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Jesse M. Nix

Criminal defense Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jesse

Learn Jesse’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    70%

    15 years, 2,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%

    15 years, 500 cases

  3. Education
    10%
    I represent educators and teachers alleged of misconduct before the Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission at the Utah State Board of Education.

Jesse began his legal career working for the Salt Lake District Attorney in 2008, but quickly learned that he’d rather defend someone who made a mistake rather than put an innocent person in jail. His interest in helping people at their worst moments comes from his belief that every person, regardless of their background or crime, deserves the best defense. He joined the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association (LDA) in 2012 where he excelled at achieving excellent results for his clients, despite at times having the highest caseload of any attorney. Recognizing his legal skills and ability to teach others, Jesse became LDA’s intern coordinator. He was responsible for training law students from the University of Utah and Brigham Young University on practicing criminal defense. Jesse’s passion for helping people at their worst moments persuaded Jesse to form Conyers & Nix.

Jesse was recognized for his legal expertise when he was nominated to become a Judge in the Salt Lake City Justice Court. After he was not selected by Mayor Jackie Biskupski, Utah Governor Gary Herbert appointed Jesse to serve on Utah's Third District Judicial Nominating Commission where he interviews lawyers applying to be trial judges.

Education

S.J. QUINNEY COLLEGE OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2010

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
B.S., Political Science, 2005

Bar Admissions

Utah State Courts
United States District Court, Utah

Activities & Affiliations

Third District Judicial Nominating Commission
Member

Plan-B Theatre Company
Immediate Past President

Utah Minority Bar Association
Former Board President

Utah State Bar Commission
Former Ex Officio Board Member

Committee on the Model Utah Criminal Jury Instructions
Former Member Secretary

Utah Pride Center
Former Board Member

S.J. Quinney College of Law Young Alumni Association
Former Board Member

David K. Watkiss-Sutherland II Inns of Court
Member

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Location

Conyers & Nix
405 South Main Street
Suite 930
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111

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Reviews

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Posted by Trish | April 8, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Defense Attorney
I called and screened 5 or 6 attorneys for my daughter’s case. I spoke right to Jesse. He was knowledgeable and realistic. He was straightforward on the options. The retainer was reasonable, and in hindsight he was worth every single penny and more! It’s a scary situation when choosing someone to speak for you in court, Jesse is the guy you want! He was able to secure a bond agreement in a NO bond situation. I was so impressed with his ability to connect with me and my daughter in a high stress situation.
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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2023
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Excellent lawyer, compassionate and emphatic
Jesse helped me get an expungement that seemed almost impossible. I spent a year of probation for a misdemeanor of domestic violence that the lawyer who represented me in court hurt me forcing me to plead guilty by saying that in a year everything would be erased from my background. That lawyer did not even present the evidence in my favor since I was innocent of the charges. Then I realized that the crimes of domestic violence cannot be erased. Jesse listened to my case and gave me peace of mind in the process. In the court hearing I didn't even have to tell the judge the reasons why I wanted it to be expungement. Jesse got it!Got what was almost impossible. I'm very grateful with him . I recommend totally this lawyer
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Posted by Darby | July 28, 2020
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Responsive, Supportive, Affordable.
Jesse Nix was able to complete my expungements. He was reliable, communicative, and fast. His services are affordable, especially with the payment plan options provided. The platform to communicate is user-friendly and easy. So glad I worked with him. Highly recommend him for legal services!
Posted by Trevor | March 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
Jesse Nix is an incredible defense attorney. He really knows what he wants and how to get it. It has been an absolute pleasure working with him and I could not be happier with the results. He is extremely smart and honest and does not waste any time. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice and I will use him any time I need an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2020
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School Teacher
On his professional website it reads; "Conyers and Nix treat every client with the respect, dignity, and compassion that they deserve. Our clients know that we're on their side." This literally was my experience with Jessie Nix in his legal representation for my defense. Nix's representation was life saving that destroyed all negative prosecuting hysteria. His work for my defense was worth every penny; bringing the peace back into my life that I well deserved! Nix is more than just a defense attorney earning a living, he stands for tender humanity!
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Posted by Randy | February 25, 2020
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Domestic services
I retained Jesse to assist with a domestic legal issue. He provided sound legal advise and expedient service which ultimately resolved my situation to my benefit.
Posted by Ryan | May 8, 2012
Highly Recommended Criminal Defense Attorney!!!
I was unfortunately charged with a ridiculous misdemeanor, and Jesse went above and beyond to make sure it was reduced. Jesse was able to reduce my charge to an infraction and get me a plea and abeyance. It will soon be completely removed from my record. I like doing business with people who under promise and over deliver, and that is exactly what he did. I can't thank him enough!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Conyers & Nix
  • 2018 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • Salt Lake Legal Defender Association
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Clayton Simms, LLC
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Intern
  • Salt Lake City Prosecutor's Office
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Salt Lake County District Attorney
  • 2008 - 2009
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Education

  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Utah
  • Political Science
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Utah v. R.R.
  • Court Probation
  • Utah v. A.F.
  • Dismissed
  • Salt Lake City v. Z.H.
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • Third District Judicial Nominating Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 2019 - Present
  • Utah State Bar
  • Ex-Officio Board Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Standing Committee on the Model Utah Criminal Jury Instructions
  • Member Secretary
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Plan-B Theatre Company
  • President, Board Member
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Utah Minority Bar Association
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Utah Pride Center
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2015
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law Young Alumni Association
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Recognition of Service
  • S.J. Quinney College of Law Pro Bono Initative
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (0)
Endorse Jesse
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jesse is smart. He is also creative and communicates well with law enforcement and judges alike. He has more experience than most attorneys practicing criminal law. More than that, Jesse has cajones. He works hard for clients and is bold. I fully recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jesse is a creative, passionate, hard-working attorney. I have seen him in all kinds of criminal hearings and he is always prepared and advocating effectively for his clients. If someone close to me were charged with a crime, I would recommend Jesse without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jesse is an excellent attorney. He is passionate about what he does and is willing to get involved in "extra curricular" activities with the Utah Bar Association and with the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. I have seen him moderate "The Promise of Gideon", which was a forum where professors and legal scholars gathered to discuss how we can better serve the indigent community. Jesse also has a very warm and welcoming personality, making him easy to relate to. I would definitely trust him with my case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jesse. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jesse is a smart and passionate lawyer who seeks justice at every turn of a case. He is also very accessible to his clients in a friendly and thoughtful way. I would refer a friend or family member to Jesse without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jesse is passionate defense attorney who works hard for his clients. I do not hesitate in recommending Jesse."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recently had a family member approach me on behalf of a co-worker that had been charged with a crime. The implications of a conviction were severe: deportation was possible. Because I don't deal in Criminal Defense, I decided to provide a referral for the would-be client. I immediately thought of Jesse. Jesse immediately took control of the case, counseling the client, and eventually working out a plea agreement that avoided any longterm implications. I highly recommend Jesse for any and all criminal matters."
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Salt Lake City Criminal defense Lawyer Jesse M. Nix
Jesse M. Nix
Criminal defense Attorney
Salt Lake City, UT
Licensed for 13 years