Education

  • J.D., Notre Dame Law School
  • M.Sc., London School of Economics and Political Science
  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis

Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee
  • Colorado

Selected Experience

  • Representation of owners, buyers, and sellers of commercial and residential real estate in contract and other property-related disputes
  • Representation of employers and employees in non-compete and trade secrets litigation
  • Representation of an independent sales organization in fraud and other business tort claims against former vendor
  • Defense of a publicly traded oil and gas company against antitrust claims, including price-fixing and bid rigging allegations
  • Defense of a plaintiff’s law firm against professional liability claim
  • Representation of a utility company in federal court against business tort claims
  • Representation of a federal inmate in Seventh Circuit appeal
  • Representation of a healthcare organization in internal investigation into alleged fraud and anti-kickback issues
  • Representation of a health system against claims by Federal Trade Commission relating to merger
  • Representation of an auto insurer in the defense of federal Multi-District Litigation proceeding by auto collision repair shops accusing eighty different auto insurers of conspiring to deflate repair costs

Honors & Awards

  • Colorado Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2019)
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2020)

Professional Activities

  • Nashville Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (Social Committee, 2019-2020)
  • Nashville Bar Foundation Leadership Forum (Class of 2020)
  • Young Leaders Council (Class 74)

Civic Activities

  • Girls on the Run, Middle Tennessee (Board Member, 2020-present)

Grace represents clients in complex litigation matters in state and federal courts. She has experience in a wide range of business and commercial disputes, including breach of contract claims, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, and other business tort claims, enforcement of non-competition agreements and theft of trade secrets claims, as well as shareholder and corporate governance disputes. She also has experience in internal and regulatory investigations, white-collar criminal defense, antitrust matters, professional malpractice defense, and insurance coverage matters. Grace’s experience prior to joining Sims|Funk included working in the Chicago office of the international law firm Winston & Strawn LLP.

Grace received her undergraduate degree with honors from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a captain of the women’s tennis team. She holds a Master of Science degree in Philosophy and Public Policy with Merit Honors from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Following completion of her Masters, Grace graduated cum laude from Notre Dame Law School, where she was president of the Moot Court Appellate Board. After graduating from law school, Grace completed a fellowship in the Federal Litigation Unit of the National Immigrant Justice Center.

Recent News

Fox Selected for NBA Leadership Forum

Grace Fox has been selected to participate in the Nashville Bar Association’s Leadership Forum, which “provides a select group . . . of attorneys . . . with a unique setting to develop leadership skills through monthly workshops and activities focusing on local legal and community issues.”

Fox Selected for Young Leaders Council

Grace Fox has been selected to participate in the Spring 2020 class for the Young Leaders Council. YLC trains professionals between the ages of 25-40 to serve on the boards of nonprofit organizations. The training is followed by a one-year internship with a community agency, serving as a non-voting member of a working board. Sam […]

Funk, Sims & Peal recognized as Best Lawyers

Sam Funk, Scott Sims and Rob Peal have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©.  Funk was recognized for his work in Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Securities and Trade Secrets Law.  Sims and Peal were recognized for their work in Commercial Litigation and Bet-the-Company Litigation.

Super Lawyers recognizes Sims|Funk attorneys as top-rated in Nashville

Mid-South Super Lawyers has recognized Scott Sims, Sam Funk and Rob Peal in its list of top lawyers for 2020. Additionally, Gil Schuette, Mark Donnell, Mark Lenihan and Grace Fox have been named “Rising Stars.” Super Lawyers is an exclusive list of top-rated attorneys who are selected after thorough evaluation of numerous criteria, including peer […]

Nashville Business Journal Recognizes Funk and Sims as 2020 Best of the Bar

Sam Funk and Scott Sims have been selected for inclusion in the Nashville Business Journal’s 2020 Best of the Bar in the areas of Litigation and Dispute Resolution. Once nominated to Best of the Bar, lawyers are voted on by their peers with weight given to votes received from outside their firm.