Jeffrey Nix is an attorney who took a personal interest in Murray's case and cut through the red tape and Texas state bureaucracy to restore Murray's identity and Veteran's benefits. Murray was penniless, homeless and there was clearly no money to be made in fees, but Nix has always had a soft spot for veterans. “First, I had three brothers who served in Vietnam. Second, I frequently represent veterans in the pursuit of disability claims, so I see firsthand the impenetrable bureaucracy veterans must battle. Finally, Murray had such a simple problem, how could anyone walk away and leave it unfixed? He just needed a state issued photo ID to prove his identity.” Murray’s benefits and rights were quickly restored once that was accomplished. “When I first met Murray he was walking dead. Now he has a reason to live, to breathe.”
“Lawyers are fixers. Why should the world think better about fixers who watch a broken system without fixing it? I am proud to have helped save Murray’s life. If cases like these change the way lawyers view themselves, then we can change the way people view lawyers.”
Jeffrey Nix works for Troutman Sanders LLP in Atlanta, Georgia.