Judge Ronald D. Cox served the parishes of Lafayette, Vermilion, and Acadia as a 15th Judicial District
Court Judge from 1980 until his retirement in December of 2002. In 1997, Judges Cox and Phyllis M. Keaty formed
the 15th J.D.C.'s "Family Court." Judge Cox served on the Family Court until his retirement.
On January 1,2003, the family law firm of Cox Fitzgerald, LLC was formed. Cox Fitzgerald is now one
of the largest family law firm in the Acadiana area (15th Judicial District comprising Lafayette, Acadia and Vermilion
Parishes; the 16th Judicial District comprising St. Martin, Iberia and St. Mary Parishes and the 27th Judicial
District, comprising St. Landry Parish). The firm has five experienced attorneys practicing family law
, litigation, and mediation. In addition to Judge Cox's partner, Charles G. Fitzgerald, the firm has three associates
who handle strictly family law cases. Both Judge Cox and Mr. Fitzgerald are trained in mediation and collaborative law.
Together with its staff of paralegals and attorneys, the firm attempts to meet their clients' wide variety of needs in a professional,
Cox Fitzgerald is committed to the representation of our clients with legal integrity in a professional manner. The philosophy
of this firm is to insure that the best interest of the children is a priority in assessing matters concerning divorce, child custody
and related issues that will directly affect them. Our purpose is to be of service with a caring, understanding and concerned
attitude in order to help our clients through the legal crisis at hand.
The firm is located one block from the Lafayette Parish Courthouse at 113 West Convent Street, Lafayette, Louisiana
70501. For detailed directions please click here.