Christopher K. Middleton, Esq. is a founding partner of Cox, Rodman & Middleton. Through over a decade of working in the legal field, he has garnished a strong reputation for professionalism, integrity, work ethic and legal skills. Middleton focuses primarily on trial litigation, community outreach, and policy work. He zealously advocates on behalf of his clients through motion practices, negotiations, and trial litigation. He is a proud member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Savannah Bar Association and the Port City Bar Association. Middleton has also been admitted to practice law in the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Georgia.
Middleton graduated from Berkeley High School in Moncks Corner, South Carolina. While in high school, he was a standout athlete in football and wrestling earning State Honors. He later attended Savannah State University where he graduated cum laude with dual degrees in Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations & Advertisement and English Literature. While attending Savannah State University, Middleton was elected as Chief Justice of the Student Government Association and received the Defensive Player of the Year Award. Middleton also received the President’s Second Mile Award which is the university’s highest award given to a graduating senior who exemplifies stellar and meritorious character and values in both leadership and community service.
After graduating from Savannah State University, Middleton began working as a Speech Writer and Assistant to former Mayor, the Honorable Floyd Adams, Jr. While serving in this capacity he learned a great deal about politics, networking, problem solving and people. Also, while working for Mayor Adams, Middleton learned about the philosophy of servant leadership as he addressed the concerns of citizens on a daily basis.
Mr. Middleton later attended Vermont Law School. While at law school Middleton was a member of various campus committees and was elected as Senator of the Student Bar Association. In addition, at graduation, he received the prestigious Alumni Contribution Award for his commitment to the institution, the students and the community. He later returned to Savannah, Georgia where he began his professional legal career as an assistant public defender for the Eastern Judicial Circuit. He quickly advanced to the following positions: Senior Trial Team Leader, Major Crimes Division Litigator, Division Chief and Deputy Chief Assistant. While working at the Public Defender’s Office,Middleton resolved over 1000 cases and conducted numerous Major Crime Jury Trials.
Activities and Outreach
Aside from courtroom litigation, Middleton has served on various community boards and is currently active with numerous organizations such as the Citizens Advisory Board for the Metropolitan Planning Commission; Chatham-Savannah Citizens Advocacy; The Savannah Chapter of the 100; Savannah Bar Association Executive Committee; The Port City Bar Association and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Middleton is committed to the principles of servant leadership and strengthening the community through advocacy and collaborative partnering. As a result of his dedication, he has been the recipient of various awards such as the prestigious Justice Benham Award from the State Bar of Georgia, the Robbie Robinson Award from the Savannah Bar Association, the Leader Award from Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and the Community Leader Award from Savannah Youth City, Inc. Middleton is a legal scholar that places strong emphasis on client-centered representation, professionalism and community outreach.