James D. Fox


850 Park Shore Drive
Trianon Centre, 3rd Floor
Naples, FL 34103
P 239.649.2705
F 239.261.3659
E jfox@ralaw.com

James D. Fox


Phone: (239) 649-2705
Fax: (239) 261-3659
Email: jfox@ralaw.com

Mr. Fox focuses his practice on matters involving litigation and governmental practice. He has represented individual, education, government and corporate clients, in cases involving land use, real estate contracts, personal injury, wrongful death, construction defects, contract disputes, merchandise fabrication and shipping disputes, unfair trade practices and constitutional rights.

Representative Matters

  • Resolved numerous construction defect claims on behalf of owners and builders
  • Prosecution and defense of numerous non-compete disputes for employers and employees
  • Prosecution and defense of shareholder and member disputes regarding LLCs
  • Prosecution and defense of real estate title claims involving easements, boundary encroachments, land-locking, and quiet title actions
  • Represented local governments members in the defense of numerous Section 1983 civil rights actions, including free speech, religious liberty, 4th Amendment Rights, and equal protection claims
  • Defense of Federal FMLA claims
  • Numerous commercial foreclosure defenses and prosecutions
  • Prosecution of numerous high-end commercial landlord tenant disputes


  • AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Selected as a "Florida Super Lawyers - Rising Star" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine (2009-2013)
  • City Councilman, Steubenville, OH (1998-2000)
  • Presidential Appointment to Department of Energy (1990-1991)
  • Adjunct Professor of Government, Franciscan University (Former)


  • 2003, J.D., Ave Maria School of Law
    • Ave Maria Law Review
  • 1987, M.A., Georgetown University
  • 1983, B.A., University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

Community Affiliations

  • St. John Neumann High School, Board of Advisors
  • Ave Maria School of Law, Board of Visitors
  • St. Agnes Church, Parish Council


  • "State Benefits Under the Pike Balancing Test of Dormant Commerce Clause: Putative or Actual," Ave Maria Law Review Vol. 1, Issue 1 (2003)


  • "Land Use and Environmental Dispute Resolution Act" - Florida Municipal Attorneys Association Conference (2008)
  • "Avoiding the Perils of Municipal Contracting: Ten Special Considerations" - Florida Municipal Attorneys Association Conference (2005)