ATTORNEY PROFILES

DAVID G. NIXON

Mr. Nixon has been an attorney for 33 years. He practices primarily in the areas of taxation, business entities, estate planning, bankruptcy and commercial litigation.  He is admitted to practice before all State Courts in Arkansas and Oklahoma, U. S. District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, U. S. Courts of Appeals for the Eighth and Tenth Circuits, U. S. Tax Court and U.S. Supreme Court

He holds an undergraduate degree in accounting, with honors, from the University of Kentucky.  He was president of Beta Alpha Psi Honorary Accounting fraternity.   In 1983, he received his Juris Doctorate degree, with honors, from Oklahoma City School of Law, having made the Dean’s list every semester.

Mr. Nixon served for 12 years as an Arkansas Commissioner with the National Uniform Laws Commission, served as a Special Justice for the Arkansas Supreme Court, and served for six years on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter.  He has been a Mediator with the Arkansas Farmer/Creditor Mediation Program since 1990.

He is a member of various professional committees, organization, and charities, including the Christian Legal Society and The Gideons International, serves on the Fayetteville National Cemetery Council and is a Trail Life USA Troop Leader with Mission Boulevard Baptist Church in Fayetteville, Arkansas.   Mr. Nixon is often called upon to speak on topics of business entities, business planning, taxation and estate planning.  

THERESA L. POCKRUS

Ms. Pockrus practices primarily in the areas of bankruptcy, family/domestic law, personal injury and real estate transactions.  She is admitted to practice before all State Courts of Arkansas, U. S. District Courts and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Theresa Pockrus, a native of Benton County, Arkansas, was admitted to the Arkansas Bar in 2001.  While she attended the University of Arkansas Law School, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Ms. Pockrus served on the Board of Advocates, made the Dean’s list each semester for three years and received the “Special Recognition Award” from the Student Bar Association Mentoring Program.

Prior to graduating from law school in 2001, Ms. Pockrus received her MBA from the Walton College of Business Administration and was selected as one of two outstanding graduate students in 1998.  In 1977, she received her BSBA, majoring in finance and banking.  Between her graduation from undergraduate school in 1977 and her return to school in 1995 to pursue her MBA, Ms. Pockrus worked as an FDIC bank examiner, owned a hardware store in Rogers, Arkansas, and served as Benton County, Arkansas tax collector for eight years.

PAIGE E. YOUNG

Mr. Young’s practice is primarily focused on long-term care planning, estate planning (wills and trusts), estate administration (trusts and probate), tax planning, and guardianships.  He is admitted to practice in all State Courts of Arkansas, U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and U.S. Tax Court.

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas in 1990. After graduation, he was a stock broker and a private business owner. In 1996, he returned to the University of Arkansas to study law. In a joint program with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Mr. Young received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Arkansas School Law and received a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Mr. Young is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). He is also an accredited attorney for the Veterans Administration.

PAUL GREGORY

Paul is a born and raised Arkansan, growing up in Foreman, a small town in the southwest corner of Arkansas.  Paul attended Texarkana Community College and Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas before moving to Texas A&M University – Texarkana.  At Texas A&M University – Texarkana Paul focused on Political Science, was a member of Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society and a charter member of Alpha Chi Honor Society.  Paul graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A.A.S. in December 2012.

After undergraduate school, Paul was accepted to the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville in 2013.  In law school Paul was a member of the Business Law Society, the Federalist Society, and a member of Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society.  In his first year in law school Paul was a finalist in the Board of Advocates Client Counseling Competition and later in his law school career competed in the Board of Advocates Trial Competition.  Paul learned transactional law while serving in the law school’s Transactional Clinic, where he assisted nonprofit organizations in all areas of their start up.  Paul also served as a Student Coordinating Attorney for the Transactional Clinic, a position offered to students who have completed the Clinic with exceptional work and service performed.  Paul also served in the Bankruptcy Clinic assisting debtors to file for protection under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code.  Paul finished his law school career as an “early graduate,” graduating in December of 2015.  Paul went on to pass the bar exam in 2016.  Currently, Paul is furthering his educational career by pursing a Masters degree in Business Administration.

Shortly after graduating Paul joined the Nixon Law Firm as a law clerk.  After passing the bar exam, Paul remained with the firm in his current position as Associate Attorney.  Paul’s areas of practice include bankruptcy, transactional, family law, estate planning and civil litigation.  Paul has been a huge addition to Nixon Law Firm by assisting our clients in these areas.  Paul is licensed to practice in every state court in Arkansas, the Federal District Courts of the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, and the United State Bankruptcy Courts of the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas.  Paul is also a licensed Mediator in the State of Arkansas.

Paul is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association, Northwest Arkansas Debtor/Creditor Bar Association, Washington County Bar Association, and the Benton County Bar Association.  Paul manages the Siloam Springs branch of Nixon Law Firm in addition to seeing clients in our Springdale and Fayetteville offices.  Paul volunteers his time with state and national nonprofits who focus on chronic medical conditions, specifically bleeding disorders.  Currently Paul does pro bono work for the Hemophilia Foundation of Arkansas and sits on the Board of Directors for the National Hemophilia Foundation in New York.  Paul has worked both on the state and federal level to bring affordable health care to those with chronic medical conditions and disabilities.

Paul has been married to the love of his life, Toni, for 28 years.  Paul and Toni have two amazing kids, Macy and Zack.  Macy blessed the family with a son, Everett, in 2017, and Zack is adding a daughter, Arabella Rose, to the family tree later this year.  When Paul has spare time he plays golf, tennis, likes bass fishing, and he loves reading and watching documentaries about anything involving history, with specific interest in American Colonial history and pre-civil war political history.