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Tim Fox

Attorney
Biography

Biography Overview

After serving 8 years as Montana’s elected Attorney General, General Fox joined Morgan & Morgan’s complex litigation unit to focus on supporting the Nation’s state, territorial, and District of Columbia attorneys general, tribal governments, and other government clients, on complicated litigation matters in areas of the law such as the tobacco master settlement agreement, product liability, consumer protection, environmental contamination, natural resource damage, data privacy/cyber security, consumer fraud, and pharmaceuticals, to name a few.

General Fox served 7 ½ years on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Attorneys General and was the Association’s President in 2020. He received the prestigious Kelley-Wyman Outstanding Attorney General Award from his attorney general colleagues in December 2020 in recognition for his contributions to the bi-partisan mission of the Association, and his advancement of the collaborative work of attorneys general.

During his tenure as Montana Attorney General, General Fox was instrumental in helping lead state and national investigations and litigation against tobacco companies, pharmaceutical companies including opioid manufacturers, pharmaceutical distributors, automobile manufacturers, medical device manufacturers, telecommunications companies, big tech companies, and other corporate giants who defrauded and harmed Americans. General Fox’s Office of Consumer Protection recovered record settlements for Montanans and helped to secure lasting prospective consent decree orders preventing large corporations from preying on Montanans in the future.

General Fox’s broad law practice over the past 34+ years includes consultation and litigation in areas of environmental, insurance defense, product liability, real estate, regulatory, banking and financial services, complex secured transactions, commercial, bankruptcy, construction, mining, oil and gas, and personal injury law.

General Fox is an adopted member of the Apsáalooke, or Crow, Tribe, and his Apsáalooke name is “Spiritual Runner.” He serves as the American Legion, Department of Montana, Judge Advocate, and volunteers with the U.S. Department of Defense program Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). General Fox is an active supporter of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics and was the first state attorney general to serve on the executive council of LETR International. General Fox and his wife Karen live in Montana City, Montana, and they have four children and seven grandchildren.



Practice Areas


Education

Education
  • MA, Public Administration, August 2018 – University of Montana, Missoula, MT Civility and Statesmanship in the Offices of State, Territorial and District of Columbia Attorneys General, unpublished MPA thesis, University of Montana, July 2018
  • JD, June 1987 – University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, MT
  • BA, Geology, June 1981 – University of Montana, Missoula, MT



Bar Admission

Bar Admission
  • State Bar of Montana
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Montana
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Montana
  • Montana Supreme Court; all Montana courts

Awards and Recognitions

Awards and Recognitions
  • Montana Attorney General, 2013-2021
  • President, National Association of Attorneys General, December 2019 to December 2020
  • Kelley-Wyman Most Outstanding Attorney General Award, National Association of Attorneys General, December 2020
  • Vice President, National Association of Attorneys General, December 2018 to December 2019
  • Executive Committee, National Association of Attorneys General, July 2013 to January 2021
  • Commissioner, Montana Board of Land Commissioners, January 2013 to January 2021
  • Member, Trustee Restoration Council, Montana Natural Resources Damage Program, January 2013 to January 2021 (recommends NRD damage expenditures)
  • Member, Montana Board of Examiners, January 2013 to January 2021 (state bonding)
  • State Judge Advocate, The American Legion, Department of Montana, October 2020 to present
  • Volunteer, U.S. Department of Defense, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, August 2018 to present
  • Board of Visitors, University of Montana School of Law, 2016 to present
  • Council of State Governments, Executive Committee, November 2018 to November 2019
  • International Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, Executive Council, November 2018 to November 2019
  • Board of Delegates, University of Montana Alumni Association, 2013 to 2016
  • State Bar of Montana, 1987 to present (Ethics Committee, Continuing Legal Education Committee)
  • Hunt-Kean Education Leadership Fellow, The Hunt Institute, 2019
  • U.S. Air Force Air War College, 66th National Security Forum, May 2019
  • Unsung Hero Award, Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, February 2019
  • John Louk Distinguished Service Award, America Legion Boys State, June 2018
  • Montana Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation, Award of Excellence, May 2017
  • Upper Missouri Water Association, Distinguished Service Award, 2015
  • Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility Outstanding Leadership Award, 2014, 2017
  • Volunteer Track & Field Coach, August 2008 to January 2013, Carroll College, Helena, MT
  • Nationally Certified Track & Field Official, 1995 to 2012 - USA Track & Field
  • State Bar of Montana, Distinguished Service Award, September 2012
  • Member, U.S. Human Rights Commission, Montana Human Rights Advisory Committee, 2010-2012
  • Montana State Banking Board, September 2001 to August 2003 (Appointed by Governor; Chairman 2003)
  • Montana Historical Society Board of Directors, July 2000 to September 2001 (Appointed by Governor)
  • Secret Security Clearance, 2013 to 2021 - U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Oil & Gas Law Short Course, 2009 - Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Houston, TX
  • Florence Crittenton Home Foundation Board of Directors (home for pregnant and parenting girls), June 2003 to December 2008
  • Cornerstone Christian Academy School Board, 1999 to 2004 (Chairman 2002-2003)
  • Carroll College Saints Athletic Association Board of Directors, 2002 to 2008
  • Montana Governor’s Prayer Breakfast Organizing Committee, 1997 to 2008
  • Helena Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, 2003 to 2008
  • Billings Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, 1992 to 1995
  • Concern, Inc. Board of Directors (low income housing non-profit), 1998 to 1990
  • Prairie Tower, Inc. Board of Directors, (elderly and disabled housing non-profit), 1988 to 1991
  • Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Certification, 1992 – U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Drilling Fluids Engineer, 1981 - Dresser Magcobar, Houston, TX
  • Erasmus Scholar, University of Montana School of Law, 1984-1987
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, Clayberg Inn, 1984-1987 (Magister, 1986-87; Province 13 Graduate of the Year, 1987)
  • American Jurisprudence High “A” Awards, Negotiations, Professional Responsibility, 1987
  • Virginia M. Fitz Memorial Scholarship, University of Montana School of Law, 1985

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