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John Russell Nixon

Criminal defense Attorney at Murfreesboro, TN

4.7   12 reviews
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  • Licensed for 12 years
    State TN
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Murder, drug distribution and/or possession, assault, rape, kidnapping, extortion, RICO, federal, theft, burglary, DUI, and all other criminal charges.

  2. Litigation
    Employment law, Contract dispute, landlord/tenant, personal injury, and family law.

Our office offers the personal attention required to find the best resolution to your legal issues. Your case will be handled by an experienced and diligent attorney who honestly cares about you. Attorney Russell Nixon specializes in Criminal Law, but he also deals with personal injury and auto accidents, business matters, and wills & trusts.


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4.7 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by Chriteris Allen /Christa Cook | December 12, 2018
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Christa Cook /Chriteris Allen
Mr Nixon representated my son in one of the hardest cases ever it wasn’t a easy fight but he gave his 100% effort he listened and gave us his best interest at heart .. Although we didn’t start out on a easy tread but throughout a year of in/out court appearances we grew . As the Mother of his client I would highly recommend Mr Nixon for a criminal defense attorney once again.. Awesome Job Mr Nixon And Thank You For Everything On Behalf Of Myself And My Son
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Posted by Cathy | March 24, 2018
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Best settlement ever
Mr. Nixon was our attorney for two different issues. He was able to get a charge reduced and successfully guided us to a very good resolution of a suit filed against us. He was courteous, patient, professional, concerned and explained everything in such a clear way. We are very grateful for his representation and for his guidance in resolving all the issues we faced.
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Posted by Rodney | May 26, 2017
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In my opinion, Mr. Nixon is the best lawyer in Rutherford County. I was facing 2 felony charges that would have put me away for quite some time. But with the knowledge, confidence, and know how, Mr. Nixon had it brought down to 1 misdemeanor and one retirement. If you are looking for one of the best lawyers out there who will care about your case, I highly recommend him. Thank you again, Mr.Nixon.
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Posted by Jill | October 4, 2016
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I filed in civil court and figured I could do it myself. After a month or so I went to see Mr. Nixon. Previous experience made me very skeptical of lawyers. He spent a lot of time discussing what I wanted to do. A lawyer we used previously wasn't interested in our case cause it wasn't worth enough money for him. Mr Nixon charged a very fair price to take over. He worked with the other lawyer and kept me up to date. He returns emails and calls extremely fast. He ended up getting me more than I thought he would. Once again you won't regret hiring him and as long as I stay in this area I would never use anyone else.
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Posted by Mark | February 15, 2016
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Amazing Lawyer
Mr.Nixon was amazing from the start he met with me and my family. He always kept our best interest in everything he did for us. He was always there to answer all of my questions even if it was late. He exceeded far beyond my expectations for my case!! He was very attentive and never let me get over worried about my situation. He went into battle for me and conquered!!! I would never think about using anyone else ever again if any situation came to hand, I would go straight to him in confidence that the job would be done in my best interest. Please please just use him for your needs hes the man for the job 100%!!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2015
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Good Experience with Russell
Russell was great to work with during a tense time. Even though the case was not a major criminal offense, he did his best to ensure justice was served. Being from out of state I was very grateful to have found Russell Nixon to represent my case.
Posted by John | July 17, 2013
Bright Future
I had a contract with another company and they didn't pay like they said they would. We had done business together for years so I didn't want to sue them. Russell worked out the problem without filing a single page with the judge. I wasn't sure at first whether Mr. Nixon would be able to work things out because he's so young. I've had other lawyers in the past that immediately sued and dragged things out for years. Russell handled everything and got me my money in about a month. I was shocked that he worked so quickly. The relationship I had with the other business is fine and we're still on good terms. They say they respected the way Russell spoke to them and explained the options. He's now my business and personal lawyer. I'll never use anyone else.
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2013
Excellent Attorney
I was worried that I'd lose my job because of my arrest. After Russell spoke to the state's lawyer we were able to work everything out. Then he spoke with my employer and explained what happened. My employer later told me that they would have fired me based on the charges the court listed, but after speaking to Russell they decided not to. I would have lost my job, my house, and possibly custody of my children if Russell hadn't help me so much. I would recommend RUssell Nixon to anyone. He's great. He explains everything so simply that even i understood. lol. Hopefully i won't need him for anything in the future but if i do I know I can trust him to take care of everything.
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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2012
Thank You!!!!!
Russell did my divorce and he was great. He was very patient with me when I didn't know how I wanted things resolved. My husband was being a jerk and Russell stayed cool even when I was losing my cool. He always made me feel like eveything was going to be fine. Hire Mr. Nixon. He did a fantastic job and I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2012
Great lawyer
I was so worried about my criminal case, but Mr. Nixon help me to ease my mind. I went to two other lawyers before I found Mr Nixon and I won't ever use anybody else. He has a good way about him and I think that makes him better at dealing with other people, like the district attorney or other attorneys.
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2012
Excellent work!!!
I hired Mr. Nixon for a criminal case and he was wonderful. He kept me informed and took me through the process step by step. I would recommend Russell Nixon to anyone looking for a great lawyer at an affordable rate. I feel he charged a fair rate and worked for hard his attorney fee.
Posted by J. | November 14, 2013
Not a good experience: Caveat emptor.
After discussing a property boundary fence case with the attorney, I asked him to write a letter to a neighbor who failed to properly contain his livestock. Mr. Nixon chose to call the neighbor after I stated I only wanted him to write a letter for me. He then billed me for this time, along with 2 phone calls to a number that was not mine. (He said he wrote the number down wrong, even though he read it back to me correctly when he was given it.) When I finally was able to get in touch with him after 13 days, I requested a refund since I had seen no action on the case. When the invoice was received several days later, it was addressed to someone else. As the bill was for his call to the neighbor (which I had told him not to do as I wanted a letter written), and for the 2 calls to whom-ever, I cannot recommend this attorney. To avoid the same experience I suffered, I recommend you seek advice of another attorney.
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AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Clerk
  • Sobel, Poss and Moore, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2012


  • Nashville School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012


  • Rutherford Cannon County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • King and Ballow Entertainment Law
  • Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russ Nixon is a hard working, dedicated, passionate, committed, and most importantly, successful trial lawyer. He is an asset to the bench and the bar of Rutherford County. You will always be in good hands with this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked on a few cases with Mr. Nixon in criminal court. He has consistently represented his clients to the fullest extent. I certainly am happy to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russell is a professional, knowledgeable, and skilled attorney. I have referred many cases to him and will continue to do so knowing he will handle each case to the best of his considerable abilities."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Nixon knows criminal law. I, without reservation, would recommend him to my friends and family."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Russ is a very hardworking and professional attorney. He knows the law and uses it to his clients' advantage. I highly recommend Attorney Russ Nixon for all of your legal needs!"
Criminal defense
General practice
Murfreesboro Criminal defense Lawyer John Russell Nixon
John Russell Nixon
Criminal defense Attorney
Murfreesboro, TN
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation