Cox & Associates
Attorneys at Law

A. Clay Cox

Attorney at Law

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A. Clay Cox

Clay and his wife Kathleen are the proud parents of two grown sons both practicing attorneys, Christopher and Patrick.  Admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1979, he is the managing partner of the firm practicing primarily in the areas of business organization law, including corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, estate planning and probate, employee benefits and tax law.  While serving as a bankruptcy trustee, Clay oversaw thousands of bankruptcy cases, both large and small.  After stepping down from his role as a US Bankruptcy Court Trustee after twenty-two years of service, Clay now offers his extensive of knowledge of both sides of the bankruptcy process to families and businesses struggling with financial difficulties. 

A resident of Bloomington-Normal for over 30 years, Clay has served the community as President of the McLean County Arts Council, Treasurer of the Bloomington/Normal YMCA, Secretary of the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, and volunteer for youth sports.


Education

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS LAW
Juris Doctor, 1979

UNIVERISTY OF MISSOURI
B.S. Business Administration, 1976

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT
Illinois, 1979


Author

• "Employee Benefits and Bankruptcy," Ch. 24, IICLE Employee Benefits Handbook, 1987 and 1994


Recognition

• Illinois Leading Lawyer, 2006 - Present
• AV Rating from Martindale-Hubell: The highest rating an attorney can receive


Memberships

  • Illinois Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • McLean County Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association 
  • Chairman, Council of Employee Benefits Section, 1987-1988