Judge Bios

Dixon Jr., Herbert B.

Appointed: June 7, 1985

Herbert B. Dixon, Jr. was born in Savannah, Georgia to Herbert and Julia Dixon. After attending public schools in Savannah, Mr. Dixon entered Howard University’s School of Engineering and Architecture, from which he receive his B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1970. He was admitted to The Georgetown University Law Center where he graduated with a Juris Doctor Degree in 1973.

Following law school, Mr. Dixon served as law clerk to the Honorable H. Carl Moultrie I, then Associate Judge, Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

In 1974, Mr. Dixon became an associate in the law office of Wesley S. Williams, Sr. He left that association in 1976 to form the firm of DIXON and SMITH with a former law school classmate, Francis S. Smith. In 1978, John A. Turner, Jr., another law school classmate joined the firm as a partner. The firm currently exits as DIXON and TURNER, and includes a third partner, Francis D. Carter, former Director of the Public Defender Service.

Since 1974, Mr. Dixon has been continuously engaged in the general practice of law. His practice has included criminal defense.