David M. Cox
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  • Attorney

Location:

Otsego, MN

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I have been practicing in the Twin Cities and the northern suburbs since graduating from the University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude, in 2004.  I strive to develop a relationship of trust and confidence with my clients. I make consulting and hiring a lawyer as cost-effective as I can by providing honest advice, negotiating with your goals at heart, avoiding unnecessary litigation where possible, and litigating your case aggressively in court when necessary.

Over the years I have raced mountain bikes, wrote and sold short fiction, and worked as an editor on various fiction magazines. Before I went to law school, I spent ten years in the business of group health insurance, from opening letters in the mail room to negotiating contracts as an account manager. I used to play chess competitively but gave it up to retain my sanity. I married my wife Amy in 2007. We have a 4-year old son, Douglas. He likes trains, cars, baseball, and Spider Man, and he will tell you I am the very best lawyer ever. These days I spend my free time enjoying good beer and fine cigars, canoe camping in the boundary waters, and putting miles on my road bike. I ride at least one long distance charity event each year, such as the MS150 in Minnesota and the Scenic Shore 150 in Wisconsin.

Reported Cases

  • Himley v. Himley, Court of Appeals of Minnesota, unpublished decision, 2013 WL 4504379, 2013.
  • Kyle v. Tuttle, Court of Appeals of Minnesota, unpublished decision, 2012 WL 6097232, 2012.
  • Pichotta v. Pichotta, Court of Appeals of Minnesota, unpublished decision, 2012 WL 987274, 2012.
  • Robb v. Funorama, Inc., Court of Appeals of Minnesota, unpublished decision, 2005 WL 1331265, 2005.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Family Law 40%
  • Criminal 25%
  • Civil/Contract 25%
  • Real Estate/Estate Planning/Misc 10%

LITIGATION PERCENTAGE

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Minnesota Supreme Court, 2004
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2008

EDUCATION

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2004
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 1998
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: English

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Himley v. Himley, Court of Appeals of Minnesota, unpublished decision, 2013 WL 4504379, 2013
  • Kyle v. Tuttle, Court of Appeals of Minnesota, unpublished decision, 2012 WL 6097232, 2012
  • Pichotta v. Pichotta, Court of Appeals of Minnesota, unpublished decision, 2012 WL 987274, 2012
  • Robb v. Funorama, Inc., Court of Appeals of Minnesota, unpublished decision, 2005 WL 1331265, 2005

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, 2004 to Present
  • Business Networking International, 2010 to Present

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

  • Myles A. Schneider & Associates, Ltd., Associate Attorney, 2009 to 2014
  • Hess Law Office, PA, Associate Attorney, 2006 to 2009
  • Soucie & Bolt, PA, Associate Attorney, 2004 to 2006

PRO BONO ACTIVITIES

  • Havana Nights Cigar Club, Member, 2012 to Present