Ashley Wells Cox


Ashley Wells Cox

Ashley Wells Cox graduated magna cum laude from Duke University in 1997. She graduated with honors from Northwestern University School of Law in 2002 and was appointed to the Order of the Coif. Ms. Cox practiced two years as a Skadden Fellow attorney at Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc. She then spent from 2004 to 2006 at the State Attorney’s Office in Jacksonville, prosecuting both misdemeanor and felony cases and working on a grand jury investigation.

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow, The Florida Bar Leadership Academy, 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV
  • Barry Sinoff Award of Excellence in Family Law 2019

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association (2002-present)
  • Jacksonville Bar Association (2005-present)
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2006-present)
  • Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association
  • Jacksonville Chapter of Federal Bar Association (2006-present)
  • Guardian Ad Litem (2013-present)
  • Justice Teaching Volunteer (2014-present)
  • The Florida Supreme Court Criminal Law Jury Instruction Committee (2014-present)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (2006-present)
  • Chester Bedell Inn of Court, Barrister (2015-2019)
  • Jacksonville Bar Association Bench & Bar Professionalism Committee Chair (2016-2017)
  • Florida Family Law American Inn of Court – Barrister – 20018-202, Master 2023 to present

Past Employment Positions

  • State Attorney’s Office, Fourth Judicial Circuit, Florida, Assistant
    State Attorney (2004-2006)
  • Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Inc., Skadden Fellow Attorney (2002-2004)


  • Delta Gamma

Published Work