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Jay K. Nixon

Criminal defense Attorney at Janesville, WI

4.9   7 reviews

also known as NIXON LAW OFFICES, LAW OFFICES OF JAY NIXON

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  • Licensed for 44 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Jay

Learn Jay’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    99%
    I started my legal career in the Kenosha County DA's Office, where I handled many thousands of cases with 80 jury trials: ranging from speeding tickets to homicides. For the last 39 years, I've represented only criminal defendants.

    44 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    1%
    While I have extensive experience in bankruptcy, I am no longer accepting new cases in this specialty practice. However, I remain happy to assist people with referrals to other qualified attorneys in most areas of Wisconsin.

    44 years, 2,489 cases

EXPERIENCED ATTORNEY WITH THE BEST POSSIBLE LEGAL ADVICE IN A TIMELY MANNER. ATTORNEY NIXON HAS HANDLED THOUSANDS OF CRIMINAL AND TRAFFIC CASES FOR THE LAST 45 YEAR, SO WHICHEVER PROBLEM YOU HAVE, HE HAS PROBABLY SEEN IT BEFORE AND RESOLVED IT FAVORABLY FOR THE CLIENT.

Attorney Jay K. Nixon, the proprietor of Nixon Law Offices, was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar in 1980, and has practiced law at the same location in Racine, Wisconsin since 1984 (prior to which he spent four years as a Wisconsin State Prosecutor, most recently at the Kenosha County District office). Attorney Nixon's practice Attorney's emphasizes bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, criminal/traffic, real estate and estate planning. Attorney Nixon has handled over 3,000 bankruptcy matters, including five years as a chapter 7 panel trustees for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of WI. He currently serves on the board of directors for the following local nonprofit organizations: Fourth Fest of Greater Racine, Youth for Christ, Credit Bureau of Racine Foundation for Financial Education (CBR Foundation), and Racine Neighborhood Watch. He is a Parishioner at Racine Assembly of God, a member of Tripoli Shrine in Milwaukee, and a master Mason in Madison Lodge 5. Attorney Nixon has taken part in three missionary construction trips to Central America with his church, speaks fluent Spanish, and is currently studying Polish.

Location

NIXON LAW OFFICES
51 S. Jackson St
lower level
Janesville, WI, 53548
Kenosha Branch Office
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Michelle | June 9, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Jay Nixon
James thanks I called in regard to domestic issues consulted with him and he was very knowledgeable and helpful answering all my questions helped direct me to the right choices for my legal needs. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a very knowledgeable talented attorney. Michelle
Response from Jay Nixon June 10, 2018
Thank you for the kind review, Michelle, I sincerely hope that it helps and that things improve for you. Feel free to see more at www.jayknixonlaw.com. Thanks, Atty Jay Nixon
Posted by William Sweet | January 30, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great
He was timely and concise. Answerd every question promptly.
Response from Jay Nixon December 31, 2023
Thanks for the review, Mr. Sweet! Attorney Jay Nixon
Posted by Mrs. U. | September 20, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest, Helpful, Great Response Times
I had a consultation with Jay Nixon regarding my personal injury case, and subsequently also had him review my settlement documents before I signed. He always got back to me in record time, gave clear and excellent information that helped me determine what course I should follow (which turned out to be settling out of court), and because of his recommendations I was also able to get a bit more money in my settlement than I was initially offered. I appreciated his honesty in encouraging me that in my particular situation, I had a better chance of receiving compensation for my injuries by settling out of court rather than pursuing a lawsuit, but that he would assist me in whichever way I decided. He gave me the information I needed to make the right choice, and because of that and his other suggestions, I received a fair settlement. I would recommend him.
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Posted by Elena | January 20, 2015
Speeding ticket
Mr. Nixon helped me a lot. My case is complicated but he was able to manage it so I have minimal damage on my driving record and my finances as well. Also, he gave me a very valuable advise regarding another problem (small court lawsuit). Thanks a lot! I highly recommend Mr. Nixon for any type of legal work.
Posted by Gary | November 17, 2014
Used Mr. Nixon's firm for over twenty years. Best of the best bar none.
Mr. Nixon has always been extremely professional, comforting in very stressful situations. We have always received the best possible legal advice in a timely manner even when his schedule was full. In addition, his staff has always responded to us in a professional manner. His firm is an asset to the State of Wisconsin. We really like this attorney.
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Response from Jay Nixon October 7, 2023
Thank you, Gary, you are most kind! Sincerely, Attorney Nixon
Posted by Randy | February 7, 2011
Jay treats you like a peer
He didn't treat me like his time was worth more than mine and talked to me like a peer rather than a "less than informed" client. He was very understanding and at the same time forthright about those things that I would have to accept and grin and bear. He was open about fees and was informative about options.
Response from Jay Nixon June 22, 2024
Thanks again, Randy!
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2013
Long Time Customer
I have been using Jay as needed for more than 20 years. He's always been upfront on costs and expectations. He explains and does what he says he will do. I felt the need to post as the other negatives do not do him justice.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Kenosha County District Attorney's Office
  • 1981 - 1984

Education

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Associations

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Private Practice Atty.
  • 1980 - Present
  • WI State Bar Association
  • current member, former Secretary, Young Lawyer's Division
  • 1980 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AVVO Best Contributor Awards 2013-2015
  • AVVO
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (5)
Endorse Jay
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nixon consistently provides well-reasoned counsel in response to questions in this forum. He demonstrates in-depth knowledge on a variety of key legal issues, which is evident in his focused, cogent analysis. His legal writing is practical, as well. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Other
"Jay is an exceptional and highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse him without hesitation or reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Nixon is an intelligent and thorough legal practitioner. His work is outstanding."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer has a fantastic reputation and his experience speaks for itself. This lawyer will serve every client excellently and diligently."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Foreclosure Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Nixon consistently provides Avvo users with excellent, thoughtful advice. I endorse his professional services without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a passionate defender of the client."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Nixon is well respected in the Wisconsin legal community."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable and cares about his clients. He gets the job done."
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Nixon is very dedicated to applying the full benefits of the legal process to his clients. He also has and uses the high-level capability of making thorough written records of his communications while they are occurring in real time and follows up with a written report of the communication by e-mail. He is an outstanding lawyer with the added benefit of maintaining and conveying communication records in real-time for clarity of understanding. I highly recommend his services and refer clients to him in the Eastern District of Wisconsin."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jay is a great lawyer that is respected by both peers and clients. Jay has the experience necessary to correctly navigate a case for optimal results."
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