Brandon Cox ’12 has never been afraid to speak in front of a crowd and enjoys being in the spotlight. Growing up, the intersection of those character traits led to his being heavily involved on the high school debate team. Cox has now a found career that matches those skills by working in litigation.
“I have always taken a liking to arguing, even at a very young age,” explained Cox. “Because I was so argumentative and questioned things during my upbringing, people always told me I was going to be a lawyer, and I grasped on to that idea.”
Cox is an attorney for Tucker Ellis LLP, as a member of their trial team. He cannot wait to get in front of a jury, a moment he feels will be the culmination of the skills he has learned since the age of 12.
Between his time on the debate team in high school and pursuing the legal profession at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cox attended Georgetown University where he studied business administration. The skills learned as an undergraduate in the areas of business development and client relations help round out the practicing skills he learned in law school.
Cox began his legal career by spending two years as a paralegal in New York City before attending Cleveland-Marshall. There he confirmed that transactional work was not for him. He stresses the importance of finding the area of law that best suits each individual.
Beyond his skills and interests, Cox’s profession will allow him to pursue a favorite pastime - traveling. As he grows in the legal profession, Cox will have opportunities to travel for depositions, client visits and trials, among other occasions.