Government Relations:

Advocating for legislation for your business or organization. Effectively communicating and educating on your behalf.

At Troutman & Napier we believe that you don’t have to be a giant corporation to make a difference in the legislature and we seek to assist businesses of all size and advocacy groups with achieving meaningful change and with mitigating regulatory and statutory obstacles. From what we have seen, most businesses to not realize that they can create new laws and regulations or amend or repeal existing laws and regulations that affect their day-to-day operations, cost of doing business, and ultimately their bottom line. At Troutman & Napier, Sam will be your voice in Frankfort and will fight tirelessly for your business or cause.

Sam brings over a decade of political and governmental experience to Troutman & Napier. Over the past several years Sam has used his vast experience and deep knowledge of the legislative process to successfully lobby for many different industries and interests. He enjoys seeing an idea or a solution to a problem become law. He is passionate about helping small businesses, non-profits, and interest groups navigate the complex legislative process and successfully helping business and advancing causes. He understands that business owners and advocates care deeply about the issues that affect them, he takes them seriously and champions them.

Sam Cox

Director of Government Relations

Sam Cox is a native of Lexington, KY and married his wife, Kelly in 2016. They now live in Henderson, KY and have two children. Before lobbying, Sam managed and advised on numerous local and statewide political campaigns, worked in various roles within the KY State Senate, served on Executive Committees, and worked behind the scenes helping to craft meaningful public policy. Sam enjoys college football, trout fishing in Wyoming, and all things politics and history.



Sam has advocated on behalf of businesses, non-profits, and advocacy groups by working on issues related to the following:


Business Services


Food & Beverage Producers

Hemp & cBD

Labeling Laws

Labor & Industry

Local Governments

Local Regulations

Permit Fees

Personal & Employment

Property Rights

Public Health

Public Safety

Sales & Use Tax

State Agencies


Animals, livestock, & poultry

Sam can also help construct a powerful grassroots campaign to help advance your cause and make your voice heard.

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Our Government Relations Services Include:

Bi-Partisan Legislative Lobbying

Local Government Lobbying

Bill Drafting & Tracking

Political Consulting

Issue Consulting

Policy Research & Development

Legislative Process Education

Vote Counting

Committee Preparation

What some of Sam's Clients have said

“We're very fortunate to have someone of Sam Cox's caliber representing us in the Kentucky legislature. Committed to excellence and professionalism, Sam has been effective in ensuring that our concerns and those of our partners were heard and communicated accurately in the Kentucky legislature. Most impressively, he was instrumental in securing the unlikely passage of a bill during a challenging and unpredictable session. We highly recommend Sam to any client seeking an unwavering commitment, unparalleled service and a strong voice in Frankfort.”
- National Non-Profit
“Working with Sam over the last 3 years has been amazing. His dedication to our complex industry has made him a valued member of our external Team. His tenacious spirit and thoughtful strategies have helped influence several laws and regulations that have not only helped businesses in the Commonwealth but also protected Kentucky consumers. We look forward to continuing our relationship with him and to the future success it will bring.”
- Local Agricultural Business
“Sam is an honest lobbyist with a drive to achieve meaningful change for his clients. The legislative and regulatory processes can be confusing for the layperson, and Sam possesses the knowledge to assist in demystifying the process. He is, without a doubt, an asset to our cause”.
- Grassroots Advocacy Group

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Troutman & Napier, PLLC Counselors at Law

Toll-free: 1-844-44-KyLaw

Fax: 859-253-0044

Our Address:

1910 Harrodsburg Rd, Ste 202
Lexington, KY 40503

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