The Denton City Council has selected Holly Fox of Flower Mound as the city’s new municipal court judge.
“I am humbled and thrilled to join the City of Denton as the municipal judge,” said Fox. “It is an honor to be selected for this position, and I look forward to helping the Denton Municipal Court continue to be an innovative leader among courts in Texas with a continued dedication to administering justice in an efficient, equitable, and compassionate manner.”
The City of Denton asked Dallas-based executive recruitment firm Springstead Waters to conduct a search for candidates. After a total of 30 applicants responded, the list was narrowed to five finalists. The Council held interviews on Jan. 7.
Fox brings a wealth of experience in municipal and criminal law to the City of Denton.
Prior to joining the City, Fox concurrently served as a Denton County Magistrate, an Associate Judge and Magistrate for Lewisville for 14 years, the Lewisville Independent School District Teen Court Judge for more than a decade, the Presiding Judge for Ponder, and an Associate Judge and Magistrate for Highland Village, Little Elm, and Sherman. Furthermore, she served as an Associate Judge and Magistrate for the The Colony and Flower Mound.
She has also served as a Municipal Court Prosecutor in Bartonville, Corinth, Denton, Keller, Argyle and a few other municipalities in the surrounding counties.
Fox holds a diverse employment background in criminal justice, previously working as a Special Agent with the FBI in the New York field office, an Assistant Criminal District Attorney, and a criminal defense attorney.
Fox earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Texas Tech University. She also trained at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
“The City Council is excited to welcome Judge Fox to the City of Denton,” said Mayor Chris Watts. “Judge Fox has demonstrated throughout her career that she is dedicated to justice and has the experience to effectively lead the Denton Municipal Court.”
Fox will fill the vacancy left by longtime Municipal Judge Robin Ramsay, who stepped down last fall to take a position with Denton County.
The Council will formally consider an employment agreement at the City Council meeting on Feb. 5, with Fox starting her new role Feb. 11.