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Anita G. Fox

Shareholder / Lansing


  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1984)
  • Kalamazoo College (B.A. Spanish and Political Science; State of Michigan Secondary Teaching Certificate, 1981)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth, Ninth, Tenth, and District of Columbia Circuits
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska

For more than three decades, Anita G. Fox has managed complex litigation in federal and state courts in Michigan and nationwide, with cases spanning literally from coast-to-coast and in more than 20 states.

Anita is a recognized authority in insurance coverage. She has counseled and represented insurance carriers in a wide variety of coverage disputes, and has lectured for Mealy's Insurance in the U.S. and abroad, in addition to teaching Insurance Law at Michigan State University College of Law. Anita has also handled patent litigation and trademark and copyright disputes, and chairs the firms' Intellectual Property practice. In 2007, Anita was inducted into the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel, one of few women in the country to be offered membership in this highly selective organization. She has also served in a staff advisory role on several U.S. Presidential campaigns, and was appointed by Governor Jennifer Granholm to serve as a board member and legal counsel for a number of charitable foundations.

Anita oversaw the firm's Associates and Hiring Committees for several years, and is now Council to the Firm.

Other Professional Experience

  • Appointed Special Assistant Attorney General to represent Michigan Insurance Commission in suit brought by Attorney General (2010).
  • Legal Counsel, Michigan NGA 2007 (Appointed by the Governor, 2006-2010)
  • Vice President, The Children's Trust Fund (Appointed by the Governor, 2004-2009)
  • Legal Counsel, The Governor's Residence Foundation (Appointed by the Governor, 2003-present)
  • Debate Advance, Clinton/Gore Campaign (1992)
  • Director of Scheduling and Advance, Dukakis/Bentsen Campaign (Michigan, 1988)
  • National Advance Staff, Mondale/Ferraro Campaign (1984)

Teaching Experience

  • Adjunct Professor, Insurance Law, Michigan State University College of Law
  • Mealey's Emerging Insurance Battles Conference, San Diego, CA, December5-6, 1999, Coverage Issues Relating to Claims Against Additional Insured
  • Mealey's Emerging Insurance Battles Conference, London, England, June23-24, 1999, Construction Defects
  • Mealey's Emerging Insurance Battles Conference, Philadelphia, PA, March12, 1998, Construction Products Defects Claims, Alleged Failure of Construction Products When Incorporated Into Other Structures
Professional Associations
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Ingham County Bar Association
  • Outside Activities:
    • Fluent in Spanish
Honors & Distinctions
  • Achieved highest peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell (AV©)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America in Lansing for Commercial Litigation 2019; first listed in 2013
  • Selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a "Michigan Super Lawyer" in Business Litigation (2011-2018)
  • Elected to Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (2007-present)
  • Selected as a '2018 Leading Michigan Lawyer' by Leading Lawyers for Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law; first named in 2014
  • Inducted into the Michigan Lawyers Weekly Class of 2014 'Women in the Law'
  • Case Evaluator, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • Case Evaluator, Ingham County
  • State Court Administrative Office Certified Mediator, Genesee, Ingham, Jackson and Washtenaw Counties
Publications & Presentations
  • Co-Author, Drafting Commercial Lease Insurance Provisions, Michigan Real Property Review (Fall 2006)
  • Contributing Author, BP Air v. One Beacon: Are Majority, Dissent That Far Apart?, New York Law Journal, Vol. 236, No. 23 (August 3,2006)
  • Co-Author, High Court Takes a Narrow View of BFOQ Defense, 8 Legal Times 17 (July 15, 1985)
  • Note, Denial of Unemployment Benefits to Otherwise Eligible Women On the Basis of Pregnancy:Section 3304 (a)(12) of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, 82 Mich. L. Rev. 1925 (1984)
Testimonials & Client Matters

"I have been involved in several complex insurance coverage matters with Ms. Fox. She has shown extraordinary skill as a litigator and as a trial attorney. I recommend her without reservation." -Anonymously shared with Martindale-Hubbell

"I highly recommend this attorney as one of the brightest and most insightful counsel I have ever worked with." -Anonymously shared with Martindale-Hubbell

"I have known Anita for nearly 20 years and have the highest personal and professional regard for her." -Anonymously shared with Martindale-Hubbell