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  • 140 East Main Street
    Suite 420
    Rock Hill, SC 29730

Stephen M. Cox

Mr. Cox helps businesses avoid and mitigate risk through counseling and representation in complex litigation and arbitration matters. He has represented clients in bench and jury trials and in appeals to state and federal appellate courts, including the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Cox regularly serves as an arbitrator and mediator in commercial disputes and has helped his clients successfully resolve dozens of matters through alternative dispute resolution.

He has represented clients in class actions, derivative litigation, corporate governance disputes, and arbitration proceedings before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Mr. Cox has particular expertise in handling employment disputes, including employment discrimination claims, wage and hour disputes, and noncompete litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. He also has extensive experience representing clients in construction defect and products liability litigation.

Professional Affiliations

  • South Carolina Bar, House of Delegates, Member
  • South Carolina Bar, Law-Related Education Committee, 1998-present; Chairman, 2012-present
  • York County Bar, President, 2003-2004; Vice President, 2001-2002
  • Sixteenth Circuit’s Fee Dispute Resolution Panel, Member
  • Law Clerk, The Honorable R. Markley Dennis, Jr., South Carolina Circuit Court, 1996-97

Community Involvement

  • Pilgrim’s Inn, Board of Directors, 1999-present; Vice President, 2001-present
  • Early Learning Partnership of York County, Board Member, 2004-2012; Chairman, 2006-2010
  • Liberty Fellowship, Class of 2009

Professional Recognition