Patricia J. Dixon

Top rated family law attorney in Austin, Texas

Gray Becker, P.C.
Patricia J. Dixon
Gray Becker, P.C.

Practice Areas: Family law, Alternative dispute resolution; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2010

Education: Baylor Law School

Languages Spoken: English, German

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022

Gray Becker, P.C.

900 West Avenue
Austin, TX 78701 Visit website


A family law attorney at the Austin, Texas, law firm of Gray & Becker, P.C., Patricia J. Dixon assists people in Austin and Central Texas with all areas of family law, including:

  • High-asset divorce
  • Modifications 
  • Marital agreements
  • Child support and custody
  • Alternate dispute resolution
  • Alimony
  • Mediation

A dean’s list student at The University of Texas at Austin, Ms. Dixon graduated with honors in 2007, with a major in psychology and a minor in social work. She pursued her law degree at the Baylor University Law School, where she played an active role in the Student Bar Association. During her time there, she also functioned as a LexisNexis Student Representative. She received the Baylor Law’s Family Law Advocacy Award, the Baylor Law Student Bar Association Leadership Award, the Baylor Law Service Award and the Joe Cannon Professionalism Award. She earned her Juris Doctor in 2010 and was licensed in Texas the same year.

Rated “Superb” and bestowed with the Clients’ Choice award by Avvo, Ms. Dixon has been recognized by the legal community for her exceptional knowledge of the law and her high ethical standards. She strives to solve cases as amicably and cost-efficiently as possible, while considering the best interests of her clients. However, when a case is required to go to trial, she is an excellent litigator who goes above and beyond to defend her client. She has been listed among the Best Lawyers in Family Law and The National Trial Lawyers has added her to the Top 40 Under 40 lawyers list.

A fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, Ms. Dixon stays connected with her legal circle and her local community. She is an elite member of the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce and a lifetime member of the Ex-Students’ Association of The University of Texas. She is also an active member of the Texas Family Law Foundation, the Austin Young Lawyers Association, the Austin Bar Foundation and the Austin Baylor Lawyer Network.

Outside of her law practice, Ms. Dixon spends her time at the Legal Advice Clinics, which are a part of the Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas. She also volunteers at the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Travis County.

Practice areas

Family law, Alternative dispute resolution

Focus areas

Alimony & spousal support, Child support, Custody & visitation, Divorce, Mediation

  • 70% Family law
  • 30% Alternative dispute resolution

First Admitted: 2010, Texas

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Divorce and SAPCR Procedures, Divorce Basics Seminar (2015)
  • Divorce and SAPCR Procedures, Divorce Basics Seminar (2016)
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer with Volunteer Legal Services Legal Advice Clinics, 2010 – Present
  • CASA Volunteer, Travis County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), 2010 – Present
  • Volunteer Attorney, Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, 2010 – Present
  • Named a Best Lawyer by Best Lawyers®, Woodward White, Inc., publication, in partnership with U.S. News & World Report: Family Law, 2018 - 2019
  • Dean’s List, University of Texas, 2004 – 2007
  • Joe Cannon Professionalism Award, Baylor University School of Law – Joe Cannon, 2009
  • Baylor Law Service Award, Baylor University School of Law, 2009
  • Baylor Law Student Bar Association Leadership Award, Baylor University School of Law, 2009
  • Baylor Law Family Law Advocacy Award, Baylor University School of Law, 2009
  • Client’s Choice Award, Avvo
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Texas, 2010
  • Austin Bar Association, Family Law Section, Board Member, 2016 – Present
  • Austin Young Chamber of Commerce, Elite Member – Present
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association – Present
  • Texas Exes Students Association, Lifetime Member, 2007 – Present
  • Austin Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, 2010 – Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section, Member, 2011 – Present
  • VLS Kinship Clinic Travis County, Co-Chair, 2013
  • Austin Baylor Lawyer Network, Member, Executive Committee, 2013 – Present
  • Leadership SBOT (State Bar of Texas) Member of Leadership Class, 2015-2016
  • Civil and Family Court System Additional Capacity, Citizen Advisory Committee Member, 2016
  • Austin Bar Association, Family Law Section, Board Member, 2016- Present
  • Texas Family Law Foundation, Member
  • Austin Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
Educational Background:
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., in Psychology and minor in Social Work, 2007
  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, Mediator Certification – 2015
Industry Groups:
  • Austin Bar Association Family Law Section

Office location for Patricia J. Dixon

900 West Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-482-0061


2 Years Super Lawyers
4 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022

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Up-and-Coming 100: Texas Rising Stars: 2022 Up-and-Coming 50: Women Texas Rising Stars: 2022

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