Desiree O. Cox

Desiree O. Cox

Sole Practitioner
Location:
Santa Rosa, California
Phone:
707-595-0539
Fax:
707-861-9543
Email:
I am a 30 year trial attorney specializing in sexual harassment, wrongful termination, and sexual assault cases.  My background includes representing both plaintiffs and defendants in state and federal courts.  I am committed to obtaining monetary damages and personal vindication for victims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in the workplace and victims of childhood molestation, rape and other sexual assaults by family members, acquaintances, or strangers.  I pride myself on being a creative, understanding, and tireless advocate for my clients' civil rights.

Areas of Practice

  • 30% Sexual Harassment
  • 30% Wrongful Termination
  • 30% Sexual Assault

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1996
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1997

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. - 1984
    • Honors: Litigation Emphasis
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, California
    • B.A. cum laude - 1980
    • Major: English, Philosophy, Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Sonoma County Bar Association, 1994 - Present
  • Sonoma County Women In Law, 1994 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, Associate Counsel, 1985 - 1988
  • Fireman's Fund Insurance Company, Senior Trial Attorney, 1989 - 1993
  • Sole Proprietor Attorney, 1994 - 2002
  • Hinton, Cochran & Borba, LLP, Senior Associate, 2002 - 2006
  • Geary, Shea, O’Donnell, Grattan & Mitchell, LLP, Senior Associate, 2007 - 2011
  • Sole Proprietor Attorney, 2011-Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • Sonoma County Women Against Rape, Crisis Line Educator, 1996 - 2000
  • Sonoma County Women in Policing Task Force, 1998 - 2000

Languages

  • English