2600 NASA Road 1, Suite 203, Seabrook, Texas 77586; 281 532 0801; 281 532 0806 fax, email: LawyerCox@LawyerCox.com
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Our main law office is located in Seabrook, Harris
County, Texas near the Lakewood Yacht Club and the Johnson Space Center (NASA)
near the intersection of State Highway 146 and NASA Road 1 (which is also called
NASA Parkway). Our practice is centered in Galveston County and Harris
County, Texas. However, we do find ourselves representing the interests of
clients in Austin, Anahuac, Barbers Hill, San Antonio, Llano, Wichita Falls, El
Paso, Dallas, San Marcos, Georgetown, Del Rio, Sanderson, Eagle Pass,
Brackettville, Rocksprings, Alvin, Angleton, Baytown and points in between in
the pursuit of our clients’ needs. We have a satellite office in
Pasadena, Harris County, Texas.
Our practice is a general practice law firm,
emphasizing representation of family owned businesses and business
matters, real estate, real estate development, banking, business law, wills,
probate of estates, guardianship law and family law. We will also handle
selected personal injury and death cases especially if construction law is an
issue. We also represent construction contractors in their business
matters and litigation as well as property owners in their disputes with
About Leonard E. Cox:
Leonard E. Cox is the senior lawyer in this law
firm. He is licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas and approved to
practice in the Supreme Court of the United States and the Federal District
Courts in the Southern District and Western District as well as the Fifth
Circuit Court of Appeals.
Leonard E. Cox is an honorably discharged veteran of
the United States Army (1972-1975). He is an honors graduate of the
University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelors degree in History/Soviet Studies
and a Stevens Scholarship recipient (1976-1978). In December of 1980, he
graduated from Texas Tech School of Law. In May of 1981, he was licensed
by the State of Texas to practice law. He served the State of Texas for
five years as felony prosecutor and a first assistant district attorney.
Afterwards, he became the chief of the legal staff for a national banking
association and two credit unions located in the State of Texas and operated his
own law firm. He is approved for real estate title examinations by Chicago
Title and Stewart Title Company. His native language is English, however
he also speaks Spanish and Russian. This firm does not provide
interpretation or translation services.
Leonard E. Cox is also an active member in the Chamber
of Commerce, Lions Club, AF&AM, and his church.
A Personal Message from Leonard E. Cox, Attorney:
This law firm engages in the general practice of law. Clients with issues
concerning family law, probate, preparation of last will and testament as well
as directives to physician, adoptions, divorces, guardianships, expunction of
criminal arrest records, criminal cases (State or Federal), personal injury,
wrongful death, construction of buildings or homes on real estate, Residential
Construction Liability Act concerns, construction related injuries or death
cases, maritime and admiralty law, purchasing a home, accident reconstruction
whether on the job injury or vehicular accidents including motorcycle accidents
frequently seek the help of this law firm.
Fees are set based upon many factors following an office consultation. In
general this firm will accept clients on an hourly pay basis or a contingent fee
bases. This firm offers a Last Will and Testament package for $500.00 per
person. The package includes a will, a guardianship designation, a
directive to physicians and a power of attorney. If the documents need to
be customized to fit your needs, the fee can increase, but you will be informed
in advance. This firm uses written employment contracts signed by the
client and the attorney before any charges are incurred by the client and before
the attorney undertakes representation. Hourly rates range from $300.00
per hour to $350.00 per hour depending upon many factors which will be discussed
and reduced to writing in a Legal Services Contract.
When a person embarks upon the process of selecting an attorney to represent them in their legal matters, it is quite often a difficult task. I suggest that you should visit with several lawyers before you decide whom you will hire. You should hire a lawyer who will handle your case personally, one who is not too busy to return phone calls and one whom you get along with and trust. After all, this lawyer will probably handle your most important affairs. Personally, I value long term relationships with my clients. I have no desire to be hired today and never think about that client tomorrow, so to speak. Most of my clients value this ethic and want to maintain a long term relationship with a stable, knowledgeable and caring attorney. By the same token, I prefer a client who values this kind of service. Even though I was born in 1954, I still remember physicians making house calls. I have been known to make a house call or two. It is the kind of practice I value and I always feel privileged to represent a client who values that kind of service.
Finally, I am quite often asked: "What kind of cases do you handle?"
Usually I respond with the following: "I don't take cases, I
represent clients. You may have a really bad case and be a great client.
I'll will undertake representation." In short, after practicing law
since 1981, after being expose to some really great lawyers and jurists, after
having read more law than I can remember and after being exposed to more areas
of law than most attorneys see in forty years of practicing law, I believe I can
handle most types of cases that your average person or average family owned
business will encounter. And, if I cannot handle it, I will make that
decision quickly, and refer the case to an attorney I suggest and thereafter
selected by my client with no charge by me to the client.
Leonard E. Cox at the law library of the United States Supreme Court, November 2002, Washington, D.C. preparing for submission of a case to the United States Supreme Court.
NASA Road 1, Suite 203, Seabrook, Texas 77586
E. Cox, Attorney at Law: LawyerCox@LawyerCox.com