Theophilus, or “Theo” as he is called, is not your typical attorney. Before studying law, he graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in classical music where he studied opera, tap and ballet. In addition, Theo also has a diploma in embalming and funeral directing from Ohio College of Mortuary Science.
After his undergraduate work, Theo moved on to attend and graduate from the legendary, Howard University School of Law and was class president. He comes from a prominent legal family. His father, the late Theophilus R. Nix, Sr., was the second African-American attorney in the State of Delaware. His cousin, the late Robert N.C. Nix, Jr., was the first African-American elected Chief Justice for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The late Robert N.C. Nix, Sr. was the first and longest serving African-American Congressman from Pennsylvania.
Theo has practiced law, and specifically construction law, in both the private and corporate sectors. He has worked for three international companies, two of which were billion-dollar private family companies. In addition, Theo worked in Congress and is an entrepreneur who has started many businesses including: a construction company, his own law firm, and
business/legal consulting companies. He has also been a construction arbitrator, co-owner of a family funeral home, held elective office in Massachusetts and was a political fund-raiser on the national and local stage.
Holding Board positions with the Delaware Contractors Association, the Philadelphia Minority Contractors Association and the Delaware YMCA to name a few, Theo also received numerous awards for public service.
Currently, Theo is corporate counsel for DuPont, a Fortune 500 international company, and is responsible for construction and design contracts for a multi-billion dollar international department where he drafts and negotiates multi-million dollar international and national contracts.
A dedicated husband, father, eldest sibling, son, and mentor, Theo’s experiences and contacts span entertainment, politics and business. His desire for learning has turned his “gift of communication” into a passion. Theo speaks to youth and adult groups around the country and has a series on how to create, sustain, transfer, and teach generational wealth which he learned from some of the most successful business and creative people of our
Theo resides in Wilmington, Delaware with his devoted wife, Suzanne. They have four adult children between the two of them, along with eight grandchildren.
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