Department of Social Services
For seventeen years Mr. Nixon has served on a court appointed list to represent parents in Department of Social Services Abuse and Neglect cases who often do not obtain the legal representation they deserve.
While he strongly supports the protection and safety of children, often parents are falsely accused of abuse and neglect by an inefficient and underfunded DSS system and poorly trained caseworkers who do not properly follow the law. He fights against DSS and caseworkers who often bully unknowing parents and threaten their way into homes without any lawful right. He has also represented victims of child sexual abuse against large academic institutions.
Mr. Nixon’s trial and negotiation skills forged as a prosecutor and defense attorney provide him a distinct advantage in DSS cases. Trial skills are essential in the litigation of claims and are critical in negotiating the optimum result for clients. Actual trial experience and jury trial is exceedingly rare in today’s attorneys; Mr. Nixon’s extensive trial experience guarantees the other side knows he comes prepared, and trial skills are essential for clients wanting results.