Brooke  Nixon
Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing
Cumberland School of Law
233C Robinson Hall

Brooke Nixon joined the Cumberland School of Law faculty in 2023 where she teaches Legal Research and Writing (LRW) to first-year law students. She has a close connection to Samford University as she is a summa cum laude graduate of Cumberland School of Law's class of 2008 and she taught Representing Small Businesses to Cumberland students as an adjunct professor for a number of years. During law school, Nixon was the writing editor for The Cumberland Law Review and a Caruthers Teaching Fellow.

Nixon has 15 years of experience in civil law practice. The majority of her career has been spent as a labor and employment attorney where she has represented clients in all types of discrimination and harassment litigation, noncompetition disputes, retaliatory discharge claims, and NLRB proceedings. Most recently, Nixon has been a partner at a national labor and employment boutique firm. She has extensive experience litigating employment disputes in federal and state courts. 

Teaching and Research Interests

Legal Research and Writing; Labor and Employment


  • JD, summa cum laude, Samford University Cumberland School of Law, 2008
  • BS (political science and philosophy), summa cum laude, University of Alabama, 2005