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Chris Cox. Prosecutor. Public Servant.

To understand Chris Cox, reach back to his youth. As a teenager, Chris earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Achieving scouting’s highest honor – which only an elite 2% accomplish – was a defining experience in Chris’s life. It instilled in him a commitment to citizenship and service, and he abides by its sage motto – be prepared. Magna cum laude graduate of Jesuit High School and a proud graduate of LSU and Tulane Law School, Chris Cox’s success is rooted in disciplined preparation and a penchant for precision. 

Chris clerked for a federal judge before becoming an Assistant District Attorney. As a prosecutor, he convicted the most heinous of criminals and stopped them from continuing their rage of murders, robberies and rapes. As an Assistant United States Attorney, he removed dangerous drugs and guns from our streets and was part of a select team that helped protect our community from violent criminals.


In 2010, Chris utilized his skills in both law and finance to serve as Chief Operating Officer for Jefferson Parish. For over three years, he led 35 departments, 3,000 employees, a $420 million budget, and advised on a committee to modernize the laws of the parish. Continuing his public service, Chris returned to his legal roots in 2014 as the Executive Assistant District Attorney to Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick. In that role, Chris represented the Jefferson Parish DA at the Louisiana District Attorneys Association and helped develop policy for our state’s top prosecutors.


Chris Cox is well-prepared for the bench. He is a principled attorney who will preserve the rule of law. He’s a scout with a thirst for the truth and a moral craving for justice, for what’s right. Chris Cox will be a disciplined jurist who thrives on legal precision. Jefferson Parish will be safer and stronger with him as Judge.  


  • Tulane Law School - Juris Doctor (1999)

  • Louisiana State University - Bachelor of Science in Accounting (1993)

  • Jesuit High School - Magna Cum Laude (1989)


  • Executive Assistant District Attorney - Jefferson Parish (2014 - 2020)

  • Associate Professor - Tulane Law School’s Trial Advocacy Program (2014 - present)

  • Chief Operating Officer - Jefferson Parish (2010 - 2014)

  • Assistant United States Attorney - Eastern District of Louisiana (2005 - 2010)

  • Assistant District Attorney - Jefferson Parish (2000 - 2004)

  • Judicial Law Clerk - United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (1999 - 2000)

  • Tax Analyst - Arthur Andersen LLP (1994 - 1996)



  • Jesuit High School Alumni Association (President 2007 - 2008)

  • St. Thomas More Catholic Lawyers Association (2016 - present)

  • Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants (1996 - present)

  • Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Epsilon Kappa Chapter (Treasurer 1992, President 1993)

  • Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society (1993)

  • Order of Omega National Greek Honor Society (1992)

  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America (1986)

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