AREAS OF PRACTICE
30 years of litigation experience, primarily in federal district and circuit courts, including habeas claims, appeals in front of the Board of Immigration Appeals, and other appeals in immigration matters.
Mr. Cox taught English literature at the Guangdong Education College in Guangdong Province, China from 1990-1991. From 1991-1992, while working for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Thailand, Mr. Cox taught human rights principles to Cambodian refugees in border area refugee camps.
Mr. Cox was formerly a staff member of Amnesty International in New York City. He remains an active advocate with Amnesty International and is currently an advisor to Amnesty’s China Coordination Group.
Mr. Cox has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the City University of New York, teaching immigration law. His article on the international standard for consideration of refugee claims, “Well-Founded Fear of Being Persecuted”: The Sources and Application of a Criterion of Refugee Status, 10 Brooklyn J. Int’l Law 333 (1984), was cited by Justice Stevens in a pivotal United States Supreme Court case, INS v. Cardoza-Fonesca, 480 US 421, 440 (n. 24)(1987).
Mr. Cox undertakes many pro bono projects on behalf of Amnesty International USA, the Unitarian-Universalist Church, Friends First, Sojourners and many other NGOs. Mr. Cox’s practice represents a diverse population of asylum seekers and his commitment to helping them escape from persecution with their resettlement in the United States is recognized by immigration advocates and asylum-seekers across the United States.
LEADERSHIP, MEMBERSHIP & HONORS
– 1983, Chinese Complex & Amnesty International
Attorney Theodore Cox was a member of Consortium for Friendship of Chinese and American Society. Through this organization, he grew interest towards Chinese Relationship. After he graduated from college, he worked for New York Chinese Publication. As a member of Amnesty International, he began his journey in the Immigration Law.
– 1983, Stevic v. INS Case
Attorney Theodore Cox’s famous case was Stevic v. INS, which was a cornerstone in the future seeking asylum in the United States. On the basis of this case, he wrote an article for Brooklyn Law Weekly about how International Law applied to the asylum case. His article was used as a standard for political asylum in the U.S. Supreme Court. In addition, he had volunteered as a defense lawyer for three years at Bronx Legal Aid.
– 1993 , Establishing the Law Office of Theodore N. Cox
In 1993, Attorney Theodore Cox studied at Columbia University. Remarkably, he opened his Law Firm in Broadway. Due to the expansion and growth of his business, Mr. Cox chose to concentrate on his Law Firm business. Because of his interest in Chinese culture and language, Lawyer Theodore Cox has learned to speak Mandarin fluently.