[UPDATE] 12-29 12:20PM --
Tallahassee—Attorney General-Elect Pam Bondi today announced that she
will appoint Tampa attorney Nicholas B. “Nick” Cox, 47, as Florida’s next
“Nick Cox is an accomplished courtroom lawyer with the ideal judgment,
temperament, and experience to lead the Office of Statewide Prosecution,”
Bondi said. "I have known Nick for nearly two decades, and I have
complete confidence in his work ethic and personal integrity. Under
Nick’s leadership, the Office of Statewide Prosecution will work in
partnership with our elected state attorneys to protect all Floridians.”
Cox’s distinguished legal career includes nine years as an Assistant State
Attorney in Hillsborough County and six years as an attorney in the Office
of the Attorney General. Cox has tried approximately 150 criminal jury
cases, including numerous homicides and capital cases, and has served as a
chief of felony and economic crimes units. Cox also has experience as a
commercial litigator in private practice and as a faculty member at the
Stetson University College of Law. Most recently, Cox has served since
2007 as the Department of Children and Families’ Regional Director for the
SunCoast Region, encompassing an area from Pasco County south to Collier
County. In that capacity, Cox has supervised over 1,700 employees and
managed operations with a budget of over $450 million.
Cox is a graduate of the University of South Florida and of Washburn
University School of Law. He has been married for 20 years to Tampa
attorney Karen Cox, and they have three children.
Under Florida law, the Attorney General appoints the Statewide Prosecutor
from among nominees forwarded by the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating
Commission. The Statewide Prosecutor serves for a term of four years that
runs concurrently with the term of the Attorney General. The Office of
Statewide Prosecution has jurisdiction over serious, multi-circuit crimes
enumerated in Florida law.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) --
Tampa attorney Nicholas Cox is being tabbed to become Florida's next statewide prosecutor.
The Cox appointment was announced Wednesday, Dec. 29 by Attorney General-elect Pam Bondi, who takes office next week.
Since 2007, Cox has served as director for the Department of
Children and Families' SunCoast Region where he supervised some
1,700 employees and an annual budget of more than $450 million.
The Office of Statewide Prosecution has jurisdiction over
multi-circuit crimes enumerated in Florida law. The statewide
prosecutor serves a four-year term concurrent with the term of the
Cox is a graduate of the University of South Florida and the
Washburn University School of Law.