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Talmadge grew up in Sherman, Texas where he was a National Merit Scholar in 1991.  He then attended the University of Pennsylvania where earned a degree in Political Science.  Though he enjoyed his time at this prestigious Ivy League Institution(graduating in only 3 1/2 years), he longed for warmer climates and home.  Returning to Texas, he matriculated to The Baylor School of Law in Waco.  Just 27 months later, he had earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence.


With several options on the table, he chose to come home to Sherman to practice law.  After a short period with another firm, he ventured out on his own in October of 1999.  It was a scary time for sure.  In order to prove himself as a young lawyer on his own, Talmadge refused to shy away from advocacy in the courtroom.  It was here he found his true calling.  The words seemed to come easy and the successes mounted.  Now, over a 100 jury trials later, all representing individuals(not the government), the words still come easy and they are coupled with invaluable experience.  This potent combination has led doctors, lbusiness executives, lawyers, professional entertainers, and professional athletes to retain his services.


Today, the firm does business as Nix|Poet with office in Sherman and McKinney(since 2007).  Just like the early years, there is no shying aware from trials or vigorous advocacy of clients, regardless of the forum.  Aggressive, Responsible, and Caring Representation remains the motto.  The majority of his clients are Family or Criminal related.  However, Talmadge applies his unique skill set to select business and litigation clients.  Creativity, sound strategy, and cutting edge technology make Talmadge Nix and Nix|Poet the choice for your legal needs.






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Practice areas


  1. Family: 35%
    17 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 35%
    17 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
    17 years
  4. Litigation: 5%
    17 years



Hourly ($300/hour), contingent (33-45%), Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

9 total 

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  • Audrey Ann Kelly

    I endorse this lawyer. I unequivocally and wholeheartedly endorse Talmadge Nix for ANY criminal defense or family law case. He not only has a vast knowledge of the law, but he is highly effective in the courtroom and has the results to prove it. If you are in the need of having to hire an attorney, you would be lucky to have Talmadge Nix on your side.


    Audrey Kelly DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Scott Shannon Gray

    Talmadge is among the best legal minds in his region. The is a zealous advocate for his clients who brings intelligence and grace to the practice of law. If I was facing a legal conundrum in Collin or Grayson County, I'd hire Talmadge.


    Scott Gray Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info


112 N Travis St Ste 100
Sherman, TX, 75090-5921


105 S. Tennessee St.
Suite 105
McKinney, TX, 75069



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199908/17/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public Reprimand
    issued in TX, 2007


    Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

    Glenn’s comment: “Addressed by additional Law Office Management CLE in 2007. No subsequent issues. All issues related to management of staff and client interaction. No adverse impact on client or case outcome ever noted or determined.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Superb RatingAvvo2015
Order of BarristersBaylor School of Law1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/PresidentThe Nix Firm, PC1999 - Present
AttorneyCarter & Associates1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Grayson County Criminal Defense LawyersPast Vice President2000 - Present
Eastern District of Texas Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A1999 - Present
Grayson County Bar AssociationN/A1999 - Present
Order of BarristersMember1996 - Present
Grayson County Bar AssociationPresident2015 - 2016
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Custody Modiification/Protective OrderMother denied both requests. Father received additional summer visits.
Possession of Controlled Substance FelonyDismissal
Possession Controlled Substance Correctional FacilityDismissal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Time MagazineJudicial Vacancies Are Jamming Up The System2014
NewsweekWith Judicial Nominations Held Up, Justice Comes Slowly2014
Brennan Center for JusticeBrennan Center Report on Judicial Vacancies2014
Texas LawyerRace For The Top2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawN/ADoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)1997
University of PennsylvaniaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Grayson County Bar Association CLETampering with Evidence Issues2016
Judicial Planning ConferenceJudicial Vacancy Video Interview2015
Austin College Law SymposiumTrends in Federal Criminal Practice2015
Grayson County Bar AssociationPro Se Family Law Filings2014
On-Air Legal Commentary-MadRock 102.5Multiple Legal Issues2012