The Honorable Jeff Cox, judge of the 26th Judicial District Court, serving Bossier and Webster parishes, was honored by the Southern University Law Center during its Annual Alumni Round-Up recently in Baton Rouge.
Cox, Class of 1992, was among seven SULC alumni to be inducted in the Law Center's Hall of Fame at the annual Gala, Saturday, April 5, at the Hilton Capitol Center.
As an SULC Alumni Hall of Fame inductee, Cox is recognized for his outstanding career accomplishments, commitment to bettering the community, and tremendous support to the Law Center. His name will be placed on a special recognition wall display at the Law Center's A.A. Lenoir Hall. He joins the 59 members of the SULC Hall of Fame who have been recognized since 2003.
A magna cum laude SULC graduate, Cox earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Louisiana Tech University, an MBA from LSU in Shreveport, and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Cox, a member of the American, Louisiana, Shreveport, Bossier, and Webster bar associations, serves as a Louisiana state delegate to the American Bar Association National Conference of State Trial Judges and assists with training of cadets at the Bossier sheriff's training academy.
Formerly, he was a member of the Harry V. Booth and Henry Politz American Inn of Court; a board member of the Volunteers for Youth Justice; and a member of the Board of Directors and chairman of the Shreveport Bar Association Pro Bono Project.
Active in the community, Cox has served as president and board member for the Caddo Council on Aging RSVP Program; 2nd vice-president, secretary, and board member of the Bossier Council on Aging; legal counsel for the Ark-La-Tex Chapter of the National Stroke Association; board member of the Shreveport-Bossier Tax and Estate Planning Council; Bossier District chairman for Norwella Council of the Boy Scouts of American; and as an instructor at Bossier Parish Community College.
Judge Cox and his wife, Susan, have two children, Gabrielle and Stephen. His parents are Dorothy Nell Cox and the late O.D. Cox of Minden.