Criminal, Domestic & Civil Litigation

Charleston, SC

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Roger S. Dixon, Attorney at Law

Roger Dixon is the founder and managing attorney of the Dixon Law Firm. His practice includes family law, criminal defense, general civil litigation, school law, and probate.

After a distinguished career in public education teaching English and journalism, Roger Dixon entered the Charleston School of Law in 2006. While in law school Roger served two externships as a law clerk with the Charleston and Colleton County Public Defender's Offices, where he gained valuable experience in criminal law and criminal trial practice. Roger also won the law school's Cali Award for Excellence in Domestic Relations, became trained as a volunteer Guardian ad Litem, and was awarded the Charleston School of Law Pro Bono Award for his dedication to public service.

With 15 years of experience in the field of public education, Roger is particularly skilled in representing clients in dispute with public schools, especially with regard to students with special needs, students charged with crimes in schools, truancy, suspensions, expulsions, and teacher/district relations.

Prior to attending law school, Roger earned a Master's in Teaching English from The Citadel in 1996. He also received a master's in English from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English in 2006, where he received awards for his work in developing learning communities committed to youth leadership, the arts, and social advocacy. Those awards include:

  • SC Teaching Fellow: 2001, 2003, 2006
  • Carnegie Education Fellow: 2004
  • Rockefeller Arts Foundation Fellow: 2002
  • After receiving his Juris Doctor from the Charleston School of Law in December, 2010, Roger founded the Dixon Law Firm on James Island. During the time the Dixon Law Firm has had its doors open, Roger has successfully negotiated and handled numerous criminal cases as well as divorce, custody, support, visitation, and juvenile crime cases including cases involving the Department of Social Services. He also participated as a private Guardian ad Litem providing insight that assisted with the resulting case resolution.

    The main geographical area of practice for the Dixon Law Firm is Charleston, Berkeley, Colleton, and Dorchester counties; however, Roger has successfully handles cases in Orangeburg, Hampton and Beaufort counties as well.

    Roger Dixon and his wife, Elizabeth Dixon, currently live in Charleston their five children and two dogs.

    Court Admissions

  • State Bar of South Carolina
  • Education

  • J.D., Charleston School of Law, 2010
  • M.A. in English, Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College, Vermont, 2007
  • M.A. in the Teaching of English, The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina, 1996
  • B.A. in English
  • Honors and Awards

  • CALI Award, Domestic Relations, Charleston School of Law
  • Pro Bono Service Award, Charleston School of Law
  • Professional Associations and Memberships

  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Charleston Bar Association