Jessica Benson Cox



Jessica Cox defends pharmaceutical companies, device manufacturers and other industry leaders involved in product liability litigation.

Product & Malpractice Litigator

Jessica is experienced with overseeing discovery and medical/expert issues in complex product liability cases, and she has served as national and local counsel in matters involving local anesthetics, anti-psychotic medications, cosmetics, cardiovascular and orthopedic medical devices.

She has represented physician groups and hospitals in medical malpractice actions brought before the Indiana Department of Insurance, as well as in state and federal courts throughout Indiana.

Compliance Counselor

Jessica also counsels pharmaceutical companies regarding unique product liability considerations relevant to biologics and biosimilar products, and regarding compliance with state and federal restrictions on the marketing of pharmaceutical products. 

Personal Interests

A native of Indianapolis, Jessica is an active member of the community, and when she is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jake, and two little boys, Alex (5) and Adam (3).

Anatomy of Mass Tort Litigation
Anatomy of Mass Tort Litigation
How We Collaborate to Support Every Stage


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


Case Western Reserve University School of Law
J.D. cum laude, Law Review (articles editor) (2006)

Vanderbilt University
B.S. in Child Development and Psychology, magna cum laude (2003)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Tips for Learning the Learned Treatise Exception
    Co-author, Mass Torts Litigation Newsletter, American Bar Association, April 2018  
  • Liability Issues Surrounding Biosimilars
    Co-presenter, IU McKinney School of Law Annual Continuing Legal Education Program, September 2016
  • Biosimilars: What Are They and What Does the Future Hold?
    Current Issues in Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Biotech Litigation, American Bar Association, New York, October 2015

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association — Section of Litigation (Pharmaceutical Subcommittee, Medical Device Subcommittee, Biotech Subcommittee)
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Product Liability Law360 Editorial Advisory Board, 2020

Civic Activities

  • Women for Riley — 2019-present
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Indiana State Chapter — Board of Directors, 2012-present (Promise Gala Co-chair, 2014)
  • Vanderbilt University Alumni Association — Alumni Interviewer, 2006-present
  • Dress for Success Indianapolis — Steering Committee Annual Fundraiser, 2008-13
  • Women's Fund of Indiana — OPTIONS Class 8, 2008


  • Law360 — Rising Star, Product Liability, 2019
  • Indianapolis Business Journal  — Forty Under 40, 2018 
  • Indiana State Bar Association — Outstanding Young Lawyer, 2015
  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Rising Star, General Litigation, 2015, 2017-19; Personal Injury - Products: Defense, 2016
  • Indiana Lawyer — Up and Coming Lawyer Award, 2014
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2016
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