Wright Lindsey Jennings (WLJ) is pleased to announce the addition of two associate attorneys to the firm: Laura Cox and Alexander Jones. Both are based in the firm’s Little Rock office and are members of WLJ’s trial team.
Cox is engaged in an active litigation and appellate practice. She has represented clients in state and federal appeals across the country, including before the Eighth Circuit and United States Supreme Court. Prior to joining the firm, Cox was an associate at Paul, Weiss in Washington, D.C., where her practice focused on antitrust defense, complex class actions and appellate work. Before her time in D.C., she was a federal law clerk for the Honorable Bobby E. Shepherd on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Cox earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she graduated cum laude. While in law school, she served on the Executive Board of the Harvard International Law Journal and on the Board of Directors of the Harvard Women’s Law Association. She also interned for the Honorable Indira Talwani on the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Tennessee.
A native of Hot Springs, Arkansas, Cox is pleased to return to her home state. She earned a B.A. in English from Ouachita Baptist University, where she graduated summa cum laude, and an M.A. in English from the University of Arkansas. Prior to law school, Cox taught English in Pristina, Kosovo and Stuttgart, Germany, and was a Professor of English Literature at Biola University in California. She received the Ouachita Alumni Milestone Award in 2019.
Alex Jones handles litigation matters ranging from insurance defense to products liability defense to commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, he was a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Sixth Judicial District of Arkansas. Jones’ practice involved daily courtroom experience prosecuting felonies and misdemeanors in the largest jurisdiction in the State of Arkansas. Before serving as a prosecutor, Jones was a federal law clerk for Judge Kristine G. Baker on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
Jones grew up in Little Rock and is a graduate of Little Rock Central High. He earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as Business Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law. During law school, he served as a judicial extern for Associate Justice Robert Brown of the Arkansas Supreme Court. Before law school, Jones earned his B.A. with distinction in Politics and French Language from Hendrix College. During college he also studied at the University of Savoy in Chambéry, France.
Recently, Jones was named to the inaugural class of the Arkansas Public Service Academy, a joint venture of the Arkansas Bar Association and the Clinton School of Public Service, intended to build leadership skills and promote community-mindedness among attorneys throughout the state.