Jeffrey J. Nix, Construction Attorney

Jeffrey J. Nix

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For over 32 years now, Jeffrey J. Nix’s legal practice has focused entirely upon construction law representing stakeholders involved in every facet of the industry. Having grown up in a construction family and worked as a field engineer/superintendent, Mr. Nix provides common sense advice and cost effective solutions to clients.

Mr. Nix’s representations extend from the earliest stages of project planning though project close-out. During the planning stage, he frequently advises clients regarding the selection of project delivery methods, the drafting and negotiation of design and construction contracts, and the creation of ancillary documents required to kick start construction. Once construction begins, he often counsels clients upon ongoing issues, including contract administration, health and safety, environmental issues, claims management and dispute avoidance. As construction nears completion, Mr. Nix guides clients through warranty issues, design and construction defects, payment problems and all forms of dispute resolution.

Mr. Nix’s clients span across all sectors of the construction industry, ranging from small closely held businesses who construct high-end residential housing to Fortune 100 companies constructing power plants or manufacturing facilities. Years of experience provide him with the versatility to efficiently and economically represent stakeholders in the construction industry: whether serving solo upon a smaller matter or leading a team of attorneys and experts in battling a large dispute.

Mr. Nix is also very active throughout the pro bono community. He is especially passionate about drafting wills and other estate documents as well as teaching others to draft estate documents for individuals battling serious health issues (cancer, ALS, MS, AIDS) and those serving our communities (military, fire, police). He routinely represents veterans of the military services in seeking disability benefits for injuries or illnesses that are service related. Having construction in his blood, he has assisted in the building of more than 50 Habitat for Humanity homes over the last 30 years.

Mr. Nix teaches classes upon construction law, including classes at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and frequently lectures and writes upon topics of current interest to the construction industry.


Lawyers Club of Atlanta

Leadership Atlanta, Class 2003

American Bar Association, Public Contract Law Section and Forum on the Construction Industry, Member

Associated Builders and Contractors of Georgia and Massachusetts, Member

Associated General Contractors of Georgia and Massachusetts, Member

Associated Builders and Contractors of Massachusetts, Member

American Society of Civil Engineers, Member

Construction Industries of Massachusetts, Member

Community Involvement

Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation, Board Member, 2013–present

Atlanta Fire and Rescue Foundation, Board Member, 2014–present

Atlanta Legal Aid, Steering Committee, 2017–present




Boston University, JD, 1988

Wentworth Institute of Technology, BS, Civil Engineering, magna cum laude, 1982

Wentworth Institute of Technology, AS, Building Construction, magna cum laude, 1980

Bar Admissions



Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

Supreme Court of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts


Chambers USA: Leading Business Lawyers - Construction

Top Rated Lawyers Guide, Energy/Environmental/Natural Resources Law

Georgia Trend Legal Elite, Real Estate & Construction Law, 2019

State Bar of Georgia H. Sol Clark Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service

Atlanta Bar Association Service Award for Outstanding Pro Bono Service