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Bangor attorney reappointed National Criminal Justice Act panel representative

Posted Dec. 02, 2013, at 4 p.m.
Last modified Dec. 02, 2013, at 4:29 p.m.
James S. Nixon
James S. Nixon

BANGOR, Maine — James S. Nixon has been recommended by the judges of the United States District Court for the District of Maine for reappointment as National Criminal Justice Act Panel Representative for the District of Maine.

Nixon has served in that position since 2010 and his reappointment will extend his term through 2016. The national panel representative acts as a resource to all panel members in their defense of federal criminal cases and works with the Federal Defender for the District of Maine to assure competent representation of criminal defendants and to provide continuing legal education.

Nixon is a shareholder in the Bangor law firm Gross, Minsky & Mogul, P.A. His practice is concentrated in the areas of Commercial Transactions and Commercial and Criminal Litigation. He is a 1984 graduate of Waterville Senior High School, a 1988 graduate of the University of Maine, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and Latin and a 1994 graduate of The Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where he earned his Juris Doctor.

Nixon currently serves on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure and the United States District Court’s Local Rules Advisory Committee. Nixon is the former Secretary and Treasurer (2003), Vice President (2004) and President (2005) of the Penobscot County Bar.

In 2012, Nixon was awarded the AV® Preeminent™ rating from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell® in litigation, criminal law and business law. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability. Attorneys receive a Peer Review Rating™ based on confidential evaluations by other members of the bar and the judiciary. The AV® Preeminent™ rating attained by Nixon is a testament to the fact that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.


Deborah A. Nickerson, Office Administrator, Certified PP, PLS

Gross, Minsky & Mogul, P.A.

23 Water Street, Suite 400

Bangor, ME 04401


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