Commissioner Hank Coxe
Appointed by Chief Justice
JUDICIARY, Administration; practice and procedure; assignment of county judges
Last Action: 12/8/2017 Withdrawn from further consideration
JUDICIARY, Funding; Clerks of the courts
Last Action: 2/2/2018 Unfavorable by Local Government, laid on Table; YEAS 1 NAYS 6
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, Prosecution for crime; offenses committed by children
Last Action: 1/26/2018 Withdrawn from further consideration
GENERAL PROVISIONS, SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS, technical revisions; Articles II and VI
Last Action: 11/27/2017 Referred to Ethics and Elections
SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS, Primary, general, and special elections; electors voting in partisan primary elections
Last Action: 1/16/2018 Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS, Right to counsel for children in dependency proceedings
Last Action: 1/25/2018 Unfavorable by Declaration of Rights, laid on Table; YEAS 2 NAYS 5
JUDICIARY, Eligibility; bar membership
Last Action: 1/19/2018 Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS, Primary, general, and special elections; electors voting in primary elections
Last Action: 2/1/2018 Unfavorable by General Provisions, laid on Table; YEAS 0 NAYS 7
LEGISLATURE, repeal legislative apportionment; standards for establishing congressional district boundaries; standards for establishing legislative district boundaries; SUFFRAGE AND ELECTIONS, create independent redistricting commission
Last Action: 12/7/2017 Withdrawn from further consideration
|Occupation:||Shareholder, Bedell, Dittmar, Devault, Pillans, & Coxe P.A.|
|City:||Jacksonville (Duval County)|
Commissioner Hank Coxe is a Jacksonville-based attorney who specializes in federal and state criminal matters. A former president of The Florida Bar and the Jacksonville Bar Association, he has also served on the Judicial Qualifications Commission, which is the constitutionally created board that receives and investigates allegations of judicial misconduct. He previously served on the Florida Supreme Court Innocence Commission and the Judicial Nominating Commissions for the Fourth Judicial Circuit as well as the First District Court of Appeal.
He has been recognized with the highest awards of the Criminal Law Section of The Florida Bar, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Florida Bar Foundation and Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. He is listed in Florida Super Lawyers (Top 10 and Top 100), Florida Trend magazine’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame and Best Lawyers in America.
Commissioner Coxe joined the Bedell Law Firm in 1996 where he is a shareholder. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of the South (Sewanee) and his law degree from Washington and Lee University. He is admitted to the bar in Florida; Virginia; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida.
Commissioner Coxe’s wife Mary is a graduate of Wellesley College and Duke University School of Law. Together they have three children: Katie (University of Pennsylvania, University of Florida College of Law); Matson (Vanderbilt University, University of North Carolina School of Law); and Anne English (Davidson College, Columbia University School of Law).