Brendon Fox, 33, Phelps County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Rolla
Practice areas: Prosecution
Law school: University of Missouri
When Brendon Fox first came to our attention, he was merely an assistant prosecutor with an excellent win-loss record and a promising future. But in August, Fox won the Republican primary for the top prosecutor’s job. With no challenger in November, Fox will take office in January as Phelps County prosecuting attorney.
Fox has been with the prosecutor’s office since 2011. During that time, he’s tried more than 20 jury trials and more than 100 nonjury trials and hearings. He was instrumental in taking the office paperless two years ago and streamlining circuit procedures to reduce the time from charge to disposition.
Fox frequently updates local law enforcement agencies and members of the Phelps County bar on changes in the law and teaches criminal justice at Drury University. In addition, he serves as the city prosecutor for Rolla.
What is your greatest accomplishment to date?
On August, 5, 2014, I was elected the Phelps County prosecuting attorney and will take office next January. I am honored and humbled at the support and look forward to serving Phelps County for many years to come.
Who is your all-time favorite U.S. Supreme Court justice?
Sandra Day O’Connor. I’ve always enjoyed her wit and perspective.
What was your least-favorite class in law school?
Business Organizations. Sorry, Royce.
What do you do for fun?
I enjoy spending time with my family, baking pies and home-brewing beer.
What simple piece of advice do you have for young lawyers?
Hold yourself to the highest standard, do good work, and serve your community.