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Meyers Nave Principal Deborah Fox Honored with 2007 Top Women Litigators Award

Meyers Nave announces that Principal Deborah J. Fox has been named one of “California’s 2007 Top Women Litigators” by the Daily Journal, the state’s premier legal publication.

The honor is bestowed upon the state’s most prominent women litigators for their career achievements and contributions to the profession. Deborah Fox is one of California’s foremost experts on First Amendment issues affecting the public sector. Fox’s 24-year career in First Amendment law together with constitutional and complex land use litigation, and her extensive trial experience earned her this honor.

“Deborah is known to city councils, city managers and city attorneys throughout the state for her expertise in adult use and First Amendment legal issues, as well as for her ability to successfully balance land use regulation constraints and constitutional protections. I am extremely pleased that the Daily Journal has recognized Deborah’s achievements in this unique and complex area of law,” states Jayne Williams, Managing Principal of Meyers Nave.

Deborah brings an additional value to her clients by not only successfully defending cities in such matters, but also achieving awards in attorneys’ fees for her municipal clients. In a climate of dwindling budgets and limited funding for public agencies, Deborah’s expertise is vital to California cities’ successful defense against illegitimate claims.

Deborah is a principal in Meyers Nave’s Los Angeles office. Deborah’s practice area includes trial and appellate work in both state and federal courts and frequently involves claims for violation of substantive and procedural due process, equal protection, the First Amendment and civil rights, inverse condemnation and takings claims. She has lectured and written extensively on the First Amendment including publications in Urban Lawyer. She is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell for reaching the height of professional excellence and recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. Additionally, she is listed in Martindale-Hubbell’s 2004, 2005 and 2006 Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

Deborah is a member of the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the League of California Cities Adult Use Task Force where she participated in the preparation of the League’s Model Ordinance. She serves as a settlement officer for the North Central District Division of the Los Angeles Superior Court and is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of California, United States Supreme Court, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and several U.S. District Courts.

Deborah received her J.D. from the University of San Diego, School of Law in 1983 and her B.A. in Political Science and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Michigan in 1980.

About Meyers Nave

Meyers Nave is a full-service law firm recognized for its work with all types of public entities in California. Founded in 1986, the firm’s 90 attorneys provide a full scope of legal services to cities, counties, redevelopment agencies and special districts statewide. Meyers Nave is headquartered in Oakland with offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento and Santa Rosa. Meyers Nave’s areas of practice include labor/employment; eminent domain; city attorney/general counsel representations; land use; torts; redevelopment and housing; airport regulatory and public law; litigation; writs and appeals; public contracts and construction; environmental law; and public power and telecom.