Ronald W. Cox, Jr.
Ronald W. Cox, Jr.

Senior Counsel
Phone: 301-762-7770
Fax: 301-926-7444
Email: coxr@McWilson.com
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Practice Areas:

Civil Litigation
Insurance Coverage

Insurance Defense
Appellate Practice

Commercial Litigation
Vaccination Injury Law

 

Biography:

Ron is a member of the Insurance Defense, Insurance Coverage and Appellate Practice groups, and he works primarily in the areas of civil litigation, insurance coverage, insurance defense, bad faith litigation, professional liability, construction litigation, commercial litigation, toxic torts, products liability, premises liability, personal injury, appellate practice, and the prosecution of child vaccine injury claims brought under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Ron has either handled or assisted in the handling of hundreds of cases for individual, institutional and commercial clients, including numerous jury and bench trials, complex administrative and arbitration claims, and appellate proceedings in the State and Federal courts of Maryland, New Hampshire, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Ron has also served on a number of professional committees, boards and associations, and Ron is very active in a variety of civic programs indicative of his commitment to public service, legal assistance, education, professionalism and civility in the practice of law.

 

Ron was born in Marlboro, Massachusetts and raised in southern New Hampshire. He attended Brown University where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1988. He pursued graduate work on a fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania and later attended Boston College Law School, graduating cum laude in 1993.

 

Since 1993, Ron has represented individuals and entities primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, breach of contract, personal injury law, insurance coverage and defense, consumer rights, family law, civil rights, immigration, and real estate. He has also litigated cases under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and been involved in complex commercial cases involving breaches of contract, lender liability and unfair and deceptive trade practices. Ron successfully argued the case of Audley v. Melton, 640 A.2d 777 (N.H. 1994), in which the New Hampshire Supreme Court nullified a release executed by a model before posing with a lion. He also successfully briefed and argued a matter of first impression in the District of Columbia in Stevens v. Arco Management of Washington D.C., Inc., 751 A.2d 995 (D.C. 2000) involving application of the federal supplemental jurisdiction statute.

Public service is an important and integral part of Ron's practice. He has dedicated significant time to the representation of clients on a pro bono basis in the areas of family law, bankruptcy, and civil rights, including assisting those who are HIV-positive or suffering from AIDS in connection with insurance, disability and discrimination-related issues.

 

Ron is admitted to the state and federal courts in New Hampshire, Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia. He is also admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the United States Court of Federal Claims.

In his free time, Ron is an avid tennis player and fan, and also enjoys cycling, hiking and most racket sports.

 

Memberships and Awards

  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Title Agent, Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia

Reported Cases

  • Stevens v. Arco Management of Wash. D.C., Inc., 751 A.2d 995 (D.C. 2000).
  • Audley v. Melton, 640 A.2d 777 (N.H. 1994).
 

Born: Marlboro, Massachusetts, August 2, 1966

Education: Brown University, B.A., 1988, Boston College Law School, J.D., 1993

Admissions: 1993, New Hampshire; 1996, Maryland and District of Columbia; 1999, Virginia

 

 

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