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About Cox & Estes, PLLC

A firm rich in history

Cox & Estes, PLLC started as the Cox Law Firm in 2000, when Walter Cox, who started his career in 1966 at what became the law firm of Davis, Cox & Wright, established his own firm.  The Cox Law Firm later became known as Cox, Cox & Estes, PLLC, and in 2020, became Cox & Estes, PLLC.  Cox & Estes, PLLC is rated “AV” by Martindale Hubbell, which is the distinguished “preeminent” rating for highest level of competency and ethics. Cox & Estes, PLLC has a “Best Law Firm” listing in U.S. News and World Report and Best Law Firms from Best Lawyers in America.  The firm focuses its practice on civil litigation, with an emphasis in professional and medical liability defense.

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

Jamie Estes continues the firm’s litigation practice, primarily with the defense of physicians and other health care providers. The firm also has a general trial practice that includes other professional liability defense, as well as business, contract, and other civil litigation work.

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

Please visit our “Practice Areas” page, for a listing of some of the client services we offer.


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