Attorney Profiles

S. NIXON PRESSLEY                                
Bennett & Pressley, P.C.         2055 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Suite 202
(Formerly Michael J. Philbin, P.C.)         Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
Managing Member, Richland Title LLC         615-758-6886 (Office)
Secretary & Staff Counsel,         615-218-2233 (Mobile)
Lawyers Escrow Service         615-288-3595 (Fax)
TN BPR #015620

        Attorney with Broad, Deep Experience

  • Corporate Law
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Banking
  • Real Estate
  • Religious & Non-Profit Entities
  • Wills, Trusts & Estates

    Entrepreneur & Businessman

  • General Counsel & CFO, S & S Industries
  • Law, HR, Finance, Accounting

    Local Leader

  • Leadership Wilson Graduate (2006)
  • Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce (Board Member and Chairman-Elect, 2016)
  • Mt. Juliet Breakfast Rotary Club
  • Trustee, Rutland Place, Inc.
  • Mt. Juliet YMCA Advisory Board of Directors
  • Young Life of Wilson County

    Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, Nixon graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in 1986. After two years working for a real estate development company in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Nixon moved to Nashville and enrolled in law school. He earned his law degree from Nashville School of Law in 1992.

    Nixon then went to work for his father-in-law, Ken Stilts, as in-house counsel for Mr. Stilts’ music artist management company located in middle Tennessee. Upon Mr. Stilts’ transition from the music business, Nixon became In-House Counsel and later General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer of Mr. Stilts’ other thriving business, S & S Industries, Inc., a manufacturing company serving companies involved in the appliance, heating and air conditioning industries and pre-engineered metal building contractors. Contemporaneously with these endeavors, Nixon operated a solo law practice in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee. Nixon’s law practice has consisted of a wide array of experience—including personal injury, family law, wills and estates, business formations, contracts and real estate. He also has experience evolving from his time in the corporate world including workers’ compensation, employment law, employee benefits, banking and finance, contracts and leases, insurance and corporate governance. And, as a result of the sale of
    S & S Industries, Inc. in March of 2013 Nixon has hands-on practical experience with mergers and acquisitions from both a buyer and seller’s perspective.

    It was as a result of Nixon’s association with Mr. Stilts that he met Michael J. Philbin, a Nashville attorney and founder of the law firm now known as Bennett & Pressley, P.C. Mr. Philbin, who passed away in 2015, represented Mr. Stilts for many years and regarded Mr. Stilts as his oldest and dearest client. It was through that affiliation that Nixon began working with Mr. Philbin having associating together on litigation matters and handling closings on behalf of Mr. Philbin’s real estate title and escrow operation called Lawyer’s Escrow Service, Inc. Nixon has over the last fifteen years conducted over 2,000 closings, consisting of both residential and commercial transactions.

    Nixon and Mr. Philbin were in the planning stages of a more formal law partnership at the time of Mr. Philbin’s sudden and sad passing in April of 2015. There were discussions ongoing at that time that included the additional involvement of a mutual friend and attorney, Ernest D. (Denny) Bennett, III. With Mr. Philbin’s passing, it became Nixon and Denny’s chief aim to continue the legacy of Mr. Philbin and fulfill the planned mission of partnering together in the practice of law. Nixon and Denny acquired the law practice of Michael J. Philbin and purchased the firm (Michael J. Philbin, P.C.) in June, 2015. The name of the firm was changed to Bennett & Pressley, P.C. However, as a tribute to Mr. Philbin, he will forever be prominently noted on the firm’s letterhead as its founder. Nixon heads up the firm’s Mt. Juliet, Tennessee office and its ancillary real estate title agency, Richland Title LLC.

    Nixon is admitted to practice in all of the state courts in Tennessee and is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Fifteenth Judicial District Bar Association.

    Nixon is actively involved in the Mt. Juliet Breakfast Rotary Club, a current Trustee of Rutland Place, Inc. and is the 2016 Board Chair-Elect of the Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce. His past service includes the Mt. Juliet YMCA Advisory Board of Directors and work on behalf of Young Life of Wilson County. He is a 2006 graduate of Leadership Wilson.

    Nixon and his wife, Tina, reside in Lebanon, Tennessee. They have two children—Haley, a junior at Cumberland University and Connor, a junior at Mt. Juliet Christian Academy. In his spare time, Nixon enjoys golf, travel, University of Tennessee athletics and spending time with his family.

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