Fox & Robertson is a two-lawyer civil rights firm based in Denver, Colorado with a practice focused on impact disability rights litigation as well as individual advocacy and education.

F&R was founded in 1996 by Tim Fox and Amy Robertson as they escaped from their biglaw jobs, determined to devote their careers to civil rights and to wear suits to the office as rarely as possible (back when “suits” and “offices” were a thing). 

Now, 28 years later, the firm’s focus continues to be impact disability right cases, including cases on behalf of d/Deaf, hard of hearing, and blind prisoners against several states’ departments of correction, cases challenging inaccessible curb ramps in cities around the country, and a case challenging racial inequities in California’s Medicaid program. Tim also serves as the Court-appointed settlement monitor in a groundbreaking fair housing case involving the City of Los Angeles.  

In addition to litigation, F&R specializes in persuasive — pro bono (that is, free!) — advocacy letters urging compliance especially on a short timeline. We have been successful in convincing businesses, medical providers, and government agencies to provide effective communication to Deaf, hard of hearing, and blind clients, and providing disabled clients with other required accommodations.

From 1996 to 2013, F&R successfully litigated class action discrimination cases against major companies such as Kmart, Burger King, Taco Bell, and E*Trade as well as individual and organizational cases, all securing equal opportunity and greater access to the built environment for people with disabilities. From 2013 to 2021, Tim and Amy took a break to found and grow a civil rights nonprofit – then known as the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center – before handing the reins to an experienced nonprofit professional and returning to private practice. Among their other accomplishments at CREEC, Tim and his co-counsel brought a nationwide class action against ICE and DHS challenging conditions of confinement in immigration detention facilities, and Amy litigated the case that resulted in videophones being provided to Deaf prisoners in Colorado.