Betty Ruth Fox

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  • Counsel at Watkins & Eager (76 Attorneys)
  • The Emporium Building, 400 East Capitol Street, Jackson, MS 39201
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Betty Ruth’s practice focuses on 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 federal, state, and local agencies and governing authorities. Betty Ruth also worked as a Trial Attorney with the Department of Justice/U. S. Trustee Program in civil bankruptcy enforcement.

Honors & Recognitions

•AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
•American Jurisprudence awards - Remedies, Uniform Commercial Code I, and Insurance
•Recipient of Certificate of Commendation from the U.S. Department of Justice (April 1999) for assistance in support of the activities of the Environment and Natural Resources Division
Chambers USA-America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2013-17, Environmental Law)
The Best Lawyers in America, (2013-19, Environmental Law)
Mid-South Super Lawyers (2013-17, Environmental Law)
Mississippi College Law Review, Executive Editor

Articles & Publications

Bankruptcy Court Can 'Make It Rain' [Author: Betty Ruth Fox]
NewsReel, A Newsletter for the Mississippi Bar Section on Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law, Volume 13:1, 01.2013
Turning Trash Into Cash: Brownfield Redevelopment Makes 'Cents' [Author: Betty Ruth Fox]
ABA Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee Newsletter, Winter 2012
Bankruptcy: Behold or Beware? [Author: Betty Ruth Fox]
Litigation Section of The Mississippi Bar E-Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 1, 12.2010
• Westlaw's Encyclopedia of Mississippi Law, Chapter31 - Environmental Law, October 2016 Update (co-author)
• Amazing Potential for Redevelopment of Abandoned Contaminated Sites Mississippi Business Law Reporter, Volume 4:3, Fall 2013
• Interactions of the Caribbean Basin Initiative and U.S. Domestic Sugar Price Support: A Political Contradiction, Mississippi College Law Review, Fall 1988

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights
  • Chapter 11 Proceedings
  • Chapter 7, 12 and Chapter 13 Proceedings
  • Creditors' Rights
  • Environmental and Energy
  • Environment and Natural Resources Law
  • Oil & Gas
  • Litigation
  • Toxic Tort and Chemical and Environmental Exposure

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
601-965-1881  Phone
601-965-1901  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 650, Jackson, MS 39201
University Attended:
Millsaps College, B.B.A., 1980
Law School Attended:
Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1988
Year of First Admission:
1989, Mississippi

Community & Professional

•American Bar Association
•The Mississippi Bar (Business Law and SONREEL Sections)
•Mississippi Bankruptcy Conference, Director and Credit Abuse Resistance Education Committee, Chair
•Chapel of the Cross (Bread Baking Committee)
•Stewpot Community Services, Volunteer
•Uganda Mission, Volunteer

Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

4.7/5.0 (19 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Government Counsel on 03/12/13 in Environmental Administrative Law

    Has practiced in the bankruptcy and environmental areas for 20 years and does an excellent job.

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Member on 03/04/13 in Environmental Law

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Jackson, Mississippi