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Meeting With Amira Fox

Thu, Jan 06

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Bonita Springs

Meeting With Amira Fox

AMIRA FOX is the State Attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida covering Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties.

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Time & Location

Jan 06, 2022, 5:30 PM

Bonita Springs, Worthington Way, Bonita Springs, FL 34135, USA

Bio

AMIRA FOX is the State Attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida covering

Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties. She graduated from American

University in Washington D.C. in 1987 with degrees in International Studies and

Economics and received her law degree from The George Washington University in

1990. Ms. Fox began her career as an Assistant State Attorney with the 20th Judicial

Circuit in 1990. She worked in the misdemeanor, juvenile and felony divisions of the

State Attorney!s Office before becoming head of the Hendry and Glades office in

1998. In 1999, she became the first female head of the Collier County office. She

entered private practice in 2002, and formed her own practice in 2004, where she

specialized in criminal defense and family law and was a Martindale-Hubbell AV

Preeminent-rated lawyer. She rejoined the State Attorney!s Office in 2012 as Chief of

the Homicide and Economic Crime Units and in 2015 she became Chief Assistant State

Attorney overseeing the day to day legal and administrative functions of the office,

including the operation of grand juries throughout the circuit.

In November 2018, Ms. Fox was elected State Attorney, becoming the third State

Attorney, and the first female State Attorney, in the history of the Circuit. She has

prosecuted hundreds of cases including numerous first-degree murder death penalty

cases. Ms. Fox serves as the Secretary of the Florida Prosecuting Attorney’s

Association. She also serves on the Statewide Council on Human Trafficking and the

Supreme Court of Florida Criminal Court Steering Committee. She is the recipient of

the GEM award for excellence in public service, a Leader in the Law award by the

Florida Association of Women Lawyers, the Commitment to Justice award from the

Fallen Officers Foundation and the Woman of the Year award from the Ladies Leading

Right.

Ms. Fox is a member of the Fort Myers Rotary Club, serves on the board of the Shelter

for Abused Women and Children, the board of The Foundation for Lee County Public

Schools, the board of the PACE Center for Girls and has been a Captain and Event

Lead for Relay for Life. Amira!s husband Mike served with the Collier County Sheriff!s

Office for 30 years and they have four children.

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