Crenshaw, Dupree & Milam

Eliott V. Nixon


Lubbock, Texas

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Attorney Profile

Eliott was born and raised in Lubbock where he attended Coronado High School. Eliott then attended Texas Tech University, where he proudly graduated with honors. Upon graduation from St. Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio, Eliott returned home to Lubbock and joined Crenshaw, Dupree & Milam, LLP.  Because he is a proud Lubbock native, Eliott has spent his entire legal career in West Texas.  His continued professional and social involvement in the community provides Eliott the unique ability to relate to, connect with and understand West Texans, and apply that ability to his passionate representation of clients. His approach and style to cases mirror the values he learned growing up in West Texas. Couple his character with his extensive litigation experience and you understand why Eliott has been named to the prestigious Thomson Reuters’ Texas Super Lawyer’s “Rising Star” list since 2016.

Away from the office, Eliott and his wife, Laura, spend most of their time raising their two boys. The Nixon’s are dedicated supporters of all things Texas Tech and are involved in many local charitable and social organizations.

The focus of Eliott’s practice is to assist clients to resolve a wide range of civil litigation matters, with a particular emphasis on personal injury litigation and commercial and business litigation. With extensive courtroom and jury trial experience, Eliott’s practice provides his clients with the flexibility and options to resolve matters both inside and outside the courtroom.  He is also versed in assisting his clients to identify, reduce, and manage exposure to avoid future conflicts. Eliott also recognizes the value of achieving pre-litigation resolutions of potential disputes through creative and educated negotiations.

Areas of Practice

  • General Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Employer Liability
  • Non-subscriber Litigation (no workers’ compensation)
  • OSHA Investigations, Citations & Administrative Appeals
  • Premise Liability Litigation
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Governmental Liability
  • Civil Rights, Section 1983
  • Insurance Law


  • St. Mary’s University School of Law – 2009
    • Dean’s List & President’s Honor List
    • Phi Delta Phi Honor Society
    • Student Bar Association: Senator and Committee Chair
  • Texas Tech University – 2006
    • President’s Scholarship Recipient (2002-2006)
    • Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Fraternity
    • Phi Delta Theta Fraternity

Trial Experience

  • 30+ trials including both jury and bench trials

Bar Admissions

  • Texas (2009 – present)
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas (2009 – present)

He represents clients in all aspects of personal injury and wrongful death claims, including premise liability, work-related injuries and fatalities, motor-vehicle and trucking litigation, and all other areas of insurance defense.

Eliott is also well-versed in business and commercial litigation and provides counsel and representation to individuals and businesses in commercial and large and small business disputes while addressing their ultimate business goals. He also represents clients in matters of prosecution and defense of breach of contract matters, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud and tortious interference claims, labor and employment matters, and real-estate litigation.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
    • 2009 – present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
    • Member (2018 – present)
    • Lubbock Chapter Executive Committee & Treasurer (2019 – present)
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel (TADC)
  • Lubbock County Bar Association
    • Executive Committee/Director (2017 – 2018)
  • Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association
    • President (2018)
    • Board of Directors (2012 – 2018)


  • Texas Super Lawyer “Rising Star” Selection
    • 2016
    • 2017
    • 2018
    • 2019
    • 2020
    • 2021
  • Lubbock Magazine, Top Attorney Selection
    • Civil Litigation (2019)
  • Lubbock County’s “Most Outstanding Young Attorney” Award
    • 2019

Community Involvement and Pro-Bono Activities

  • American Cancer Society
    • Chairman – Cattle Baron’s Ball (2019)
    • Cattle Baron’s Ball Executive Committee (2013 – present)
  • Lubbock Country Club
    • House Committee (2019 – present)
  • Habitat for Humanity
    • Lubbock Team Leader (2012 – 2015)
  • CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate)
    • Appointed Advocate (2010 – 2016)
  • Lubbock Chamber of Commerce
    • Leadership Lubbock Class of 2010
  • AMBUCS Caprock Basketball Tournament
    • All-Tournament Team Selection Committee
  • Phi Delta Theta Fraternity
    • Alumni Advisory Committee (2010 – present)
  • Member of First Baptist Church