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Bruce David Fox

Personal injury Attorney at Clinton, TN

4.8   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State TN
    Acquired 1976
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About Bruce

Learn Bruce’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident or mishap at one of east Tennessee’s energy plants or if your family is mourning a loved one’s catastrophic injuries or a case of wrongful death, the help you need is here.

  2. Car accident
    It is incredibly important to report all traffic collisions, even if they seem minor at the time. During an accident, our minds are flooded with adrenaline and flushed of rationality, meaning that we do not make good decisions in the heat of a crisis

  3. Workers compensation
    When you get injured on the job or fall seriously ill because of the work you do, you deserve to be treated fairly and to be adequately compensated for your damages. These damages include medical costs and wage replacement, which can be paid to you.

  4. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    Every year, extreme ill health and an inability to provide the required medical care lead thousands of people to admit their loved ones into nursing homes. While many nursing homes have excellent reputations and treat their residents with care.

  5. Brain injury
    Injuries to the brain are not visible but the impacts can be devastating. A serious enough impact or cut can cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI), which impacts each individual differently depending on the area of the brain injured.

  6. Slip and fall accident
    If you've been injured in a premises liability or incident where you fell and were injured due to someone else's negligence, call now.

Bruce Fox is a partner and co-founder of Fox & Farley.  His personal injury practice focuses on automobile accidents, workers’ compensation, products liability, hospital and nursing home injuries, and trucking litigation.  In addition, Bruce has significant multi-state lead counsel Class Action litigation experience against a variety of defendants.  Bruce is co-founder of the Energy Workers’ Legal Resource Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, a law firm dedicated to helping local energy workers sick with serious lung diseases, cancers and hearing loss as a result of their work for various Department of Energy contractors.

Bruce has practiced law for over forty years, and has tried over 125 state and federal jury trials to completion, and has tried over 400 nonjury cases as well.  Most of his clients are referrals from past clients and other attorneys, and many of Bruce’s clients have sought his counsel and representation on a repeated basis over the years and decades.

Bruce grew up in Clinton, Tennessee.  At home in the hills of rural East Tennessee, Bruce’s physical surroundings were humble, but he was rich in the love of his parents and family. From them, he learned the value of hard work, integrity, and fairness.

Bruce attended college and law school at the University of Tennessee. Upon graduation from the University Of Tennessee College Of Law, Bruce left to study in England, at Cambridge University.  Bruce completed an advanced law degree at Cambridge, and holds a LLB in International Law

He is a current Master of the Bench of the Hamilton Burnett American Inn of Court in Knoxville.  He is one of approximately 100 Tennessee lawyers selected for membership by the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). In 2011 he received the Paladin Award for East Tennessee from the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association. The award recognizes TTLA members who achieve outstanding results for a client despite great obstacles, and who work to protect the civil justice system.

Bruce serves on the Executive Committee and the Board of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association.  In 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 he was named to the Mid-South Super Lawyers.  In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Knoxville’s Cityview Magazine named Bruce one of the area’s best lawyers in the areas of workers’ compensation, hospital litigation, nursing home neglect, auto accident, class action, personal injury and wrongful death.

Bruce is a frequent speaker and lecturer to attorneys and judges at seminars and legal education forums throughout the Southeast and Midwest.  He has taught on topics ranging from underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage to Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Law to automobile and truck accident law.

In early 2008, Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen appointed Bruce to serve as a member of Tennessee’s Workers’ Compensation Advisory Council, and Governor Bill Haslem re-appointed him in 2011.  Bruce works in this capacity to shape legislative policy and law applicable to the rights of injured workers in Tennessee.

Bruce believes strongly in the rights of children, particularly injured or special needs children.  He works with the East Tennessee Chapter of the Autism Society of America in its efforts to raise funds and promote awareness of autism and autism related issues.  Bruce has contributed many hours towards the goal of increasing autism awareness through public and private fundraising to benefit the East Tennessee Chapter of the Autism Society of America.


Bruce is married to Mary Jane Fox and lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.  He has six grown children, seven grandchildren, and two more on the way.  Away from work, Bruce spends time with his family, enjoys traveling, and has traveled extensively throughout Europe. He is an avid snow skier, hunter, golfer, and dotes on his beloved Labrador retrievers, Ty and Woodrow, which he runs and handles in AKC Hunt Tests and Field Trials.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Workers Compensation
  • Products Liability
  • Nursing Home Neglect
  • Motorcycle Wrecks
  • Trucking Wrecks
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Class Actions


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Fox and Farley Attorneys at Law
310 N Main Street
Clinton, TN, 37716
Fox and Farley Attorneys at Law
800 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN, 37929
Bruce David Fox
1338 Parkway, Ste.3
Sevierville, TN, 37862
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Posted by Brittany | September 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Bruce Fox
Bruce and his team were amazing to work with. They were very professional and went above and beyond for me and my family. I would absolutely recommend them to any of my friends or family if they have legal needs in the future. Was very pleased working with them!
Posted by Dena | April 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Car accident victim
I thought Bruce really cared for me. It was very convenient working with him. He came to my house after the accident so I didn’t have to get out. I would definitely use him again
Posted by Beverly | February 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever
Mr Fox is not only a fantastic lawyer but genuinely cares about his client. He was excellent with my mom during her 2 yrs regaining her health after her auto accident. He also got her the best settlement possible and for that we will be forever grateful.
Posted by Robert | March 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Car accident, Personal injury
Bruce is a truly exceptional plaintiff's attorney with a vast knowledge of both the legal issues and the ability to argue them effectively. He will negotiate for his client if it seems prudent, but he's also tenacious in trying any case to its conclusion when the need arises. I would highly recommend him to represent anyone who has been injured or unjustly damaged by the actions of others.
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Posted by donna | April 5, 2017
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Represented my husband in a wreck involving a semi truck. Very helpful in what to expect and sympathetic to our fears and needs. Would definitely use him again.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • TN Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • Founder
  • Fox and Farley Attorneys at Law
  • 2003 - 2016
  • Partner
  • Ridenour, Ridenour & Fox
  • 1977 - 2002


  • University of Tennessee College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Cambridge University
  • Advanced Law Degree
  • N/A
  • University of Tennessee
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A


  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2017 - Present
  • Knoxville Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Foundation
  • Fellow of the Tennessee Bar Foundation
  • 2010 - Present
  • Tennessee Workers Compensation Advisory Council
  • Voting Member Employees
  • 2006 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Advocate
  • 1995 - Present
  • Hamilton Burnett American Inn of Court in Knoxville
  • Master of the Bench
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Paladin Award for East Tennessee
  • Tennessee Association for Justice
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
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  • Community Guide
  • City View Magazine
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Bruce
Car accident Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have the honor and privilege of knowing this extraordinary attorney through our mutual professional law firm development organization that we are both involved. I highly recommend and endorse this attorney as being one of the finest individuals and professionals that a client could ever have. Attorney Stephen Rue"
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Bruce Fox is a great person and lawyer! If he is your attorney, your case is in good hands."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have been in trial against Bruce on may occasions, and I have worked with him on highly complex matters. He has always exhibited the highest levels of skill and ethics."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Bruce Fox is one of the best trial lawyers in the state of Tennessee."
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Clinton Personal injury Lawyer Bruce David Fox
Bruce David Fox
Personal injury Attorney
Clinton, TN
Licensed for 48 years
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