About Our Firm
“The best pieces of advice I ever got from him were to remember that the opposing lawyer in a lawsuit is your opponent, not your enemy, ‘so treat him with respect,’ and remember to be careful how you treat people on the way up because you never know when you might run into them on the way down. I’ve tried to follow both of those.”
– David Sullivan, speaking of his father, James Sullivan.
- Ernest J. Zwerner (1918-1980)
- Benjamin G. Cox (1915-1988)
- Gilbert W. Gambill, Jr. (1921-2001)
- James E. Sullivan (1919– 2018)
- Guille Cox, Jr. (1946 – 2019)
Core Principles of Practice passed down by Our Founders
The Firm Founders imbedded the ethos of Respect into every aspect of our legal practice. We respect our clients by offering skilled and experienced representation for every matter. We respect our adversaries by understanding the difference between an opponent and an enemy. We know for our business clients this is critically important because an opponent in one matter may become a partner for another.
For more than 100 years the Founders of Cox, Zwerner, Gambill & Sullivan, LLP, built long-lasting relationships with clients and community partners. The Firm is deeply rooted here in Terre Haute, and our Attorneys greatly value our loyal clientele throughout the region and plan to remain a steady hand guiding our clients and community into the future.
Part of what makes the Firm able to provide the steady and consistently excellent legal counsel on which our clients and community partners rely is the collaboration of our Attorneys with each other. With more than 180 years of combined legal experience, across diverse practice areas, our Attorney’s teamwork benefit our clients with wholistic representation. We work together to ensure that our clients receive the counsel they need, to resolve their legal issues as effectively and efficiently as possible.
1 Parking – The Firm provides complimentary, convenient parking for all of our clients in the parking lot at the corner of Wabash Avenue and Fifth Street in Terre Haute. Parking is for clients and staff only. In order to activate the parking gate, press the small black button located on the lower left-hand side of the gate box. Parking is for clients and staff only. All others will be towed at owner’s expense.