Our Firm

Fox Law was established more than 40 years ago by long-time lawyer and Peterborough resident, Bill Fox.

In 2014, Fox Law expanded its operations. It assumed the practice of retiring Peterborough lawyer John J. Crook and two new lawyers – Ross Pryde and Nicole Truman both joined the firm. In June 2015, Fox Law assumed the law practice of J. Michael (Mike) Longworth. Both Mr. Crook’s and Mr. Longworth’s law practices are carried on today under the Fox Law name.

Today, Fox law is a busy three lawyer law office. The firm’s clients benefit from access to a very knowledgeable and dedicated team of lawyers and staff who pride themselves on working collaboratively. Fox Law works diligently to tailor its approach to meet the individual needs of each and every client, and to do so in both a timely and a cost-effective manner.


Fox Law Entrance

The Historic J.J. Turner Building

Fox Law is located on the third floor (suite #303) of the historic J.J. Turner professional building at 140 King Street in downtown Peterborough.

J.J. Turner and Sons Limited began operations in 1870 and relocated to Peterborough in the mid-1880s. The building known today as the J.J. Turner Building, was built at the corner of George and King Streets around 1910.

At its peak, J.J. Turner and Sons Limited employed over 68 employees and was considered one of Peterborough’s top ten largest employers, as well as the largest maker of tents, sails and awnings in Canada. The company also manufactured window shades/blinds, folding chairs and stools and flags/banners.

The 20,000 square foot J.J. Turner Building housed electrical equipment on the first and second floors and contained a blacksmiths shop, carpentry shop and office space for the company’s travelling salesmen.

F50 2.030 Electric City Collection, Trent Valley Archives
F50 2.030 Electric City Collection, Trent Valley Archives F50 2.030 Electric City Collection, Trent Valley Archives Note * – This historical information was sourced from publications housed at the Peterborough Museum and Archives, including: The Peterborough Journal – Outstanding Moments & People, Elwood H. Jones, Published by Trent Valley Archives, 2013 @ page 64. Peterborough Land of Shining Waters, The Centennial Committee for the City & County of Peterborough, Published by the City & County of Peterborough, 2d ed, 1967 @ page 198. J.J. Turner & Sons Limited 1933 Catalogue.