Nix Patterson, LLP

Susan Whatley

Susan Whatley, a partner of the Firm, concentrates her practice in the areas of securities litigation and oil and gas royalty underpayment litigation. Susan began her legal career at the Firm in 2003, working first as a summer associate during law school, before starting as a full-time associate in August of 2004. Susan has represented

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D. Neil Smith

Neil Smith has spent his entire career with this firm. He joined Nix Patterson, LLP in 1996 and has devoted his entire legal career to representing injured victims. His work has focused primarily on catastrophic injuries, product liability, and sexual abuse cases. He has also served as lead counsel on numerous patent litigation cases. Neil

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C. Cary Patterson

Cary Patterson is a founding partner of Nix Patterson, LLP and works out of the firm’s Texarkana office. For the last 30 years, Mr. Patterson has been instrumental in the firm’s success and in leading Nix, Patterson to the forefront of some of the most high-profile litigation in the country. Cary was born and raised

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Drew Pate

Drew Pate is a versatile trial lawyer who has represented clients in a variety of cases. Born and raised in Texas, Drew now represents clients across the country. Drew focuses on complex commercial litigation including class actions, oil and gas royalty underpayment, securities fraud, breach of contract, business and commercial disputes, and personal injury litigation.

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Harold Nix

Harold W. Nix is the founder of Nix Patterson, LLP, an experienced trial attorney, and generous philanthropist. Mr. Nix was born in Daingerfield, Texas in 1939. He attended East Texas State College and earned his law degree in 1965 from Baylor Law School in Waco, Texas. At Baylor Law School, Mr. Nix served as Notes

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Trey Duck

Trey Duck is a member of the firm’s commercial litigation group and focuses on energy and natural resources litigation, False Claims Act whistleblower litigation, securities fraud and corporate governance litigation, and crisis management. An early member of Nix Patterson’s energy and natural resources practice, Trey has successfully litigated high-stakes cases ranging from royalty underpayment class

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Bradley Beckworth

Nix Patterson partner Brad Beckworth is the co-head of the Firm’s Complex Litigation group. Brad joined the firm in 1998 after clerking for The Honorable Richard Schell, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Like many of our lawyers, Brad began his career with a hunger for trying

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Lisa Baldwin

Lisa joined the firm’s complex litigation group in 2009. Lisa’s practice focuses on complex commercial class actions, securities litigation, energy and natural resource litigation, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and general civil litigation. Lisa’s experience includes representing Oklahoma royalty owners in state and federal courts and the Oklahoma Corporation Commission in individual and

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Michael Angelovich

Michael Angelovich is a partner in Nix Patterson LLP’s Austin, Texas office. Along with his brother and partner Jeffrey, Michael opened Nix Patterson’s Austin office in October 2007. Michael joined the firm in 1996 after working for Fulbright & Jaworski in its civil litigation department. Michael graduated magna cum laude and second in his law

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Jeffrey Angelovich

Jeffrey Angelovich is a partner who has spent the entirety of his 24 years in private practice with the firm. During that time, Jeff has prosecuted actions on behalf of injured parties, consumers, Fortune 100 and 500 businesses, pension funds, and local and state governments. Those actions have included defective product cases, consumer class actions,

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