Fox Law Group PA

Attorney Profiles

Grant M. Fox


Brandon, Mississippi

Tupelo, Mississippi

GRANT FOX is a member of the law firm of the FOX LAW GROUP, PA, in Brandon and Tupelo, Mississippi. He is licensed to practice law in the states of Mississippi, Arkansas and Tennessee. He focuses his civil practice in the areas of business litigation/torts, personal injury, social security claims, workers compensation, probate matters, employment law and insurance bad faith actions.He also represents companies in governmental affairs matters concerning policies with the state and federal government; his representative clients include Community Eldercare Services, AT&T Mississippi and Atmos Energy.

As part of his law practice, he serves as a hearing officer for the Mississippi Employee Appeals Board, which hears grievances and claims made by employees of the state of Mississippi.

Fox has recovered millions of dollars for his clients over the years in civil litigation. He owns a settlement that was widely reported as the largest wrongful death settlement in the history of both the state and federal courts in Mississippi.

In 2002, Fox represented a group of Republican voters in Mississippi's Congressional redistricting litigation. Fox served on a team of lawyers that tried both the action in Hinds County Chancery Court and the federal case before a three-judge panel sitting in the Southern District of Mississippi. Ultimately, the federal court struck down the state court plan as being "unconstitutional" and crafted its own districting plan. The United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case on December 10, 2002, and later affirmed the District Court's decision. Following the high court's decision, Fox said, "It was very important to North Mississippians that our region of the state have a Congressional district that took into account historical boundaries."

In addition to his private practice, from 1998 to 2000, Mr. Fox also served as Chief Municipal Court Judge for the City of Tupelo. In announcing Fox's appointment Mayor Glenn McCullough stated, "He has earned the respect of the citizens of Tupelo and Northeast Mississippi." During Fox's tenure as judge, he oversaw the Tupelo Municipal Court Improvement Plan, reducing a tremendous backlog of cases from 18 months to 60 days. Fine collections increased from less than $1 million a year to over $1.5 million in 2000.

A graduate of Millsaps College where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, Mr. Fox received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he served as President of the Law School Student Body.

Prior to entering private practice in Mississippi, Mr. Fox served as a Legislative Counsel to United States Senator Thad Cochran in Washington, D.C., as Associate Counsel to the Board of Veterans' Appeals in the United States Department of Veterans' Affairs, and as a Legal Assistant to the Veterans' Affairs Committee in the United States House of Representatives.

Following his service in Washington, Mr. Fox ran for the United States Congress at the age of 27. In a June 26, 1994 article, political columnist Bill Minor writing in the Clarion Ledger said Fox "stunned observers by beating out four other candidates in the GOP primary on June 7 to reach the runoff." He was eventually defeated in the Republican runoff by the current incumbent Congressman from Mississippi's First Congressional District. Since that time, Mr. Fox has served as a member of the Mississippi Republican Party's State Executive Committee and the Lee County Republican Executive Committee.

Fox was appointed in 2003 by Governor Haley Barbour to the Governor's Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee, which recommends attorneys for appointment as judges to the various courts throughout the state of Mississippi.

Mr. Fox periodically serves as an advisor to candidates for state, federal and judicial office. He has worked on numerous campaigns for both democrats and republicans. His involvement centers around advice to the candidate on every aspect of the campaign from fund-raising to media to the day to day operations of the campaign.

Mr. Fox is a native of Houston, Mississippi, and he and his wife, Sara, reside on a farm south of Brandon. The Foxes have one son, John.


Areas of Practice:
Business Litigation/Torts
Personal Injury
Social Security Claims
Workers Compensation
Probate Matters
Employment Law
Insurance Bad Faith Actions
 
Litigation Percentage:
80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
 
Bar Admissions:
Mississippi, 1991
Tennessee, 1993
Arkansas, 1992
U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 1992
U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 1992
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1992
 
Education:
University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
Juris Doctorate
Honors: President, Law School Student Body
Millsaps College
Bachelor of Arts

Representative Cases:
Clyde Anglin v. Gulf Guaranty Life Insurance Company, 2005-CA-02082-SCT (Supreme Court of Mississippi)
 
Past Employment Positions:
Private Practice, 1993 - Present

City of Tupelo, Chief Municipal Court Judge

United States Senator Thad Cochran, Washington, D.C., Legislative Counsel

United States Department of Veterans' Affairs, Associate Counsel, Board of Veterans' Appeals

United States House of Representatives, Legal Assistant, Veterans' Affairs Committee

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Brandon, MS 39042

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