Defender of Distinction Award

Defender of Distinction Award – Mary Fox

Mary Fox is the District Defender for the St. Louis City Trial Office. She has served in that position since 2007. Mary was an assistant public defender in the Clayton and St. Louis City Trial offices from 1981 until 1987.

In the intervening twenty years Mary served as the Traffic Commissioner for St. Louis County and practiced family and juvenile law. Mary is a 1976 graduate of St. Louis University with a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Affairs and a 1980 graduate of St. Louis University School of Law.

Mary is a lifelong resident of University City where she and her husband Bob raised their four children, Rob, Tom, Kathleen, and Patrick.

“I work with a great office of great people who work so well as a team that this award, to me, is about what they have accomplished as a group of advocates who rally around our clients, regardless of the legal situation, judicial temperament, or personal barriers facing them.

I don’t deserve this award, but I have bad eyesight and gray hair and I don’t deserve those either.”