Spotlight: Douglas A. Fox, Commissioner

Douglas A. Fox has served on the North Carolina Real Estate Commission since November 2018. He is a senior partner and attorney with Yow Fox & Mannen, LLP, in Wilmington, NC. Mr. Fox’s practice areas are business law, collections, and real estate, along with wills and estates. Mr. Fox’s law partner, Jerry A. Mannen, Jr., was on the North Carolina Real Estate Commission from 2006-2012.

Mr. Fox graduated from Guilford College with a Bachelor’s of Art in 1970 and received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1973 from the Cumberland School of Law of Sanford University. He was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar in 1974. He has also been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts, specifically the Eastern and Middle Districts, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Mr. Fox served as President of New Hanover County Bar Association from 1986-1987. He is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, and Delta Theta Phi, a legal fraternity.

Doug is married to Marcie Fox. They have been married for over 30 years.  He has two sons, David, who lives in Charleston, SC,  and Allan, who resides in Wilmington, NC. If Doug is not in the office or spending time with his family, you can find him on a golf course.