Kansas City attorney reprimented over alleged violation of safekeeping of property

By Karen Kidd | Dec 27, 2017

Kansas City attorney Thomas Christian Cox, practicing in Missouri for 24 years, has been reprimanded following a Dec. 20 Missouri Supreme Court order over allegations he violated judiciary rules of professional conduct.

Kansas City attorney Thomas Christian Cox, practicing in Missouri for 24 years, has been reprimanded following a Dec. 20 Missouri Supreme Court order over allegations he violated judiciary rules of professional conduct.

The high court considered a disciplinary hearing panel statement of acceptance of the decision in handing down its brief order. The court found that Cox had violated Rule 4-1.15(a) of the judiciary rules of professional conduct, according to the order.

That rule covers attorney requirements for the safekeeping of property. The Missouri Supreme Court order gave no details about the alleged professional conduct rules violation.

Cox also was required to pay $750 in costs, according to the court's order. A certified copy of the high court's order of reprimand was sent to Cox by regular and registered mail, according to information available at the Missouri Office of State Courts' website

Cox was represented during the proceedings by Sedalia attorney Robert. G. Russell while the office of chief disciplinary counsel was represented during the proceedings by staff counsel Sharon K. Weedin, according to information available at the Missouri Office of State Courts' website.

Cox is managing partner and a general practice attorney at The Cox Law Firm. The personal injury and federal criminal defense firm based in Kansas City represents clients in Jackson, Platte, Clay and Cass counties in Missouri, and in Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas, according to information on the firm's website.

Cox was admitted to the Missouri bar Oct. 12, 1993, according to his profile at the Missouri State Bar's website. Licensed in Missouri and Kansas federal and state courts, Cox is a member of the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, according to his profile at The Cox Firm's website. SuperLawyers lists Cox as a top-rated personal injury attorney in Kansas City and has selected him as part of its list since 2012, according to his profile attorney rating service's website.

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