Cox & Associates
Attorneys at Law

Cox & Associates

 Attorneys & Counselors at Law


Cox & Associates

Your Bloomington, Illinois Law Firm

Originally established by Merrick Hayes in 1970, the firm previously known as Hayes, Hammer, Miles & Cox, now known as Cox & Associates, LLC is relied upon by individual and business clients alike.

Our business clientele ranges from sole proprietors to large corporations, who rely upon us to advise them on all aspects of their enterprise, from formation alternatives to negotiating contracts and employee issues to buying or selling a business. The longevity of our established business clientele reflects our clients’ satisfaction.

Many individual clients seek assistance in family law, such as divorce, orders of protection, unmarried parental disputes, adoption, estate planning and the probate process. The firm’s attorneys are also experienced in tax preparation and tax dispute resolution for both individuals and small businesses.

Both individuals and commercial clients benefit from our extensive experience in real estate law. First-time home buyers, as well as commercial developers and municipalities, benefit from our assistance in matters ranging from simple real estate transactions to land development and zoning matters.

In addition to providing experienced legal services in Central Illinois, all staff members are dedicated to active participation in community organizations and committees relating to his or her practice area.




202 N Center
Bloomington, IL 61701


(309) 828-7331


Areas of Practice

REal estate

Our firm will handle any kind of real estate transaction including residential, commercial, agricultural sales and auctions, and contracts for new construction.  In addition to handling the documentation and recording of your transaction, we will also help you answer any questions regarding refinancing, zoning and regulations.


The first goal of the attorneys at Cox & Associates is to resolve any conflict in the most amicable, efficient and expedient manner possible.  However, we are prepared to take all necessary means under the law to protect the interests of our clients.

Divorce and Family Law

Cox & Associates understands the difficult and emotional nature of divorce and family law litigation, which can be among the most challenging and impactful issues in life.  We therefore devote substantial resources exclusively focused on providing able and experienced representation in divorce matters and all aspects of family law.


Adoption can be a complex process, but Cox & Associates has the expertise to assist you from start to finish. Please contact us today, so that our firm can start working diligently on your behalf in the pursuit of your family dream.

EstaTe Planning

We know just how important it is for our clients to feel that their families and loved ones will be protected after they are gone.  For this reason, Cox & Associates features a concentrated practice in the areas of estate planning and asset protection. Please visit us for a consultation if you are concerned with end-of-life planning.

Estate administration

Cox & Associates is capable and experienced in the proper administration of estates both large and small.  When you consult with one of our attorneys regarding your estate, please bring a copy of the will in question as well as any insurance documents so that we can properly advise you, and guide you through the process of filing and pursuing estate documentation with the court.


The leading rule for the diligence.
— Abraham Lincoln


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