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Education
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2015, Order of Barristers
  • University of Oklahoma, B.A., 2007
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 2015
  • United States District Court Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas
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Pierce T. Cox
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Associate
pcox@thompsoncoe.com
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Houston
One Riverway
Suite 1400
Houston, Texas 77056
713-403-8392 direct  |  713-403-8299 fax
Assistant:
Sandra Hernandez
713-403-8386 direct
SHernandez@thompsoncoe.com
Overview

Pierce Cox is a litigator with experience in regulatory compliance, fraud investigation, and electronic discovery. Pierce’s practice focuses on employment disputes, professional liability lawsuits, insurance coverage and first-party cases, and homeowners' association actions.

Pierce’s clients benefit from his experience at the Office of the Texas Attorney General and his strong advocacy skills. Before entering law school, Pierce was an Investigator in the Texas Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division for over three years. He then helped to establish a new, dedicated electronic discovery team for the agency as an eDiscovery Technician.

In law school Pierce won national and regional awards for his writing and speaking skills while competing as a member of the University of Houston Law Center Moot Court Team. Pierce also led The Advocates at UHLC as Executive Chair, and served as an Articles Editor on Board 38 of the Houston Journal of International Law. His international energy comment is published in Volume 37 of the Journal. Pierce is a member of the Order of Barristers and an Eagle Scout.

Representative Experience
  • Secured summary judgment for employer client on alleged breach of severance agreement.
  • Drafted Rule 91a motion in complex lawsuit against attorney client which resulted in nonsuit.
  • Obtained take-nothing summary judgment for insurer client in first-party action alleging bad-faith failure to pay under comprehensive auto policy.
Speeches and Presentations

#gumshoe: An Introduction to Gathering Evidence on the Web, presented at Cybersecurity: What State Prosecutors Need to Know hosted by National Association of Attorneys General, Spring 2011