Emil Ray Dixon
Emil Dixon is the founder of the Davis Legal Center and a practicing attorney. Mr. Dixon’s practice emphasizes California land use law. He also works with his wife, Kathryn Dixon, to provide environmental consulting services to businesses throughout Northern California. Prior to opening his own office, Mr. Dixon worked with numerous organizations on international human rights, environmental and development projects. Representative organizations include Accountability Counsel, the California International Law Center, and the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. Mr. Dixon has also worked with other private offices and governmental agencies in California and New York.
Mr. Dixon holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from New York University School of Law with a concentration in international legal studies. During his studies, his research focused on the convergence of international development and human rights. Prior to earning his LL.M., Mr. Dixon received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of California, Davis, School of Law; a Graduate Certificate in International and European Energy and Environmental Law from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven Faculty of Law in Belium; and, a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Utah State University.
Mr. Dixon currently resides in Davis, California, with his wife, two daughters, and their dog, Charlie. Davis is often referred to as the most bike friendly small city in the United States, which Mr. Dixon takes full advantage of with his family. When not in town or travelling, he enjoys time at the beach or in the mountains with his family.