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Donnie Dixon

Former United States Attorney & District Attorney

Donnie Dixon is a former United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia appointed by President William Jefferson Clinton.

Donnie Dixon Attorney at Law Savannah GA

Harry D. “Donnie” Dixon, Jr. is a veteran trial lawyer and prosecutor with more than 35 years of experience. He has been a member of the State Bar of Georgia since June 1977, and is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals of Georgia; the Supreme Court of Georgia; the United States District Courts of the Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia; the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Dixon is a member in a variety of legal organizations, including: the Savannah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; the Georgia Bar Association, the Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Dixon opened his practice in 2004. Prior to that he served under the Clinton administration as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, a position he held from 1994 to 2001. During his tenure, Attorney General Janet Reno appointed Mr. Dixon to the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee. He also served on the Office of Management and Budget Subcommittee, the Environmental Crimes Subcommittee, the White Collar Crimes Subcommittee, the Healthcare Fraud Subcommittee, and the Executive Working Group, a group composed of members of the National District Attorney’s Association, the National Association of Attorneys General, and the Department of Justice.

Former District Attorney of the Year
From 1982 to 1994, Mr. Dixon was the District Attorney for the Waycross Judicial Circuit. He also served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Waycross Judicial Circuit from 1978 to 1979. While District Attorney, he served as President of the District Attorney’s Association of Georgia. He also was a member of the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council of Georgia. In 1993 he was named “District Attorney of the Year.” During this time he also was the President of the Waycross Bar Association.

Before he was a District Attorney, Mr. Dixon was an associate at the law firm of Bennett, Pedrick, & Bennett in Waycross, Georgia, where he practiced from 1979 to 1982. His career in law began as a law clerk to Judge Marvin Hartley of the Middle Judicial Circuit of Georgia from 1977 to 1978.

Mr. Dixon is graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, and a graduate of Valdosta State College (now Valdosta State University), where he earned a B.A., cum laude, in History. He is a native of Waycross, Georgia and a graduate of Waycross High School.