Deborah C. Nixon

Deborah is a former Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney who now represents private sector clients in commercial and business disputes and provides advice and counseling on civil rights, employment discrimination, sexual harassment and institutional compliance issues. In her over 20 years of experience as a prosecutor, she handled more than 250 jury trials and 1,000 bench trials. Deborah’s tenure at the DA’s office included time serving as a veteran litigator in the Economic and Cyber Crimes Unit (leading investigations involving corporate fraud and embezzlement) and working with community stakeholders on a Financial Crimes Task Force.

Deborah’s current practice also includes the defense of white-collar criminal matters.

Related Work Experience
  • Assistant District Attorney, Philadelphia District Attorney Office Divisions: Economic & Cyber Crimes Unit, Homicide, Major Trials Division, Family Violence & Sexual Assault, Juvenile Court Unit


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

Professional Affiliations and Activities:

Deborah organizes annual workshops and panel discussions to inform young people about their rights and responsibilities as citizens.

  • Securities litigation arising from dispute over parent corporation’s control of subsidiary.
  • Pennsylvania