Today Florida Governor Rick Scott appointed Deputy Chief Assistant State Attorney Amira Fox to the Judicial Nominating Committee. The purpose of the JNC is to select and submit the names of qualified individuals to the Governor for appointment to the bench to fill vacancies within the Florida court system. The JNC investigates each applicant to confirm eligibility.
In her role with the State Attorney’s Office, Fox currently heads the Homicide Unit, Economic Crimes Unit, and Special Prosecutions which include public corruption and police shootings. She also assists with the day to day running of the office throughout the circuit.
Fox graduated from American University in Washington D.C. in 1987 with degrees in International Studies and Economics. She received her law degree from The George Washington University in 1990 and then began her career as an Assistant State Attorney with the 20th Judicial Circuit. She worked in the misdemeanor, juvenile and felony divisions of the State Attorney’s Office before becoming head of the LaBelle office in 1998. In 1999 she became the first female head of the Collier County office.
Amira joined the Wilbur Smith Law Firm in 2002 where she specialized in criminal defense. She formed her own practice with a partner in 2004, Fox & Ramunni, P.A., where she specialized in criminal defense and family law. Amira rejoined the State Attorney’s Office of the 20th Judicial Circuit in 2012.
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