas of class actions, catastrophic injury cases, and business litigation. His clients include publicly traded companies, small businesses, and individuals. Prior to founding Proffitt & Cox, Ron practiced in Northeast Columbia for nine years as partner in the boutique litigation firm Bower Orr L.L.P. He most recently served as special counsel in the Columbia office of Nexsen Pruet LLC, one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas. Ron employs a professional approach that emphasizes responsiveness, efficiency, preparation, and tenacity in the representation of his clients.
Ron handles class action lawsuits. He recently successfully represented residents of a rural community in a multi-million dollar class action related to emissions from a factory. He frequently evaluates claims for pursuit as class actions and has several current investigations of potential class action claims.
Ron has experience handling a variety of serious personal injury and wrongful death cases including those related to defective products, trucking accidents, prescription drugs, medical malpractice, chemical exposures, and automobile collisions. Over the last several years his clients have recovered over $17 Million Dollars.
Ron is also proud of his representation of companies that are sued in cases alleging asbestos exposure. He has served as a member of the national coordinating counsel teams for several manufacturers, defending thousands of asbestos claims across the country. Ron represents companies as local trial counsel in asbestos litigation in the Carolinas and works to prepare effective and innovative defenses to these claims in cooperation with national coordinating counsel at some of the leading law firms in the country.
Ron handles all types of business litigation, including unfair trade practices, antitrust claims, securities litigation, shareholder disputes, unfair competition, and partnership dissolutions. He represents companies in collecting debts, enforcing intellectual property rights, or pursuing any type claim that is vital to the success of your business. Ron represents owners, contractors, and sureties, in construction claims involving issues such as workmanship defects, mechanic's liens, surety claims, and contract disputes.
Ron earned his Business Administration degree from The University of South Carolina at Aiken where he was named Outstanding Student of Finance and graduated magna cum laude. He earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law from which he graduated cum laude and where he was a member of the Order of Wig and Robe, Order of the Coif, and the South Carolina Law Review.
Appointed Chair of the S.C. Bar Practice and Procedure Committee | Proffitt & Cox, LLP | Columbia South Carolina
www.proffittcox.com, 5 July 2010 [cached]
Ron Cox Appointed Chair of the S.C. Bar Practice and Procedure Committee
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COLUMBIA, SC - July 5, 2010 - Proffitt & Cox, LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald B. Cox has been appointed Chair of the Practice and Procedure Committee of the South Carolina Bar by Bar President Carl Solomon.
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Cox began his term effective July 1, 2010.
The Practice and Procedure Committee of the South Carolina Bar studies and makes recommendations regarding the rules and law pertaining to practice and procedure. The Committee's continuing mission is to contribute to the improvement of the operation of the judicial system. The Committee addresses issues of practice and procedure in all South Carolina courts including the Circuit Court, the Family Court, and the Magistrate Court.
Ron Cox, a founding partner with Proffitt & Cox, practices law in Columbia. His 14-year practice of law has focused upon civil litigation on behalf of individuals and businesses in personal injury cases, class actions, and commercial disputes. Cox is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina-Aiken where he earned his degree in Business Administration. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Cox has served on the South Carolina Bar's practice and procedure committee since 2000. Cox has also previously served on the Bar's Lawyer-Accountant Relations Committee and the Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee. Cox is also an active member of the Richland County Bar and the John Belton O'Neall Inn of Court.
Nexsen Pruet: Ronald B. Cox
www.nexsenpruet.com, 18 Feb 2009 [cached]
Ronald B. Cox Special Counsel
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Ron Cox is an experienced litigator who concentrates his practice on complex litigation. Ron has broad litigation experience, with primary emphasis in the areas of products liability, mass torts, class actions, commercial, and construction litigation.
Ron represents defendants in asbestos litigation. Ron has served as a member of a team of attorneys that coordinated the defense of thousands of asbestos claims against several manufacturers of building products in over thirty states. He serves as local counsel in South Carolina in the defense of several product manufacturers in asbestos litigation. Ron also represents companies in other types of toxic tort litigation including claims alleging exposure to substances such as silica, benzene, and other chemicals. He has represented pharmaceutical manufactures in Fen-Phen diet drug litigation and a manufacturer of latex gloves in latex allergy multi-district litigation.
In addition to his experience in defending mass torts, Ron has experience in representing clients in other types of products liability cases. Ron has represented clients in products liability cases involving products such as electrical devices, aerosol cans, automobile tires, and other automotive components.
Ron also represents plaintiffs and defendants in class action litigation. Ron served as class counsel representing residents of a rural community in a certified class action related to emissions from a factory. He has defended proposed class actions related to building products and asbestos containing products.
Ron represents owners, contractors, sureties, and building material manufacturers in construction litigation involving construction defects, product warranty claims, or payment disputes. His other practice areas include business torts, unfair trade practice claims, and contract disputes. Ron has also successfully represented plaintiffs in catastrophic injury or wrongful death claims arising from automobile accidents or product defects.
Ron earned his Business Administration degree from The University of South Carolina at Aiken where he was named Outstand Student of Finance and graduated magna cum laude. He earned his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law from which he graduated cum laude and where he was a member of the Order of Wig and Robe, Order of the Coif, and the South Carolina Law Review.
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Ron Cox joins Nexsen Pruet; Expands Business Litigation Group
Firm News | Proffitt & Cox | Columbia South Carolina
www.proffittcox.com, 10 June 2013 [cached]
Proffitt & Cox Attorney Ron Cox Appointed Chair of the S.C. Bar Practice and Procedure Committee
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- Ron Cox, South Carolina Civil Litigation Attorney at Proffitt & Cox, LLP
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