Courtney Cox, Shareholder

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Biography

A. Courtney Cox joined Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. in 2010 as a Shareholder. Prior to joining the firm, he was the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, where he oversaw 35 assistant U.S. Attorneys along with other staff who served the Federal District that covers the southernmost 38 counties in Illinois. Courtney was appointed to this position by the judges of the United States District Court of Southern Illinois.

In this capacity, Courtney served as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer and was one of the founding members of the Violent Crime Task Force, an organization dedicated to reducing violence in the East St. Louis area. In addition, Courtney played a big role in prosecuting sex offenders and online predators for child exploitation, while personally working with parents and children on the importance of internet safety.

Before assuming the duties of United States Attorney, Courtney served 25 years as a private practice attorney in his home town of Benton, Illinois. Here, he concentrated his practice primarily in civil rights and employment law litigation in Federal Court and has successfully represented numerous businesses in Southern Illinois.

Background

Professional Activities
Courtney is a member and former president of the Franklin County Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Bar Association of the Central and Southern Districts of Illinois. He is also a Master Member of the Southern Illinois American Inn of Court. He has served on the Rules Committee for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

For his outstanding work in the areas of Employment Law Management and Labor and Employment Litigation, Courtney has been selected by his peers as a Best Lawyer for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America from 2015 to 2017.

Education
Courtney earned his Juris Doctor in 1982 graduating from Southern Illinois University School of Law.

Courtney received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1974 and his Master’s Degree in Music from Southern Methodist University in 1976.

BIOGRAPHY

A. Courtney Cox joined Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C. in 2010 as a Shareholder. Prior to joining the firm, he was the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, where he oversaw 35 assistant U.S. Attorneys along with other staff who served the Federal District that covers the southernmost 38 counties in Illinois. Courtney was appointed to this position by the judges of the United States District Court of Southern Illinois.

In this capacity, Courtney served as the Chief Law Enforcement Officer and was one of the founding members of the Violent Crime Task Force, an organization dedicated to reducing violence in the East St. Louis area. In addition, Courtney played a big role in prosecuting sex offenders and online predators for child exploitation, while personally working with parents and children on the importance of internet safety.

Courtney was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition of Best Lawyers in America for his work in the area of Labor and Employment Litigation.

Before assuming the duties of United States Attorney, Courtney served 25 years as a private practice attorney in his home town of Benton, Illinois. Here, he concentrated his practice primarily in civil rights and employment law litigation in Federal Court and has successfully represented numerous businesses in Southern Illinois.

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