Growing up as the son of a Marine Corps Aviator and a public school teacher, John W. Cox saw firsthand how his parents dedicated their lives to helping others. From defending those who can't protect themselves, to teaching children for the betterment of themselves and society, he couldn't help but be affected by his parent's zeal to serve. Thanks to the support of his parents, John pursued a career defending others according to the letter of the law. He received his Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central University in 1997. John subsequently passed the bar exam in 1997 and opened his law practice in Hickory, NC. The next year, John moved the practice to Graham, where he married Shannon, and now have three children together.
John W. Cox has practiced law in Alamance County since 1998 and has built a reputation for being a lawyer that takes your case personally. He defends your rights with utmost integrity. John has represented thousands of clients on charges ranging from DUI/DWI and traffic law violations to juvenile law and criminal defenses including misdemeanors and felonies.
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Arlind is a native of Alamance County. After graduating from Western Alamance High School Arlind attended North Carolina State University where he was a dual major in Business Administration and International Studies. Following his graduation at NC State Arlind attended Elon University School of Law where he earned his JD.
Arlind worked various internships during his legal studies including working with the Alamance County District Attorney's Office, the Prosecution Office of Kosovo, and with Attorney John Cox. Arlind is eager to bring his local and international experience here at John Cox Law.
During his spare time Arlind likes spending time with family and friends, watching sports, and playing basketball. Arlind is also fluent in the Albanian Language.
- Elon University School of Law: J.D., 2018
- North Carolina State University: B.S. Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude, 2016.
- North Carolina State University: B.A. International Studies, Magna Cum Laude, 2016.
Carrie Browder is a licensed attorney in North Carolina with experience serving clients in state and federal criminal courts. Prior to joining the Cox Law Firm, she served as an Assistant District Attorney for Alamance County, North Carolina.
In private practice, she’s previously represented clients charged with traffic infractions, misdemeanors, felony offenses, and civil domestic violence matters in Wake, Johnston, and Harnett County. She also gained invaluable knowledge and experience defending clients charged with crimes in the US District Court for the Eastern District of NC; including drug trafficking, firearm, crimes of violence, and child pornography offenses.
Carrie is a native of Nash County, North Carolina. She attended East Carolina University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Political Science in 2012. Thereafter Carrie attended Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, earning her juris doctorate in 2015. While in law school, Carrie actively participated in the Campbell Law Juvenile Justice Clinic, the Campbell Law Innocence Project, and served on the Agricultural Law Society’s Legislative Committee.
In her spare time, Carrie enjoys indoor rock climbing, record collecting, and going fishing with her dad.
- Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law: J.D., 2015
- East Carolina University: B.A. in Philosophy & Political Science, 2012
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
- Criminal Law: Felony, Misdemeanor, DWI and Traffic
- State Bar of North Carolina
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
Laura joined John Cox Law in February, 2015. She assists with all aspects of the firm along with keeping the office running smoothly and acting as an additional liaison between clients and our law office.>
Laura is a native of Alamance County, NC. She is the mother to a wonderful seven month old baby girl who is her inspiration in everything she does. She also enjoys trips to the beach and lake and spending time with friends and family. She is a licensed North Carolina Notary Public and a member of the Alamance County Paralegal Association.
Margarita Gjoni is the polyglot of our practice! She was born and raised in Athens, Greece and
is fluent in English, Albanian, and Greek. After graduating High School she moved to the States where she continued her studies. She graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in Sociology.
Margarita loves helping others and is very passionate about her work. Her previous experiences have translated very well at John Cox law where she treats all our clients with empathy and respect. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, trying out new restaurants, and long walks.
Saira graduated from Barlett Yancey High School in 2013. She is a native of Veracruz, Mexico and grew in Mexico until the age of 10 years old. She speaks Spanish and English and helps many of our Hispanic clients. She began her journey in Criminal Law in 2015. She became part of the team in January 2020, her strong organizational skills are an asset to the firm.
In her spare time, she enjoys riding horses, mountain biking, hiking, and training at the gym. She is the proud mother of 3 fury dogs.
She is a licensed North Carolina Notary Public.
Estefania joined John Cox Law in July, 2020. She assists our office as a Spanish translator along with greeting clients when calling into the office. Estefania’s goal is to continue learning about helping people in their legal matters and obtain a better understanding the legal system.
Estefania was born in Mexico and has now lived in North Carolina for several years. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart. During her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, baking, fast cars, reading, hanging out with friends, and spending time with her family.
Lori Woodard, a graduate of the American Institute of Paralegal Studies, began her career in the legal field in 1990. She worked in family law and estate planning for 12 years before earning a master's degree in Professional Counseling and obtaining licensure as a clinical mental health counselor. Lori met John W. Cox while serving as a treatment provider on the Alamance County Drug Court team where John served as counsel. In September 2019, Lori's love of the law and her desire to help people in crisis led her back to employment with the John Cox team. She works diligently with firm administration and client services.
Lori is a native of Alamance County. She enjoys spending her leisure time with her granddaughters, cooking, reading, yoga, and gardening.
She currently has 9 cats; however, this number can fluctuate wildly depending on the weather, seasonal reproductive activities and the local dog population. She frequently denies being labeled as, "That crazy cat lady," or, alternatively, "The crazy cat lady." Inquiries in this regard should be lodged with neighbors in the Whitsett area.
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