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Our Mission & Values

Our attorneys specialize in addressing the critical legal opportunities and challenges businesses, executives, and entrepreneurs face so our clients are protected and poised for ongoing success.

Character Matters® is our foundational maxim; our core values its roots.  We are committed to aggressively and creatively representing our clients, while staying true to our guiding principles.

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Our Team

When talent and character come together, great things happen. Our attorneys have well-rounded backgrounds and come from some of the top law schools in the country. More importantly, all Brown Fox attorneys and staff members must hold true to our core values of integrity, servant leadership, excellence, and impact. We approach every client, witness, and opposing counsel with respect, and every case with uncompromising focus, hard work, and integrity.

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Our Service in the Community

Brown Fox is committed to leveraging our legal skills and resources to serve our community. Our attorneys have volunteered time in West Dallas and South Dallas, trained lawyers and judges in Asia, Africa, and the U.S., currently serve on several charitable boards and fundraising committees, and provide pro bono representation and counseling to several local and international charities and ministries.

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News & Insights
Scott Self Again Named a D Magazine “Best Lawyer” in Dallas
June 24, 2020 by

Brown Fox is pleased to announce that litigation partner Scott Self has again been named a 2020 D Magazine “Best Lawyer” in Dallas. Mr. Self previously received this honor in 2018. Brown Fox Managing Partner Russ Brown shared, “Scott is…Read More

Joshua Smeltzer Admitted to Esteemed Texas Bar College
June 24, 2020 by

This month the Texas Bar College formally recognized Brown Fox tax partner Joshua Smeltzer as a member of its esteemed College. Managing Partner Russ Brown shared, “This honor is par for the course with Joshua. He is a diligent attorney…Read More

Workplace Discrimination Protections Extended to LGBTQ Workers: Five Action Items & Five Predictions for Employers
June 22, 2020 by

Last week the U.S. Supreme Court decided in the groundbreaking opinion, Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, that gay and transgender applicants and employees are protected from workplace discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Historically, Title…Read More

Joshua D. Smeltzer Quoted Again in Tax Notes Article Entitled “Texas Law Firm Seeks Rehearing of Identity Privilege Claim”
June 11, 2020 by

Joshua D. Smeltzer, tax partner at Brown Fox PLLC, was quoted in a recent Tax Notes article discussing a recent petition for rehearing by a Texas law firm where the court required the firm to turn over information on clients…Read More

IRS Gives Tax-Exempt Organizations Some Relief and Clarity Regarding Reporting Requirements
June 10, 2020 by

To avoid penalties, negative tax consequences, or loss of tax-exempt status, tax-exempt organizations must comply with a myriad of procedure and disclosure rules. The IRS issued final regulations in Tax Directive 9898 (effective May 28, 2020) disposing of and clarifying certain informational…Read More

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