Steven St. L. Cox


222 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44308
P 330.849.6714
F 330.376.4577
1375 East Ninth Street
One Cleveland Center, 10th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44114
P 216.623.0150
F 216.623.0134

Steven St. L. Cox


Phone: (330) 849-6714
Fax: (330) 376-4577

Mr. Cox focuses his practice on estate planning, family business succession planning, probate matters, estate and trust administration, charitable planning/nonprofit institutions, and business and tax matters. He represents individuals and business clients in a wide range of tax, estate, and succession planning matters.


  • Named the Litigation - Trusts & Estates "Lawyer of the Year" in Akron by The Best Lawyers in America® (2014 & 2016)
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America® for Trusts and Estates (2007-2016); Litigation - Trusts & Estates (2012-2016)
  • Recognized as an "Akron Top Lawyer" by Akron Life & Leisure Magazine (2010-2015)
  • Selected as an "Ohio Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyers magazine (2005 & 2006)
  • Leadership Akron, Class XVIII (2001-2002)


  • 1995, Master of Taxation, The University of Akron, College of Business Administration
  • 1994, J.D., The University of Akron School of Law
  • 1989, B.A., The Ohio State University, Economics

Professional Affiliations

  • Akron Bar Association, Board of Trustees (2006-2009)
    • Business and Corporate Law Committee, Past Chairman and current Member
    • Taxation Committee, Probate Law Section and Grievance Committee
  • Akron Tax and Estate Planning Council
  • American Bar Association
  • Cleveland Estate Planning Council
  • National Committee on Planned Giving
  • Northern Ohio Planned Giving Council
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • The University of Akron's Center for Gift and Estate Planning, Executive Committee

Community Affiliations

  • Akron Community Foundation
    • Vice-Chair, Board of Trustees
    • Executive Committee
  • Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, Chair - Board of Directors
  • Children's Family Care, Past President - Board of Trustees
  • Beacon Journal Charity Fund - Board of Directors
  • Cleveland Orchestra Planned Giving Advisor Club
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve, Past Member - Board of Directors
  • Greater Akron Musical Society (Akron Symphony), Past Member - Board of Directors
  • Leave A Legacy Summit/Portage/Medina, Cabinet Member


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