Hill Country

Grant Fox

Grant Fox is a member of the law firm of the Fox Law Group, PA and Hill Country Strategies, LLC in Brandon, 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, 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.

Dr. Donald Wildmon of the American Family Association has said of Fox: "I have known Grant Fox for over a decade, and I have observed Grant's professional abilities and have an understanding of what type of character he has. He has stood up on issues that are of importance to us in the pro family movement. When someone is faced with an unpleasant situation and is in need of trial counsel, I would not hesitate to recommend Grant Fox based on his reputation for professionalism, integrity, and simply for the fact that I think he places principle above all other interests."

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. 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. Hill Country Strategies, LLC, is a consulting and governmental affairs company through which Fox provides executive counsel, consulting, media strategy, and governmental relations services to companies that operate in the State of Mississippi and throughout the South.

The name Hill Country Strategies is derived from the Hill Country of North Mississippi where Grant Fox has been involved in political campaigns for two decades. Fox says, "I have ridden in the pick up trucks, designed the media strategy, raised the money, and held the hands of various candidates for many years. North Mississippi plays a strategic role in the Mississippi political establishment. In order to have success in any state wide election, one must perform well in the Hill Country." Fox, during the 2007 election cycle worked primarily in several different campaigns of interest to political scientists in Mississippi. First, Grant served as an advisor to the Phil Bryant Campaign for Lieutenant Governor. He provided advice to media consultants Quinton Dickerson and Josh Gregory, he planned Bryant's first fund raiser in Tupelo and provided campaign advice throughout the republican primary against Senator Charlie Ross and later the general election against Representative Jamie Franks. Bryant was able to capture Franks' home of Lee County in the general election.

Grant Fox has quickly established himself in Mississippi's Capitol as someone who has deep ties to both political parties. This is evidenced by the fact that corporations such as Community Eldercare Services, AT&T Mississippi, and Atmos Energy have hired him for consulting and governmental affairs services. "My goal is to work with reputable corporate citizens, individuals and governmental entities in Mississippi and throughout the South as I attempt to explain the public policy concerns of these companies to various elected officials at the Capitol and in State and Federal Agencies. Relationship building is my greatest strength."

Sara and Grant Fox reside on a family farm just south of Brandon.