About Roger P. Cox

Roger has over 40 years of experience in representing and counseling clients, including hundreds of individuals, as well as business entities, municipalities, and other political subdivisions. In his law practice, Roger has always maintained an active focus on serving individuals in divorce and child custody cases.

Roger’s legal experience spans a broad range of matters, including cases involving family law, civil litigation, breach of contact matters, municipal law, public utility law, commercial law, employment disputes, construction law, personal injury and products liability claims, defamation claims, property law, and patent litigation.

Roger has represented clients in litigation at both the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts, as well as before administrative agencies.

Roger has extensive experience in complex litigation matters, including lawsuits and administrative proceedings involving multi-million commercial disputes, public utility rate-setting matters, commercial utility rate overcharge claims, and construction law cases.

Roger served as private counsel to over 90 Nebraska municipalities with respect to natural gas rate-setting matters prior to 2007 when natural gas rates in Nebraska were regulated directly by municipalities. When natural gas utility regulation was subsequently centralized under the jurisdiction of the Nebraska Public Service Commission in 2007, Roger was appointed to the position of the Nebraska Public Advocate to represent the interests of natural gas customers in proceedings before the Public Service Commission and Nebraska courts. Roger served as the Nebraska Public Advocate through 2013, while also continuing with his private law practice.

Roger has also been involved in numerous matters in which he provided input to legislative bodies, agencies, and public officials concerning legislation and administrative rule making. He has also advised various corporations, limited liability companies, and associations concerning governance and procedural issues.


  • University of Colorado School of Law, Class of 1977, J.D., Order of the Coif Honorary
  • University of Nebraska, Class of 1974, B.A., Psychology and English

Legal Work Experience / Legal Community Service

  • Roger P. Cox, PC LLO, 2015 - Present
  • Harding & Shultz, P.C., L.L.O. (and predecessor firms), 1977 - 2015
  • Lincoln Bar Association, Past President 
  • Guest Lecturer at University of Nebraska Law School, 2008 - Present

Bar Admissions

  • 1977, Nebraska
  • Nebraska Supreme Court and all other Nebraska State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nebraska
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Various Special Admissions (pro hac vice) in Courts in States other than Nebraska

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