Meet Columbia Injury Lawyer Ron Cox

Photo of Columbia injury attorney Ron CoxRon Cox is a Columbia trial lawyer who focuses on the handling of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including those related to defective products, trucking accidents, prescription drugs, medical malpractice, and automobile collisions. Ron also handles other complex litigation, including class action cases and business litigation.

Columbia injury attorney Ron Cox grew up in Aiken, South Carolina, and he brings small town values to his law practice. If he represents you, he will get to know you personally, give you advice that you can trust, treat you with respect, and keep you informed about the progress of your case. In short he will treat you the way he would want to be treated and will give your case his very best effort.

Experience Gaining Multi-million Dollar Recoveries

Ron’s best effort 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, medical malpractice, and class action settlements. He has gotten successful results for clients who took defective drugs, were injured on the job, or were in serious car accidents. He has successfully represented large and small businesses in a variety of business disputes. 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 $30 Million in total recoveries for his clients.

Get Help Now

Ron Cox understands how devastating motor vehicle accidents, negligent medical care, or the wrongful death of a family member can be. We understand that when an injury occurs, people are concerned about medical expenses, lost income, and compensation for their pain and suffering and what they should do to protect their interests. If you choose him as your advocate, Ron will answer your questions and put his experience to work immediately toward helping you obtain prompt and appropriate compensation. Ron Cox and the law firm of Proffitt & Cox, LLP strive to give all those suffering because of someone else’s negligence help when they need it most. Contact experienced South Carolina injury lawyers by calling (803) 834-7097 or toll free at (877) 276-0533 to learn how we can help.

More about Ron Cox’s Experience and Education

Columbia injury attorney Ron Cox 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, receiving the Order of the Coif, and being named to the distinguished Order of Wig and Robe. After law school, Ron started his career practicing in the law firm of State Senator Isadore Lourie. Ron then practiced as a partner in the boutique litigation firm Bower Orr L.L.P. He most recently served as special counsel in the Columbia office of Nexsen Pruet LLC. Ron spent much of his early career representing Fortune 500 companies and other large businesses, but he found that he got more satisfaction out of helping individuals and consumers who have suffered serious injury or have been taken advantage of by big corporations. Ron and his good friend David Proffitt founded Proffitt & Cox, LLP in 2009 so that they could bring cases that they believe in and help people most in need of trusted legal counsel.

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 have two boys who are active in baseball, soccer, and lacrosse. Ron spends much of his spare time coaching his boys and enjoying watching them compete. When not discussing legal strategies, he loves to talk about his favorite teams the University of South Carolina Gamecocks, the Atlanta Braves, and the Dallas Cowboys. Ron and his family are members of Northeast Presbyterian Church and reside in Northeast Columbia.

Areas of Practice

Litigation Percentage

  • 99 Percent of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. District Court of South Carolina, 1997
  • South Carolina, 1996 


University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina

J.D. cum laude, 1996
Honors: Order of the Coif, Order of the Wig & Robe
Law Review: South Carolina Law Review, 1994-1996

University of South Carolina, Aiken, South Carolina
B.S. magna cum laude, 1993
Honors: Outstanding Student of Finance, President’s Honor Roll
Major: Business Administration

Published Works

  • Purchase Money Mortgage Held Superior to Liens for Pastdue Assessment, South Carolina Law Review, Volume 47 No. 1, 1995

Classes and Seminars

  • 2007 Tort Law Update, South Carolina Bar, 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar, 1996-Present
  • Richland County Bar, 1996-Present
  • John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court

Past Employment Positions

  • Nexsen Pruett, LLC, Special Counsel, 2008-2009
  • Bowers Orr L.L.P., Partner, 1999-2008
  • Lourie & Safran, Associate, 1996-1999