Wright T. Dixon, Jr.
Wright Dixon led a distinguished career as one of the State's premier litigators, as well as one of the
most respected lawyers in the State. He was a founding partner of the firm, practicing over 50 years
with Bailey & Dixon.
His primary areas of practice were litigation, municipal risk management and administrative law in the
engineering and land surveying fields.
Wright served as an officer with the Marine Corps in Guam and China during World War II. He returned
to school after the war and received his bachelor's degree from Duke University in 1947 and his law
degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1951.
His career highlights a further commitment to public service. He served as President of both the
Wake County Bar and North Carolina State Bar (1984 to 1985). The Wake County Bar honored him with
the Joseph Branch Professionalism Award. Wright also served as President of the Wake County Bar
Association, the Raleigh Kiwanis Club, the Sphinx Club and the Terpsichorean Club. Later, he served
as Chair of the Raleigh Board of Adjustment and member of the Rex Hospital Foundation.