David Nixon ’53, senior partner of the Manchester, N.H., law firm of Nixon, Vogelman, Barry, Slawsky & Simoneau, P.A., received the Chief Justice Frank Rowe Kenison Award from the New Hampshire Bar Foundation. Selected by vote of the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Bar Foundation, Nixon was chosen for his “substantial contributions to the betterment of New Hampshire citizens through the administration of justice, the legal profession, and the advancement of legal thought.”
Nixon, an economics major at Wesleyan, earned his law degree with honors from the University of Michigan Law School. He was voted one of New Hampshire’s best personal injury trial lawyers by his fellow attorneys in the state. One of his nominators for the Kenison Award noted, “I have seen none better in trial practice than Dave Nixon.”
Nixon has served as president of the New Hampshire Bar Association, the New England Bar Association and the International Society of Barristers. His honors have included the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Distinguished Service Award, the Distinguished Attorney Award by the New Hampshire Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence for his service representing abused women and children, and the Public Service Award by the Hillsborough County Law Enforcement Association for his 40 years as chair of its scholarship committee.