Andrea Cox

Andrea Cox

Partner

Contact Info

Phone: (305) 428-4511
Fax: (305) 374-4744

Primary Office

Miami
701 Brickell Avenue
17th Floor
Miami, FL 33131

Andrea Cox

Partner

Andrea Cox represents companies in the medical device, pharmaceutical, and construction industries in civil litigation challenging the safety of their products and their fulfillment of their contractual obligations. Drawing on over 20 years of experience handling cases in the courtroom, in arbitration and on appeal, Andrea leads the Firm's Product Liability Practice as co-chair and helps clients with claims involving products liability, breach of warranty, violation of deceptive and unfair practice laws, and consumer claims. She is experienced in claims involving catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and class actions, and bet-the-business litigation.

The high stakes in these complex cases sensitizes Andrea to the need to balance her legal advice with the business goals of her clients. She also applies this insight to her representations of clients ranging from international Fortune 500 companies to small companies in general business litigation.

Experience

Product liability

Andrea’s experience with products liability cases ranges from claims involving the mechanics of medical devices and the side effects of medication to cases involving the manufacture and use of construction products.

Select representations include:

A medical device manufacturer in a failure to warn case involving a fractured surgical screw.
A pharmaceutical company in a claim involving the attempted suicide of a child.
A manufacturer of CPVC pipe in a matter involving product liability and negligent installation claims.
A Dutch distributor of raw chemicals in a successful dismissal for lack of personal jurisdiction.
A manufacturer of coronary stents in more than 40 strict liability and negligent failure to warn claims involving fatal heart attacks.
Wrongful death

Andrea defends both the makers and sellers of pharmaceuticals in claims involving the deaths of consumers. Her work on wrongful death matters also includes obtaining defense-favorable settlements in a case involving a man crushed by a window pane and handling a claim involving tire failure litigation.

Select representations include:

A retailer of over-the-counter cough syrup containing dextromethorphan in a wrongful death case involving a minor child. Obtained a defense verdict in the client’s favor.
A defendant in wrongful death actions alleging tainted ingredients were used in children’s fever medication. Successfully tried and defended the judgment on appeal.
A manufacturer of fentanyl patches in a wrongful death action resolved favorably for the defendant.
Breach of warranty and other contractual matters

Manufacturers of consumer products and small business are among the clients who rely on Andrea to help them navigate claims involving breach of warranty and other challenges to their business operations.

Select representations include:

 

A watch manufacturer in a putative class action regarding breach of warranty and consumer claims.
A local roofing contractor regarding claims for breach of warranty and violation of Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA).
A lighting fixture manufacturer in need of advice on Terms and Conditions of sale to a limited liability corporation.
Appellate

Andrea has extensive experience in civil appellate proceedings, including extraordinary writs and plenary appeals, in state and federal courts. She formerly served on the Appellate Board Certification Committee for the Florida Bar. Andrea’s appellate representation spans from a Fortune 500 company to individuals involved in business disputes. She has argued cases before the Florida Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, as well as District Courts of Appeal throughout Florida. 

Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

Rated PreeminentTM AV by Martindale-Hubbell

Memberships and Affiliations

Defense Research Institute 

National Association of Professional Women

Women's Fund of Miami-Dade

Florida Association of Women Lawyers

Florida Bar Appellate Practice Section

 

Education

J.D., University of Florida, College of Law, 1999

B.S., Florida State University, 1996, cum laude

 

Bar Admissions

Florida

Firm Involvement

Co-Chair, Product Liability Practice

Evaluation Committee

Minority Attorneys Resource Group

Andrea Cox represents companies in the medical device, pharmaceutical, and construction industries in civil litigation challenging the safety of their products and their fulfillment of their contractual obligations. Drawing on over 20 years of experience handling cases in the courtroom, in arbitration and on appeal, Andrea leads the Firm's Product Liability Practice as co-chair and helps clients with claims involving products liability, breach of warranty, violation of deceptive and unfair practice laws, and consumer claims. She is experienced in claims involving catastrophic injury, wrongful death, and class actions, and bet-the-business litigation.

The high stakes in these complex cases sensitizes Andrea to the need to balance her legal advice with the business goals of her clients. She also applies this insight to her representations of clients ranging from international Fortune 500 companies to small companies in general business litigation.