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J. Russell Hixson - West Des Moines, IA

160 South 68th StreetSuite 1108 West Des Moines, IA 50266

Updated: 10/09/2023

West Des Moines Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Overview

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 negligence and personal injury...

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 negligence 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.

About J. Russell Hixson

Current Employment Position(s)

  • President

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury

Litigation

  • 100%

Representative Cases

  • Houghton v. Sipco, Inc., 828 F.Supp. 631 (S.D.Iowa 1993)
  • Haupt v. Miller, 514 N.W.2d 905 (Iowa 1994)
  • City of Johnston v. Christenson, 822 N.W.2d 745, 2012 WL 4513865 (Table) (Iowa App. 2012)
  • Orgovanyi v. Henry County Health Center, 797 N.W.2d 131 (Table) 2010 WL 5394785 (Iowa App. 2010)
  • City of Johnston v. Christenson, 771 N.W.2d 651 (Table) 2009 WL 1211868 (Iowa App. 2009)
  • Shelter Mut. Ins. Co. v. Davis, 753 N.W.2d 18 (Table) 2008 WL 2200082 (Iowa App. 2008)
  • Featherstone v. Hy-Vee, Inc., 720 N.W.2d 191 (Table) 2006 WL 1231662 (Iowa App. 2006)
  • Shelter Mut. Ins. Co. v. Davis, 715 N.W.2d 769 (Table) 2006 WL 929239 (Iowa App. 2006)
  • City of Johnston v. Christenson, 718 N.W.2d 290 (Iowa 2006)
  • Baker v. Board of Adjustment, City of Johnston, 671 N.W.2d 405 (Iowa 2003)
  • ACCO Unlimited Corp. v. City of Johnston, 611 N.W.2d 506 (Iowa 2000)
  • State ex rel. Goettsch v. Diacide Distributors, Inc., 596 N.W.2d 532 (Iowa 1999)
  • Johnson v. Johnson, 564 N.W.2d 414 (Iowa 1997)
  • State ex rel. Goettsch v. Diacide Distributors, Inc., 561 N.W.2d 369 (Iowa 1997)
  • United States, ex rel. Thayer v. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 181100 (S.D. IA 2016)
  • United States, ex rel. Thayer v. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, 765 F.3d 914 (8th Cir. 2014)
  • United States, ex rel. Thayer v. Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 191747 (S.D. IA 2012)
  • United States, ex rel. Hixson v. Health Management Systems, 613 F.3d 1186 (8th Cir. 2010)
  • Davidson v. Countryman, 2002 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12943 (S.D. Iowa 2002)
  • Swanson v. Van Otterloo, 177 F.R.D. 645 (N.D. Iowa 1998)
  • Swanson v. Van Otterloo, 993 F. Supp. 1224 (N.D. Iowa 1998)

Qualifications

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

Other Affiliations

  • Polk County Bar Association, 1989 - Present (Member)
  • Iowa State Bar Association, 1989 - Present (Member)
  • Iowa Association for Justice, 1989 - Present (Member)
  • American Association for Justice, 1989 - Present (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Norwalk Christian Academy, 2015 - Present (Board Member)
  • Norwalk Christian Academy, 2018 - Present (Chairman of the Board)
  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors (Board Member, 3 years)

Classes and Seminars

  • Annual Convention, Presenter: "Medical Malpractice Tort Reform in Iowa, What You Need to Know", Iowa Association for Justice, - 2017
  • Annual Convention, Presenter: "Iowa’s New Candor Law", Iowa Association for Justice, - 2015

Past Positions

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

Education

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

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Sigma Chi

Office Information

Address

160 South 68th StreetSuite 1108 West Des Moines, IA 50266

Fax

  • 515-440-6395

Achievements

Honors

  • "Top 10 Attorneys", American Jurist Institute
  • "Top 25 Trial Lawyers" Medical Malpractice, The National Trial Lawyers
  • "Top 100 Trial Lawyers", The National Trial Lawyers
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, America’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • "10 Best Attorneys", American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member

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