Discovery with LeeAnne Marshall Cox

LeeAnne Marshall Cox, aka EE, stays en pointe for ballet

Published in 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine

By LeeAnne Marshall Cox on November 8, 2018


My nickname is … EE. Two syllables. It was determined at my birth to be easier for my then-2-year-old brother to pronounce.

If you were in my office, you’d … ask if a bomb recently exploded.

When I was a newbie lawyer I … considered shortening my name to Lee Marshall Cox to cause confusion for older male lawyers.

The lawyer I most admire is … Jef Feibelman, one of my partners at Burch, Porter & Johnson. He is the consummate lawyer, thinker, writer, adviser and leader.

The quality I most like in a lawyer is … integrity.

My career high point (so far) has been … completing a transformational development project—building a new headquarters building—for Ballet Memphis, a nonprofit that inspires me, in 2017.

If I weren’t a lawyer, I’d be … a foreign diplomat.

The SCOTUS justice I’d most like to meet is … Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The SCOTUS decision I’d most like to overturn is … Citizens United.

A different practice area that intrigues me is … international law.

On weekends I … enjoy a slower pace and country living at home in Lake Cormorant, Mississippi.

My most bizarre talent is … avoiding parking fees.

The talent I wish I had is … creative writing.

My favorite TED talk is … “A Letter to All Who Have Lost in This Era,” by Anand Giridharadas.

I get angry when … powerful people disrespect those with no power.

My favorite song lyric is … “Fly me to the moon/And let me play among the stars…” 

If I had a morning show, my co-host would be … Kate McKinnon.

The last TV show I binge-watched was … The Americans.

Nothing cheers me up like … a transporting performance. It almost doesn’t matter the art form, though I’m partial to dance. 

My favorite word is … grace.

My least favorite word is … loser.

My favorite news source is … The New York Times, until The Daily Memphian goes live.

Living or dead, I would most like to have a drink with … C.S. Lewis.

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