Jeff Cox (judge)

Jeffrey Stephen Cox
Division C Judge of the Louisiana 26th Judicial District Court for Bossier and Webster parishes
Assumed office
November 2004
Personal details

February 1965
Shreveport, Caddo Parish

Louisiana, USA
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Susan Elaine Cox
Children Gabby and Stephen Cox
Residence Bossier City, Bossier Parish
Louisiana, USA
Alma mater

Louisiana Tech University
Louisiana State University in Shreveport
Southern University Law Center

Southern Methodist University
Occupation Attorney
Religion Southern Baptist

Jeffrey Stephen Cox, known as Jeff Cox (born February 1965),[1] is one of the six judges of the 26th Judicial District Court of Bossier and Webster parishes in northwestern Louisiana. He holds the Division C judgeship. He is an instructor for the North Louisiana Criminal Justice Academy that provides education to law enforcement.

A native of Webster Parish, Cox obtained his undergraduate degree from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, his Masters of Business Administration from Louisiana State University in Shreveport, his Juris Doctor in 1992 from the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge,[2] and his Legal Law Masters in Taxation from Southern Methodist University near Dallas, Texas.[3]

Cox was elected without opposition to six-year terms as district judge in November 2004 and again in 2008. He was elected again in 2004. Prior to his judgeship, Cox specialized as a practicing attorney in wills, successions, estate planning, and elder care matters. He is a former assistant district attorney for the 26th Judicial District, headed since 2003 by DA Schuyler Marvin of Minden. He formerly served on the board of Volunteers for Youth Justice and the Caddo Council on Aging in Shreveport and Bossier City. He was active in the Pro Bono Project of the Shreveport Bar Association. He is the former Bossier district chairman for the Norwella Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Judge Cox is an instructor at the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Training Academy in Plain Dealing in northern Bossier Parish. He also instructs the notary preparation course at Bossier Parish Community College.[3]

Cox's court colleagues include Judges Jeff R. Thompson, Charles Jacobs, Mike Nerren, Parker Self, and Michael O. Craig.[3] Cox, Nerren, Self, and Craig were all unopposed in the nonpartisan blanket primary held on November 4, 2014. Thompson also ran unopposed to succeed Judge Ford E. Stinson, Jr.; Jacobs, from Springhill, to replace the retiring John M. Robinson.[4]

On November 8, 2016, Cox will contest the Division C seat on the Louisiana Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit, based in Shreveport. The primary election corresponds with the U.S. presidential contest.[5] Cox pledged to continue basing his decisions on the U. S. Constitution, faith and family, fair treatment of plaintiffs and defendants, Second Amendment rights, and strict interpretation of the law. In addition to Bossier and Webster, the appeal court district encompasses Bienville, Caldwell, Claiborne, Jackson, Lincoln, Union, and Winn parishes.[6]

Cox is married to Susan Elaine Cox (born March 1968), a native of Irving, north of Dallas, Texas. The couple has two children, Gabby and Stephen Cox. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Bossier City.


  1. "Click Jeffrey Cox January 1962". Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  2. "Judge Jeff Cox honored by SULC, April 21, 2014". Minden Press-Herald. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  3. 1 2 3 "Judge Jeff Cox". Retrieved April 26, 2014.
  4. Vickie Welborn. "Final day of qualifying in DeSoto, Webster". The Shreveport Times. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
  5. "Judge Jeff Cox [for] Court of Appeal". Retrieved January 25, 2016.
  6. Bruce Franklin. "District Judge Jeff Cox announces candidacy". Minden Press-Herald. Retrieved January 27, 2016.
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