Betty Ruth Fox

Counsel

Betty Ruth Fox is Counsel with Watkins & Eager focusing in the areas of environmental law and bankruptcy. From 1993 to 2002, Betty Ruth was a Senior Attorney with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and worked in regulation and enforcement in every MDEQ Program Area, coordinating with appropriate federal, state and local agencies and/or governing authorities. Beginning in 2002, Betty Ruth worked as a Trial Attorney with the Department of Justice/U. S. Trustee Program in civil bankruptcy enforcement.

Contact Information:

Telephone number: 601.965.1881
Email: bfox@watkinseager.com
Practice Areas
Environmental
Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
Oil and Gas
Toxic Tort and Chemical and Environmental Exposure
Education

B.B.A., Millsaps College, 1980
J.D., Mississippi College School of Law, cum laude, 1988

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Honors

  • AV Preeminent┬« Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • American Jurisprudence Awards (Remedies, Uniform Commercial Code I, and Insurance)
  • Certificate of Commendation awarded by the U. S. Department of Justice in April 1999 for assistance in support of the activities of the Environment and Natural Resources Division
  • Listed in Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Environmental Law, 2013-2017
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America┬«, Environmental Law, 2013-2018
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers (2013 - 2017, Environmental)
  • Mississippi College Law Review, Executive Editor, 1988

Publications

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Air & Waste Management Association, Mississippi Chapter, Past Chair
  • American Bar Association
  • Chapel of the Cross,  Long Range Planning Chair
  • Credit Abuse Resistance Education Committee, Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference,  Chair
  • Stewpot Community Services, Volunteer
  • The Mississippi Bar, Business Law and SONREEL Sections
  • Uganda Mission, Volunteer