Brothers James and Will Cox founded what is today the law firm of Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson L.L.C. in 1969, with a passionate sense of civic duty and a desire to champion client rights. The two lawyer brothers were active in the community from the beginning, marching for civil rights and fighting for unions.

Each of our >Lake Charles attorneys today continues this sense of community and continuity. We apply our combined 135 years of experience to achieve great success for our clients. We invite you to look deeper into each attorney’s bio below.

Tom Filo


Tom has successfully tried and settled hundreds of personal injury cases, including one of the largest punitive damage verdicts for an individual plaintiff in Louisiana. He has obtained numerous multimillion dollar recoveries for clients against oil companies, industrial plants, automobile manufacturers, and insurance companies. BIO

Michael Cox


Michael has successfully tried over one hundred cases in state and federal courts, including approximately 30 jury trials and the largest individual personal injury verdict reported in the state of Louisiana, over $26 million. BIO

Paul Cox


Paul handles all types of plaintiffs’ personal injury, maritime, and workers’ compensation cases. Paul has devoted his practice to helping families get their lives back on track by recovering the compensation they deserve. BIO

Kevin Camel


Kevin has obtained millions of dollars in damages for his clients injured in automobile, maritime, Jones Act, and on-the-job accidents. Kevin also handles commercial and construction litigation and oil field contamination cases. BIO

Richard Wilson


Richard handles maritime, personal injury, toxic tort, and workers’ compensation cases. BIO

Tina Wilson


Tina handles personal injury, workers’ compensation, and Social Security Disability claims. She currently serves as chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the SWLA Bar Association. BIO

Somer Brown


Somer, a Lake Charles native, graduated from McNeese State and earned her law degree at Baylor. She has practiced in the areas of oil and gas disputes, insurance, and employment law. Her focus here has been on employee rights and union issues, along with personal injury. BIO

James Cox

Of Counsel

Jimmy co-founded the firm in 1969. Throughout his career, he has settled hundreds of cases totaling millions of dollars in Jones Act, maritime, personal injury, and inadequate security litigation. From 1991 to 2000, he served in the Louisiana State Senate. BIO

William Cox


Along with his brother Jimmy, William Cox founded the Lake Charles firm of Cox & Cox in 1969.

A law firm rooted in plaintiffs’ rights: Cox, Cox, Filo, Camel & Wilson L.L.C. of Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Call us at 337-436-6611 or toll free at 800-836-3702.

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