Dixon R. Gahnz

Dixon R. Gahnz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Madison, WI

Lawton & Cates, SC
 | 345 West Washington Avenue, Suite 201, PO Box 2965
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-282-6200
Fax: 608-282-6252
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • General Litigation (30%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Dixon R. Gahnz is shareholder and a personal injury lawyer with the firm of Lawton & Cates, S.C. He focuses his practice in the areas of automobile accidents,  dog bites,  commercial and civil litigation. He has handled cases involving commercial litigation, contract disputes and other business-related litigation and has represented many injured victims and their families.

A 1994 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, Mr. Gahnz is a certified trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin, the bar associations of Dodge, Jefferson, and Dane County, the Wisconsin Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, and the American Inns of Court. He strives to preserve equal justice for all through his efforts to ensure justice for those who are harmed due to workplace injuries and those injured through the negligence of others.

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

About Dixon Gahnz

Admitted: 1995, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: https://www.lawtoncates.com/attorneys/dixon-r-gahnz


  • Cum Laude - University of Wisconsin Law School, 1994
  • Nationally Certified Civil Trial Advocate

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1995
  • Wisconsin, 1994
  • Member, Dane County Bar Association
  • Member, Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Member, Dodge County Bar Association
  • Member, American Inns of Court
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Board of Directors, Wisconsin Association for Justice
  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Downtown Redevelopment Authority
  • Village Board of DeForest

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Paralegals and the Litigation Team, Institute for Paralegal Education, 1999
  • How to Litigate Your First Civil Trial in Wisconsin, National Business Institute, 2000 to 2003

Representative Clients:

  • Smith v. Meadows Mills, Inc., E.D. Wis., 60 F.Supp. 911, 1999197081, 1999
  • Westgate Mall 1999, LLC
  • Grace Caroline Nursery, Inc.

Educational Background:

  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin - B.S., 1989
Office Location for Dixon R. Gahnz

345 West Washington Avenue, Suite 201
PO Box 2965
Madison, WI 53703

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Last Updated: 12/13/2018

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