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John W. Cox Attorney at Law

Meet the Team


Growing up as the son of a Marine Corps Aviator and a public school teacher, John W. Cox saw firsthand how his parents dedicated their lives to helping others. From defending those who can't protect themselves, to teaching children for the betterment of themselves and society, he couldn't help but be affected by his parent's zeal to serve. Thanks to the support of his parents, John pursued a career defending others according to the letter of the law. He received his Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central University in 1997. John subsequently passed the bar exam in 1997 and opened his law practice in Hickory, NC. The next year, John moved the practice to Graham, where he married Shannon, and now have three children together.

John W. Cox has practiced law in Alamance County since 1998 and has built a reputation for being a lawyer that takes your case personally. He defends your rights with utmost integrity. John has represented thousands of clients on charges ranging from DUI/DWI and traffic law violations to juvenile law and criminal defenses including misdemeanors and felonies.



John is an active member of:

 Alamance County Bar Association

Laura Isley

Laura Isley joined John W. Cox, Attorney at Law PLLC in February, 2015. Our clients are often faced with a variety of emotional situations. Laura presents a calm, helpful and supportive demeanor as she handles their immediate needs, while patiently explaining procedures. While our clients experience open and frequent communication with Attorney John W. Cox, Laura is an additional liaison between clients and our law office. She is also relied upon by Attorney John W. Cox for drafting necessary documents, scheduling appointments, as well as keeping our office running smoothly.

Laura is a native of Alamance County, NC. She is a licensed North Carolina Notary Public. She enjoys trips to the beach and lake and spending time with friends and family when not at work.

Lisa Jorgensen

Lisa Jorgensen joined John W. Cox, Attorney at Law PLLC in January 2019. She enjoys greeting our clients both in person and on the telephone. Lisa’s organizational skills helps to maintain accuracy and efficiency processing client files. Working with Attorney John W. Cox allows her to be part of helping innocent people out of bad situations and meeting new and interesting people every day.

Lisa is a native of Arlington, VA. She moved to Alamance County in 2015, Lisa loves her life here. She enjoys new adventures and spending time with her family.

Arlind Kastrati

Arlind is a native of Alamance County. After graduating from Western Alamance High School Arlind attended North Carolina State University where he was a dual major in Business Administration and International Studies. Following his graduation at NC State Arlind attended Elon University School of Law where he earned his JD.

Arlind worked various internships during his legal studies including working with the Alamance County District Attorney's Office, the Prosecution Office of Kosovo, and with Attorney John Cox. Arlind is eager to bring his local and international experience here at John Cox Law.

During his spare time Arlind likes spending time with family and friends, watching sports, and playing basketball.

Lori Woodard

Lori Woodard, a graduate of the American Institute of Paralegal Studies, began her career in the legal field in 1990. She worked in family law and estate planning for 12 years before earning a master's degree in Professional Counseling and obtaining licensure as a clinical mental health counselor. Lori met John W. Cox while serving as a treatment provider on the Alamance County Drug Court team where John served as counsel. In September 2019, Lori's love of the law and her desire to help people in crisis led her back to employment with the John Cox team. She works diligently with firm administration and client services.

Lori is a native of Alamance County. She enjoys spending her leisure time with her granddaughters, cooking, reading, yoga, and gardening.

She currently has 9 cats; however, this number can fluctuate wildly depending on the weather, seasonal reproductive activities and the local dog population. She frequently denies being labeled as, "That crazy cat lady," or, alternatively, "The crazy cat lady." Inquiries in this regard should be lodged with neighbors in the Whitsett area.

My Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

You deserve a defense tailored to your specific case. I am an experienced advocate that will fight for you in the courtroom.

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Juvenile Law

A mistake shouldn't define a young person's life. I was one of four lawyers who created the juvenile specialty and wrote the first exam.

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Traffic Law

Don't just pay the fine and plead to the charge. I will personally represent you and work to get the best possible outcome.

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Keep the past where it belongs. The laws are complicated and always changing. I can help you get a better outcome so you can focus on your future.

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A misdemeanor doesn't have to tear down your future. I can represent you fairly to get a better outcome without the headache.

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A DWI can have devastating effects. I can help get your license back quickly so you can get back on your feet.

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Battling a felony charge? I can help you get out of jail, keep your job and carry on with your life.

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