David H. Cox joined Jackson & Campbell in 1978 and was elected a Director in 1984. In his continuous years of service with the Firm, he has developed a reputation as an effective negotiator, advisor, and litigator, successfully resolving a myriad of issues arising out of a variety of corporate as well as commercial and residential Real Estate matters. A former president of the Firm, Mr. Cox currently serves as Chair of the Firm’s Real Estate Practice.

David has represented individuals, housing cooperatives and condominium associations on a wide range of community association issues. He has also represented title insurance companies, institutional lenders, partnerships and corporations with respect to curing title defects, defalcations, and various title insurance coverage issues including the unique D.C. law known as “TOPA”). David also regularly advises a range of clients (including banks and corporate fiduciaries) on the acquisition, financing, management and sale of shopping centers, office buildings, and multi-family housing projects.

David received his B.A. (with honors) from the Ohio State University and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. He is a member of the Land Title Associations of D.C., Maryland and Virginia. He served as president of the D.C. Land Title Association (2003-2005). He is a member of the ALTA Title Counsel Committee. He serves as a member of the D.C. Legislative Action Committee of the Community Associations Institute. He recently served six (6) years as a member of the elected Steering Committee of the Real Estate and Land Use Section of the D.C. Bar. David currently serves as the Firm’s representative to the Council for Court Excellence (CCE) and serves on the CCE Executive Committee. He is past president of the District of Columbia Jaycees, is past president of the Kiwanis Club of Washington, D.C., and currently serves as Vice President of the Kiwanis Foundation of Washington, D.C. He is an active member of the Barristers (serving on its Executive Committee) and the Lawyers Club. David is an avid golfer and serves as a marshal at major golf events in the D.C. area.


Best Lawyers in America©
Lawyer of the Year in the field of Real Estate-Litigation by (2015 & 2017)
Best Lawyer®, Real Estate  (2010-2018)

Super Lawyers Magazine
Super Lawyer®, Real Estate (2012-2018)

AV Preeminent® rating
Judicial AV Preeminent

Community Associations Institute
Washington Metropolitan Chapter, D.C. Public Advocate of the Year by the (2011)

Professional Associations

District of Columbia Jaycees
Past President

Kiwanis Club of Washington, D.C.
Past President

Kiwanis Foundation of Washington, D.C.
Vice President

Council for Court Excellence (CCE)
Executive Committee

Executive Committee

Lawyer’s Club

  • April 2018
    TOPA - Proposal to eliminate Bankruptcy and Court-Order Exemptions

    Earlier this month, Bill 22-0739 was introduced to the District of Columbia Council. The Bill is named the TOPA Bankruptcy Tenant Displacement Prevention Amendment Act of 2018. The Bill seeks to amend the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act to remove TOPA’s exemption of bankruptcy sales and to require owners of property acquired via court order to submit to TOPA... Read More >

  • March 2018
    DC Super-Priority Lien on a Condo Cannot Foreclose Subject to First Priority Mortgage

    Following from its decision in Chase Plaza Condominium Assoc. v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, 98 A.3d 166 (DC 2014), in which the DC Court of Appeals held that a DC condominium foreclosing on its statutory six-month super-priority lien could by law extinguish an otherwise first-priority mortgage when the proceeds of the sale were insufficient to satisfy that mortgage, the Court was... Read More >