Discovery with LeeAnne Marshall Cox
LeeAnne Marshall Cox, aka EE, stays en pointe for ballet
Published in 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine
on November 8, 2018
Updated on October 3, 2019
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.