James R. Dixon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Seattle, WA

Dixon & Cannon, Ltd.
 | 601 Union St., Suite 3230, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206-315-5748
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Appellate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Representing those in Washington state in matters of personal injury, James R. Dixon is a founding member of Dixon & Cannon, Ltd. Those in King, Snohomish, Pierce and Whatcom counties, who have been injured at the hands of another, benefit from his three decades of experience representing clients at every level of court. With previous experience as an attorney for an insurance company, Mr. Dixon uses knowledge gained while working on a specialized unit to obtain maximum compensation for his clients.

A graduate of the invitation-only Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, Mr. Dixon has a Juris Doctor and represents those who have been charged with crimes such as domestic violence, drug crimes, assault crimes, sex crimes, marijuana and criminal appeals. Personal injury cases include car and motorcycle accidents, civil appeals, traumatic brain injuries, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, and slip-and-fall accidents.

Mr. Dixon also handles appeals and has obtained dismissals and new trials for cases involving sex offenses, VUCSA, vehicular assault, murder, robbery, DUI and three strikes offenses. With a “Superb” rating from Avvo for his work with criminal defense and personal injury law, Mr. Dixon often speaks about creative ways to tell client stories and address search warrant challenges to legal conferences. 

As an Eagle member, Mr. Dixon sits on the Rules Committee of the Washington State Association for Justice. He is also a member of the Federal District Court Bar, the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and has been selected to draft new procedural and evidentiary rules for the state with the Washington State Bar Association Court Rules and Procedures Committee.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (40%): Criminal Law, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Sex Offenses

Personal Injury - General (40%): Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death

Appellate (20%): Appeals

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Criminal Law, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Sex Offenses

Personal Injury - General: Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death

Appellate: Appeals

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2017

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About James Dixon

Admitted: 1988, Washington

Professional Webpage: http://www.dixoncannon.com/attorney-james-dixon/

Honors and Awards:

  • 10.0 rating on AVVO

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Federal District Court Bar, Member, 2005
  • Washington State Bar Court, Rules Committee
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Eagle Member
  • Washington State Association for Justice, Rules Committee
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Washington State Bar, Member

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • A seminar for trial attorneys on how to make proper objections to hold the trial courts accountable for bad rulings, Presenter, Making the Record, Washington Defender Association, 2016
  • Effectively Advising Criminal Clients About Related Civil Claims, Speaker, Washington Defender Association, 2015
  • Maximizing Settlements with insurance Companies, Speaker, Washington State Association for Justice Roundtable, 2013
  • Use of Particular Vulnerability Instructions at Trial, Speaker, Washington State Association for Justice, 2013
  • Challenging Search Warrants, Speaker, Washington Defender Association, 2010
  • The Defense Perspective, Speaker, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Understanding ER 404(b), Speaker, Washington Defender Association, 2006

Educational Background:

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, 2014
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Office Location for James R. Dixon

601 Union St., Suite 3230
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-315-5748

 

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Last Updated: 11/8/2017

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