AMIRA FOX is the State Attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit of Florida covering Lee,Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. She graduated from American University in Washington D.C. in 1987 with degrees in International Studies and Economics and received her law degree from The George Washington University in 1990. Ms. Fox began her career as an Assistant State Attorney with the 20th Judicial Circuit in 1990. She worked in the misdemeanor, juvenile and felony divisions of the State Attorney’s Office before becoming head of the Hendry and Glades office in 1998. In 1999, she became the first female head of the Collier County office. She entered private practice in 2002, and formed her own practice in 2004, where she specialized in criminal defense and family law and was a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent-rated lawyer. She rejoined the State Attorney’s Office in 2012 as Chief of the Homicide and Economic Crime Units and in 2015 she became Chief Assistant State Attorney overseeing the day to day legal and administrative functions of the office, including the operation of grand juries throughout the circuit.
In November, 2018, Ms. Fox was elected State Attorney, becoming the third State Attorney, and the first female State Attorney, in the history of the Circuit. She has prosecuted hundreds of cases including numerous first degree murder death penalty cases. Ms. Fox was recently elected as the Treasurer of the Florida Prosecuting Attorney’s Association, has served as chair of the 20th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee and recently completed a four year term with the 20th Circuit’s Judicial Nominating Commission, having been appointed by Governor Rick Scott in 2014. She is the recipient of the GEM award for excellence in public service, a Leader in the Law award by the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, and the Woman Lawyer of the Year Award by the Collier County Women’s Bar Association.
Ms. Fox is a member of the Fort Myers Rotary Club, serves on the board of the Shelter for Abused Women and Children, the board of The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, is a member of the PACE Coordinating Council for Girls and has been a Captain and Event Lead for Relay for Life. Amira’s husband Mike served with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office for 30 years and they have four children.