Betty Ruth Fox


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
Practice Areas
Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
Oil and Gas
Toxic Tort and Chemical and Environmental Exposure

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

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  • 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


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