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About Cox & Estes, PLLC

A firm rich in history

Cox & Estes, PLLC began with Attorney Walter Cox, who had been continuously engaged in the practice of law in Fayetteville since 1966, having started his career at what became the law firm of “Davis, Cox & Wright.” In August of 2000, Walter and his son, Lance Cox, left Davis, Cox & Wright, and, together with James (“Jamie”) R. Estes, opened,  Cox, Cox & Estes, PLLC.  In 2020, with the passing of Walter Cox, the firm evolved again becoming Cox & Estes, PLLC.

Cox & Estes, PLLC remains rated “AV” by Martindale Hubbell, which is the distinguished “preeminent” rating for highest level of competency and ethics. And each of its three attorneys is individually rated AV. Additionally, Cox & Estes, PLLC has a “Best Law Firm” listing in U.S. News and World Report. The firm focuses its practice on litigation and jury trial work, and its attorneys try cases to juries on a regular basis.

Remembering Walter Cox

Over the course of his approximate 50 year career, Walter Cox had tried and won more than an estimated 300 cases to juries in both state and federal courtrooms across the State of Arkansas, including an estimated 200 or more medical malpractice jury trials. In 2012, Walter received the Outstanding Attorney of the Year award by the Arkansas Bar Association, and he received the Lawyer of the Year award (Fayetteville, Medical Malpractice Defense) from U.S. News and World Report in both 2011 and 2012. He was regularly named in Best Lawyers in America; the Arkansas Times’ “Best Attorneys in the State of Arkansas – Medical Malpractice Defense;” and Super Lawyers. Additionally, Walter was a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and he had been individually rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell for 0ver 30 years.

The firm today

Today, Attorney Jamie Estes continues the firm’s trial practices primarily with the defense of physicians and other health care providers. The firm also has a general trial practice that includes medical, dental, engineer, and other professional malpractice defense work, as well as business, product liability, real estate and construction, personal injury, premises liability, contract, and other litigation and trial work.

Cox & Estes, PLLC’s mission is to provide its clients with the best litigation and trial services available in Arkansas.

Please visit our “Results” page, for examples of cases that have been recently tried and won by Cox & Estes and our “Practice Areas” page, for a listing of some of the client services we offer.


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