I’m Jason Cox, and I’m running for Judge of Harris County Probate Court #3.
Probate courts play a profound role in our community, and if you find yourself in one you’re probably going through one of the most difficult and vulnerable times in your life – you may be there because a loved one has died, because someone in your life can no longer take care of themselves, or because someone you care about is suffering from mental health or substance abuse problems.
My background and professional experience makes me uniquely qualified for this bench. I'm a third-generation Houstonian who knows and cares about our community. I have over 14 years’ experience in the unique area of probate law and a long history of public service.
I received my undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and my law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. Since 2004, I’ve specialized in probate law and have represented clients ranging from large financial institutions to indigent individuals. I’m a frequent writer and speaker on this unique area of the law and am a member of numerous local probate-related organizations.
During my time as an undergraduate, I worked for the local newspaper and was an intern in the Texas Governor’s office in a department tasked with promoting Texas’ unique music scene. During law school, I was an Honor’s Law Clerk for the Texas Attorney General where I helped to defend Texas and its law enforcement officers against civil claims.
In addition to my law practice, I am also an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas helping to train the next generation of lawyers. Many of my students are the first in their families to attend college and have gone on to have successful legal careers of their own.
Apart from my professional life, I’ve been a long-time volunteer at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center which has shaped my views on the importance of public service. As a pediatric and adult cancer survivor I understand how important it for people to have support in their times of crisis. I’ve helped create programs for young adult cancer patients and have worked to make sure caregivers have resources available to them as well. I frequently speak about cancer survivorship with various groups ranging from high school students looking to find a career in the health care industry to doctors and hospital administrators seeking to improve care. I was recently awarded the Joseph T. Painter Award by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in recognition of exceptional contributions to patient support which was an honor and highlight of my time volunteering.
I ask for your support and am looking forward to bringing my talents to the bench and working hard for the citizens of Harris County.