Deborah C. Nixon

Deborah Cooper Nixon is a 1989 graduate of The University of Michigan Law School, and a 1986 graduate of University of Pennsylvania, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in the Sociology of Law. Deborah is a tenacious litigator who will fight aggressively for clients in order to combat injustice, or identify weakness in infrastructure of institutions seeking her guidance.

Practice areas include, (but are not limited to):

  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Institutional Compliance
  • White Collar Defense
  • Criminal Defense

Prior to joining Fellheimer & Eichen LLP, Deborah was an integral part of Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, and worked there for two decades.  She has tried over 250 jury trials, and in excess of 1,000 bench trials to verdict in rape, homicide and major felony cases. These high-profile legal battles have earned her a winning reputation, and now Deborah is prepared to match your quest for justice, with her dedication. Her knowledge of the criminal justice system enables her to resolve matters for her clients before they go to litigation.


The University of Michigan Law School (J.D. 1989)
University of Pennsylvania (B.A. in Sociology of Law)
  • Pennsylvania