Glendell D. Nix

Glendell D. Nix Background

Glendell D. Nix grew up in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. From the ages of 11 to 18 he was a self-taught juggler, unicyclist, and tightrope walker, spending hours a day devoted to his passion.  At the age of 12, he began performing his juggling, unicycle, and tightrope walking act in front of small audiences, and eventually in front of large audiences of thousands at events across Oklahoma. He enjoyed the challenge and discipline required. 

Glendell always maintained his love for academics and speech competition. While in high school he competed in speech competitions across the state, winning many awards in contemporary speaking, oration, prose, and drama. In 1982, he graduated valedictorian of his high school class. His parents were his biggest supporters and taught him that hard work, discipline, and family were the keys to enjoying life and contributing to others’ lives.

Glendell loves reading, especially history and psychology, OU football and traveling with his life partner, Margaret.  With seven children and five grandchildren, there is never a dull moment.


In May of 1986, Glendell graduated summa cum laude (With Highest Distinction) from Central State University with a Bachelor’s Business Administration degree with a major in Finance.

After graduating from college, Glendell attended the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He was also the recipient of several academic awards for his scholarship while attending law school. In May of 1989, Glendell received his juris doctorate and graduated with Highest Honors (top 5%) from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

University of Oklahoma College of Law

Norman, Oklahoma, Juris Doctorate 1989
Honors – with Highest Honors and Order of the Coif

University of Tulsa


Central State University

B.B.A. 1986
Honors – Summa Cum Laude

Areas of Practice

With many years of legal experience, Glendell is well-versed in personal injury and wrongful death cases. He is dedicated to helping his clients. Glendell’s value for discipline is his greatest asset to forming a well-developed case around legal claims. He counts it a privilege as a trial lawyer to play a role in helping people through our justice system.

Glendell devotes 100% of his practice to individuals who have suffered catastrophic personal injuries or wrongful death. His greatest moments are seeing how his clients’ courage to use the justice system and perseverance through the process has allowed them to get their lives back on track as best they can.

Medical Malpractice

Wrongful Death

Birth Injury

Catastrophic Personal Injury

Nursing Home Neglect

Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

Serious Trucking Accidents

Serious Motor Vehicle Crashes

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Representative Verdicts & Settlements

Professional Associations & Memberships

Oklahoma Bar Association, Member

Oklahoma Association for Justice, OAJ Member

American Association for Justice, AAJ, Member

American Association for Justice, Birth Trauma Litigation Group, Member

American Association for Justice, Professional Liability Section, Member

American Association for Justice, Leaders Forum, Member

Bar Admissions

Oklahoma, 1989

U.S. District Court Eastern District of Oklahoma

U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma

U.S. District Court Northern District of Oklahoma

U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit

Honors & Awards

Order of the Coif

Member and Note Editor, Oklahoma Law Review

Outstanding Note Editor, Oklahoma Law Review

Trial Lawyer of the Year Oklahoma Association for Justice

2017 Outstanding Trial Lawyer, Oklahoma Association for Justice

Top 25 Medical Malpractice Lawyer The National Association of Trial Lawyers 2020 

Top 100 Trial Lawyers of America

Super Lawyers 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 (10 consecutive years)

Million Dollar Advocate Forum

Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum

Top 100 Verdicts in the United States 2020

405 Best Attorney for Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice

Keynote Speaking

“Adhering to Procedural Guidelines in Filing the Suit and Conducting Discovery”, National Business Institute, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2007 

“Identifying Hospital Corporate Liability and Institutional Negligence”, National Business Institute, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2007 

“Ethics in Litigating Nursing Home Negligence Cases”, Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 2007

Published Opinions

Andrew v. Depani-Sparkes, 2017 OK 42, 396 P.3d 210, 

Maree v. Neawirth, 2016 OK 62, 374 P3d 750, 

Monfore v. Phillips, 778 F.3d 849 (10th Cir.), 2015

Chandler v. Valentine, OK 61, 330 P.2d 1209, 2014

Rogers v. Mercy Health Center, Inc., 2014 OK CIV APP 69, 334 P.3d 426, 

Liddington v. Burns, 916 F. Supp. 1127 (W.D. Okla.1995)

Published Works & Articles

Jurisdiction: Missouri ex rel Wichita Falls General Hospital v. Adolf: Clarifying the Minimum Contacts Standard, 41 Oklahoma Law Review 565, 1988

Featured in best-selling book: Patients at Risk: The Rise of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant in Healthcare by Niran Al-Agba and Rebekah Bernard

The Result, Episode #22: Jacob Diesselhorst & Glendell Nix by Preferred Capital Funding (2021, March 24)