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J. Russell Hixson

  • President


West Des Moines, IA





Russ Hixson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and has lived there all his life. After graduating from Hoover High School in 1981, he attended The University of Iowa, where he obtained his accounting degree in 1986. He then attended The University Of Iowa College Of Law and graduated in 1989. His fields of practice include medical malpractice and personal injury. He has a deep conviction for helping individuals and families that are suffering financially, emotionally and physically from the effects of medical injuries or injuries caused by motor vehicle and truck accidents. He is a member of the American Bar Association and The Iowa State Bar Association. He is a sustaining member of the American and Iowa Associations for Justice and served on the Board of Governors for the Iowa Association for Justice for three years. He is a Member of The National Trial Lawyers "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" and has been recognized by the American Institute of Legal Counsel as one of the "10 Best Attorneys" for the state of Iowa. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been selected for the "Lifetime Achievement Award" by America's Top 100 Attorneys.

Areas Of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1994


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D. - 1989
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    • B.A. - 1986
    • Major: Accounting

Professional Associations And Memberships

  • Polk County Bar Association, Member, 1989 to Present
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member, 1989 to Present
  • Iowa Association for Justice, Member, 1989 to Present
  • American Association for Justice, Member, 1989 to Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, Present
  • Norwalk Christian Academy, Board Member, 2015 to Present
  • Norwalk Christian Academy, Chairman of the Board, 2018 to Present
  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors, Board Member, 3 years
American Jurist Institute —
“Top 10 Attorneys”
American Jurist Institute
The National Trial Lawyers —
“Top 25 Trial Lawyers” – Medical Malpractice
The National Trail Lawyers | Top 25 Trial Lawyers | Medical Malpractice
The National Trial Lawyers —
“Top 100 Trial Lawyers”
The national Trail Lawyers
America’s Top 100 Attorneys
Lifetime Achievement Award
ATA Badge
American Institute of
Legal Counsel – “10 Best”
10| Best | 2016 | Client Satisfaction | American Institute of | Personal Injury Attorneys | TM
Member – Million Dollar Advocates Forum Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Past Employment Positions

  • Gamble & Davis, P.C., Partner, 1989 to 1994
  • Dickenson Law Firm, Partner, 1994 to 2001


  • Sigma Chi

Medical Malpractice / Birth Injury / Cerebral Palsy.

Medical Malpractice / Birth related bowel injury.

Medical Negligence / HELLP Syndrome / Post-pregnancy death.

Motor vehicle collision / death.

Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death/Undiagnosed Heart Attack

Professional Negligence claim.

Medical Malpractice / Premature Birth / Grade IV Intra-ventricular hemorrhage / Periventricular Leukomalacia.

Medical Malpractice / Gastric Bypass Surgery / Post-operative Infection.


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