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J. Bennett Fox Jr.

Partner

I advise clients in the areas of civil litigation, employment matters, media law and legal ethics.

Ben Fox advises clients in general civil litigation involving commercial disputes, employment issues, and personal injury and property damage claims. He also provides counsel to clients with employment matters. In his legal ethics practice, Ben represents and advises attorneys, law firms and businesses with disciplinary issues and investigations, in administrative proceedings, and with other ethics and professionalism issues. He also serves on the firm’s Ethics Committee. Ben advises media outlets in a variety of matters, including claims and lawsuits for defamation or invasion of privacy as well as getting access to courtrooms, public records and meetings of government bodies. Ben also represents and advises charter schools and other organizations that support and advocate for choice in public education.

Prior to entering the practice of law, Ben served as a Spanish interpreter in Memphis and taught English as a second language in Valparaiso, Chile. He also worked as an Auditor in FedEx’s Global Operations Audit Department, where he conducted management audits in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados, Scotland, the Philippines, Hong Kong and the United States.

Ben also speaks frequently on legal ethics and professional responsibility and has co-authored annual media law updates for the Media Law Resource Center.

Education

  • Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, J.D., 2005
  • Tulane University, B.S.M., 1997

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee Bar
  • Louisiana Bar

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Ben is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility and the Alliance of Public Charter School Attorneys (APCSA).

  • Media Libel Law, Media Law Resource Center, Tennessee Chapter Co-Author (2011 – present)
  • The Law of Lawyers’ Liability, American Bar Association, Tennessee Chapter Co-Author (2012)
  • Spoliation of Evidence: A Compendium of State and Federal Law, Defense Research Institute, Chapter Co-Author: Louisiana (2006)
  • Vessel Ownership and Terrorism: Requiring Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership Is Not The Answer, 4 Loy. Mar. L. J. 92 (2005)
  • Pelts & Skins, LLC v. Landreneau: The Louisiana Alligator Has Its Day In Court, 50 Loy. L. Rev. 1033 (2004)