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J. Randall Cox

Partner

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Phone: 217-544-3403
Fax: 217-544-1593
Email: rcox@feldmanwasser.com

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Areas of Practice

Criminal Law
Litigation and Appeals
Wills, Estates & Probate
Real Estate Law
Administrative Hearings
Traffic Tickets
DWI/DUI Driver’s License Reinstatement

J. Randall “Randy” Cox believes the most important part of legal practice is listening carefully to clients. Only then can he understand their goals, learn how aggressive they want to be, and determine the approach and results they want.

Randy knows his way around criminal and civil courtrooms, both federal and state, and has represented plaintiffs and defendants at trial. He has especially enjoyed working in criminal defense, one of the most difficult areas of law. He also dedicates much of his practice to administrative proceedings, including the defense of professional licenses, such as for nurses and attorneys, obtaining driving privileges after a suspension or revocation, unemployment benefit hearings, and liquor licenses.

When legal situations shift, Randy’s broad litigation experience and his analytical education from Knox College and SIU Law enable him to quickly adapt to protect his clients’ interests. He’s also unafraid to counsel clients if their goals are unrealistic.

Randy assists commercial lenders with their legal needs, including foreclosures, collections, and a variety of other related and unrelated creditors’ rights and banking issues.

A frequent guest speaker for bar organizations statewide, Randy has shared his knowledge in areas as varied as the impact of new technology and media; DUI and traffic violations; mortgage foreclosure; and professional licenses. He has also volunteered in his community, having given time and services to the Lincoln Library Foundation and Springfield Air Rendezvous. He’s a licensed pilot and fisherman.

DUI Defense      ISBA      IACDL      SCBA      Leading Lawyers

Honors and Awards

  • Leading Lawyers, 2010-present, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense Law: Felonies and Misdemeanors, Criminal Defense Law: DUI

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1992
  • 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (including Trial Bar), 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 2003

Education

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D. 1991; lead articles editor, Southern Illinois University Law Journal, 1990–1991
  • Knox College, B.A., biology, 1988

Cases and Results

  • Williams Bros. Const. v. Public Building Commission of Kane County, 243 Ill.App.3d 949 (Illinois Appellate Court-Second District 1993)
  • In re Marriage of Self, 265 Ill.App.3d 804 (Illinois Appellate Court-Fourth District 1994)
  • Jones v. Jesse White, Sec’y of State, 4-03-0850 (Illinois Appellate Court-Fourth District 2004)

Certifications

  • Approved Custody and Visitation Mediator, Circuit Courts of the 7th Judicial Circuit in Illinois, 2007
  • Facilitation Training Workshop and Certification, Commission on Professionalism of the Illinois Supreme Court, University of Illinois College of Law, Urbana, February 2009

Professional Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association
  • Board of Governors, 2018-present
  • Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education, 2001–2018; secretary, 2011–2013; vice-chair, 2013–2015; chair, 2015-2017; board liaison, 2018-present
  • Traffic Laws and Courts Section Council, 2006–2018; chair 2010-2011, 2015-2017
  • Solo and Small Firm Conference Planning Committee, 2010–2014
  • Solo and Small Firm Practice Institute Committee, 2014–present; chair, 2017-2019
Illinois Bar Foundation
  • Board of Directors, 2018-present
Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors, 2011–present
  • President, 2014–2015
Sangamon County Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Springfield Air Rendezvous, legal advisor, 1998–2007
  • Lincoln Library Foundation, 2000–2006; president, 2005–2006
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, Springfield Division, Reentry Court Program/Court Assisted Program, private bar representative, 2016-present
  • Sangamo Club Board of Directors, 2012-present; president, 2016-2018
  • Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta, appointed graduate volunteer to Knox College Chapter, 2016-present

Presentations

“Dealing with Difficult Clients and Others,” SIU School of Law/Jackson County Bar Association/Williamson County Bar Association Joint CLE Conference, SIU School of Law, Carbondale, April 2016

“Dealing with Difficult People,” Cook County Public Defender’s Office, Chicago, 2015

“Dealing with Difficult Clients,” Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Springfield, 2015

“Professionalism/Ethics, Social Media’s Interaction, DUI and Traffic Law Updates,” Illinois State Bar Association Traffic Laws and Courts Section, Peoria, 2013

“Ethical Issues Raised by Technology,” SIU School of Law/Jackson County Bar Association/Williamson County Bar Association Joint CLE Conference, SIU School of Law, Carbondale, April 2013

“Traffic Fundamentals, Legal Issues a New Lawyer Should Know,” Illinois State Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Chicago, February 2013

“Collateral Consequences in DUI and Traffic, DUI: Beyond the Courtroom,” Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, Springfield, February 2013

“Basics of DUI/Traffic Laws,” Illinois State Bar Association 8th Annual Solo and Small Conference, Itasca, September 2012

“Prosecutor Survival School, Accessing and Use of Technological Data in Litigation,” Illinois State Appellate Prosecutor’s Office, Starved Rock State Park, Utica, April 2012

“Basic Trial Advocacy, Accessing and Use of Technological Data in Litigation,” Illinois State Appellate Prosecutor’s Office, Illinois Education Association Professional Development Center, Springfield, March 2012

“DUI, Traffic, and Secretary of State Issues, Obtaining Cell Phone Date, Text Messages, Emails and More,” Illinois State Bar Association Traffic Laws and Courts Section Council, Oak Brook, February 2012

“Trying Your First Federal Criminal Case/Cooperation and Plea Bargaining,” IICLE, Springfield, May 2011

“Traffic Law: DUI, Secretary of State, And More/Obtaining Cell Phone Data, Text Messages, Emails, and More,” ISBA, Bloomington, April 2011

“Professionalism Orientation Program for Law Students,” Civility and Diversity Workshop Facilitator, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism, University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, August 2010

“Legal Professionalism,” Civility and Diversity Workshop Facilitator, Illinois Government Bar Association, SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, June 2010

“Foreclosure and Repossession, Redemption, Reinstatement and Possession,” Lorman, Springfield, February 2010

“Professional Responsibility: Handling Difficult Conversations Involving Race and Gender in a Professional and Effective Manner,” Diversity Workshop Facilitator, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Springfield, September 2009

“Basic Skills/Illinois and Federal Criminal, Civil and Administrative Procedure,” IBSA video, 2009, and moderator live program, Chicago, May 2009

“DUI, Traffic and Secretary of State Related Issues, Professionalism and Ethics/Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions,” ISBA, Lombard, March 2009

“Ethics: Fees & Retainer Agreements & Neglect Issues,” Illinois Traffic Court Conference, Bradley University, Peoria, June 2008

“Real Estate: Mortgagors in Distress, Commercial Mortgage Foreclosures,” Panel Member Short Sales, ISBA, Springfield, May 2008

“Traffic Laws: Issues, Updates and Hot Topics 2008, Ethics/Professionalism, Trust Accounts and Neglect Issues,” ISBA, Oak Brook, March 2008

“Foreclosure and Repossession, Redemption, Reinstatement and Possession,” Lorman, Springfield, February 2008

“Hot Topics for the General Practitioner, Hot Topics in Civil Practice,” ISBA, Decatur, February 2008

“Basic Skills/Illinois and Federal Criminal, Civil and Administrative Procedure,” IBSA, Chicago, December 2007

“Ethics, Professionalism and Conflicts,” Illinois Traffic Court Conference, Bradley University, Peoria, June 2007

“DUI and Traffic Related Issues: Various Topics,” ISBA, New Orleans, May 2007

“Basic Skills/Illinois and Federal Criminal, Civil and Administrative Procedure,” IICLE, Springfield, April 2007

“Traffic Law Update/Professionalism and Ethics/Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions,” ISBA, Springfield, March 2007

“Bridge the Gap—Criminal Law,” ISBA, 2002