Meet Alexcia Cox

Palm Beach County native, Alexcia Cox, serves as Deputy Chief Assistant State Attorney in the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office and is a member of State Attorney Dave Aronberg’s Executive Leadership Team.

Alexcia’s esteemed legal career has spanned 18 years, during which time she has prosecuted hundreds of cases, including first-degree murders, domestic violence felonies, elder abuse, child abuse, and other violent crimes. As Deputy Chief, Alexcia supervises the Domestic Violence Unit, the North and South County Satellite Offices, and the County Court (misdemeanor) Division. She was instrumental in the creation of the office’s Conviction Review Unit and supervises this unit as well.

When the workday ends, Alexcia’s service to the community does not. She believes “mentors matter” and serves as a mentor for single mothers and other young women through programs such as Hearts for Moms and the Guardians of the Glades Women’s Leadership Program. Alexcia selflessly lends her time and talents in support of community groups, youth programs, and other organizations.

Alexcia is a past chair of the Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee and an active member of the Florida Bar Standing Committee on Professionalism. She served two terms as Board President of the YWCA of Palm Beach County. Alexcia currently serves as co-chair of the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Professionalism Committee, following a successful term as co-chair of the Criminal Law CLE Committee. She was recently appointed to serve as chair of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit’s Local Professionalism Panel by the Chief Judge of our circuit. Alexcia is an active member of several organizations including Leadership Florida, the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, the National District Attorneys Association, National Black Prosecutors Association, the National Bar Association, the F. Malcolm Cunningham, Sr. Bar Association, the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, the Craig S. Barnard Inn of Court, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and the Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Team of Palm Beach County.

Alexcia graduated with honors from both the University of Central Florida and Florida State University College of Law. While attending UCF, she was a member of the Burnett Honors College and the President’s Leadership Council. In 2002, Alexcia received the Order of Pegasus Award from the University President. The Order of Pegasus is the most prestigious and significant award a student can attain at the University of Central Florida and recognizes exemplary performance in the areas of academic achievement, outstanding university involvement, leadership, and community service.

Alexcia’s strong leadership and dedicated service to the community have been recognized by numerous organizations. In 2019, Alexcia received the distinguished Justice Barbara Pariente Award from the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers for her commitment to promoting women in the Palm Beach County legal community and was named ‘Trailblazer of the Year’ by Legacy South Florida Magazine. She was selected as a finalist to receive the Athena Leadership Award given by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, and in 2022, the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County recognized her as the recipient of its first Rising Star Award. Earlier this year, Alexcia was honored by the Palm Beach County Black Chamber of Commerce as a 2024 Ascension Award recipient.