ABOUT

Established in 2011

I threw up a shingle in 2011 after interning at the Travis County Attorney's Office while awaiting my bar results. It was a great experience, but it also taught me that the harder and more noble fight was that of a criminal defense attorney. My Uncle Bruce who practices criminal defense in Travis County provided me with an office in his building and the rest is history.

about mykal j. fox criminal lawyer

Meet the Business Owner

I am a lawyer. But I am also a husband to my wife Katie Fox and a brother to my little sister Hilary Fox. I grew up in Houston, Texas where I attended high school at Lamar before attending University of Texas in Austin. After graduation I worked for my Uncle Bruce Fox in Austin as his paralegal. I used those couple of years for traveling and seeing music around the country. In 2008 I began law school back in Houston at South Texas College of Law. The day after the bar exam I moved back to Austin and now my wife and I live in South Austin with our chocolate lab Vayda.

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Credentials

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Certified

EXPERIENCE

  • Travis County Attorney’s Office-Criminal Division, Austin, Texas - Fall Internship, 2011
  • Hoover Slovacek L.L.P., Houston, Texas - Summer Clerkship, 2010
  • Office of the Texas Attorney General-Child Support Division, Austin, Texas - Summer Clerkship, 2010
  • First Court of Appeals of Texas, Houston, Texas - Summer Internship, 2009
  • Fourteenth Court of Appeals of Texas, Houston, Texas - Summer Internship, 2009
  • Bruce S. Fox, Attorney at Law, Austin, Texas - Paralegal/Legal Assistant, 2002-2008

EDUCATION

  • South Texas College of Law
  • Juris Doctor, May 2011 - graduated in the top 2%
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Psychology, June 2006
  • Minor: Government

HONORS

  • National Trial Lawyer's Top 40 under 40
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Dean’s Scholar
  • Dean’s Honor List
  • Order of the Lytae
  • Academic Merit Scholarship Recipient
  • Lylene Pilkenton Scholarship for Excellence in Academics and Leadership
  • John R. Ensle Scholarship for Excellence in Evidence
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, in Evidence, Federal and Texas Criminal Procedure, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Secured Transactions, Texas Trial & Appellate Procedure, and Family Law

PUBLICATIONS

  • South Texas Law Review, Member
  • Published Article, Present Danger: Preventing Wrongful Convictions by Resolving Critical Issues Within Texas’s Criminal Justice System

ACTIVITIES

  • National Securities Dispute Resolution Tournament, Advocate, Witness
  • South Texas Intramural Mediation Tournament, Advocate
  • National White Collar Crime Mock Trial Tournament, Witness & Semi-finalist
  • Leroy Jeffers Moot Court Tournament, 6th Best Oralist & 4th Best Brief
  • Dean Treece’s Summer Trial Academy & Tournament, Advocate & Semi-finalist
  • Langdell Scholar, Teaching Criminal Law
  • Academic Success Class, Teaching Criminal Law & Exam Skills
  • Jewish Law Student’s Association (JLSA), Membership Vice President
  • South Texas Texas Exes, Member
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Advocates, Member

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Annual Triple Play Softball Tournament supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters & AVDA
  • Annual Houston Food Bank Drive
  • Annual JLSA Comedy Hour Fundraiser benefiting the Houston Food Bank
  • MS150 bicycle ride raising money for Multiple Sclerosis research
  • Annual Austin Food Bank Drive
  • UT Expunction Project

ASSOCIATIONS

  • Member of the State Bar of Texas
  • Admitted to Federal Court in the Western District of Texas
  • Member of Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Association
  • Member of Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
  • Member of NORML
  • Texas Exes Lifetime Member
  • Member of Congregation Beth Israel