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Rock Hill SC 29730
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christi.cox@hamiltonmartens.com

A native of South Carolina with deep roots in Rock Hill, Christi proudly serves as the youngest founding member of the Firm.  She is a magna cum laude graduate of the Honors College at the University of South Carolina (B.A.) and cum laude honors graduate from the University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D.)  While in law school, Christi earned memberships to the Order of the Coif and the Wig and Robe Honor Societies for academically being within the top 5% of her graduating class.  Immediately after law school, Christi practiced with Kennedy Covington Lobdell & Hickman in Charlotte, N.C., where she advised and represented employers and businesses in complex employment and commercial law matters. Christi continues to focus her practice primarily in area of employment law, and for the past 11 years has helped employers understand and comply with a broad range of federal and state employment laws, including: Title VII, the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, trade secret laws, restrictive covenants, unemployment disputes, wage and hour laws and general workers’ compensation laws.  A seasoned trial attorney, Christi regularly advises and represents employers in employment-related litigation in both state and federal courts as well as in administrative matters before the EEOC, SCHAC and SCDEW. In addition to representing employers, Christi has expanded her practice to include representation of select individuals involved in complex business and insurance-related disputes. Christi is active in her community and devotes substantial time volunteering and providing pro bono legal services to various local organizations.

Professional Profile
  • Order of the Wig and Robe
  • Order of the Coif
  • York County Bar Association Treasurer
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • S.C. Employment Law Section Member
  • S.C. Women Lawyers Association Member
  • Judicial Qualifications Committee
  • American Bar Association
Community Involvement
  • Appointed by Governor Haley to serve on S.C. Board of Accountancy for 2013 – 2016 Term
  • Active (Lifelong) Member, Neely’s Creek A.R.P.
  • Volunteer, Family Promise of York County
  • Volunteer Presenter/Speaker on Employment Law Topics for S.C. Bar’s Public Service Division
  • Oakdale Elementary School Improvement Council
  • The Haven Homeless Men’s Shelter, Board Member/Secretary
Practice Areas
  • Employment Law and Litigation
  • Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Administrative Law
Education
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., cum laude 2002
  • Order of the Coif, Order of the Wig and Robe Honor Societies
  • University of South Carolina Honors College, B.A., magna cum laude 1996
Bar Admissions
  • South Carolina
  • United States Federal District Court, South Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
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