Ron Cox is a Columbia trial lawyer who focuses on the handling of personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout South Carolina. His practice primarily focuses on trucking accidents, car wrecks, medical malpractice, and nursing home abuse. Ron also handles other complex litigation, including class action cases and defective drug cases.
Ron Cox grew up in Aiken, South Carolina. He brings small town values to his law practice. He will get to know you, give you honest advice, treat you with respect, and represent you with integrity. Ron appreciates the value of hard work and looks forward to aggressively pursuing justice for those that have been injured.
Ron’s representation has proved to be very successful for many clients that he has represented in the past. Ron has represented clients who have received multi-million dollar recoveries in cases involving trucking accidents, drunk driving accidents, medical malpractice, and class action cases. He has gotten successful results for clients who took defective drugs, were injured on the job, or were attacked by an aggressive dog. Among the more rewarding cases that Ron has worked on were a trucking accident in which Ron helped obtain over $10,000,000 for the victims’ family, a $3,000,000 recovery in a medical malpractice action, and a $3,050,000 class action suit recovery for the residents of a community affected by the emissions of a nearby factory. He has helped obtain more than $40 Million in total recoveries for his clients.
Ron graduated near the top of his class at the University of South Carolina School of Law. In law school, Ron received numerous honors, including being named to the editorial board of the South Carolina Law Review. After law school, Ron practiced law with Lourie & Safran, Bowers Orr LLP, and Nexsen Pruet LLC, before founding Proffitt & Cox, LLP in 2009. Ron spent a portion of his early career representing Fortune 500 companies and other large businesses, but he started his own firm so that he could focus on his passion for representing people who have been injured by the careless actions of others.
Ron is active professionally in organizations dedicated to improving the practice of law. Ron is a Barrister in the John Belton O’Neal Inn of Court, an active member of the Richland County Bar, and a past Chairman of the Practice and Procedure Committee of the South Carolina Bar.
Ron and his wife raised two boys, and the family spent many years actively involved in baseball, soccer, and lacrosse, with Ron often volunteering to coach. These days the family enjoys travel, boating, and music festivals. Ron and his family are members of Northeast Presbyterian Church and reside in Northeast Columbia.