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    Rock Hill, SC 29730

Stephen M. Cox

Stephen Cox represents business clients in the litigation and arbitration of complex commercial matters, with a particular focus on construction, employment and corporate governance disputes. Admitted to practice in both North and South Carolina, he has represented parties in numerous class actions and derivative actions and has significant experience in both the North Carolina and South Carolina business courts. Stephen’s appellate experience includes appearances before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has handled numerous arbitrations before JAMS, the American Arbitration Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, and he regularly serves as an arbitrator and mediator himself.

Stephen has represented a national chemical supplier in a case of first impression in North Carolina involving the application of the UCC’s “good faith” pricing standard to a multimillion dollar chemical requirements contract. Stephen was also part of a team of Robinson Bradshaw lawyers engaged to defend an international shipping firm in an action in which the trial court had already certified a class seeking over $100 million in damages and denied summary judgment. Stephen and the firm’s lawyers successfully petitioned for decertification of the class—a decision that led to the end of the litigation.

Professional Affiliations

  • South Carolina Bar, House of Delegates, Member
  • South Carolina Bar, Law-Related Education Committee, 1998-present; Chairman, 2012-2014
  • York County Bar, President, 2003-2004; Vice President, 2001-2002
  • Piedmont Citizens Committee on Judicial Qualifications, Chairman, 2013-present 
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable R. Markley Dennis Jr., South Carolina Circuit Court, 1996-97

Community Involvement

  • South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, Excellence in Education Council, Chairman, 2015-present
  • Pilgrim’s Inn, Board of Directors, 1999-present; President, 2003-present
  • Liberty Fellowship, Class of 2009

Professional Recognition