Dixon & Thompson Law

Dixon & Thompson Law

North Carolina Injury Attorneys, Real Estate Lawyers, Criminal Defense--Small Town Service, Big City Experience.

Firm Overview

Born and raised in Eastern North Carolina, the attorneys at Dixon & Thompson Law give their clients straight-forward advice and quality legal representation. Call us at 252-482-8696 during business hours, or email us anytime.

"Small Town Service. Big City Experience" is a promise we make to our clients. When we tell our clients, "We'll take care of you," we mean it.

Our firm was formed by first cousins Sam Dixon and Sanford Thompson. Our attorneys were born and reared in Eastern North Carolina. Mr. Dixon and Mr. Thompson both worked for large Raleigh law firms that represented insurance companies and major corporations. They gained solid legal skills working on all kinds of large, complex cases. However, they were not satisfied at how impersonal big law firms could be, and they wanted to represent people, families, and small businesses. Mr. Dixon moved home to Edenton in 1990, and Mr. Thompson went out on his own in 1992.

For years before forming Dixon & Thompson Law PLLC, Sam Dixon and Sanford Thompson often teamed up, and they have represented many clients in Northeastern North Carolina. They saw a need in Northeastern North Carolina for a firm fully committed to delivering the highest quality legal work with the personal, individualized service of a small town practice so they formed Dixon & Thompson Law PLLC.

-WE BELIEVE STRONG ADVOCACY REQUIRES
NOT ONLY SKILL BUT ALSO HARD WORK

-OUR CLIENTS DESERVE QUICK TURN AROUND
WITHOUT SACRIFICING RESULTS

-WE DESIGN A CUSTOM PLAN OF
REPRESENTATION FOR EACH CLIENT
Main Office
Main Office
117 West Eden Street
Edenton   NC  27932
Phone
  • (252) 482-8696
Websites

Sam Dixon

Born and raised in Eastern North Carolina, the attorneys at Dixon and Thompson Law give their clients straight-forward advice and quality legal representation. Call us at 252-482-8696 during business hours, or email us anytime.

Samuel B. Dixon has, for the last 25 years, represented defendants charged with serious felonies, such as breaking and entering, larceny, burglary, 1st and 2nd degree murder, possession of drugs, rape, and indecent liberties. He is experienced in capital trial procedures. He routinely represents defendants in Traffic Court in northeast North Carolina. He believes that thorough preparation is the most important part of a good criminal defense. He has handled a significant number of capital trials from indictment to verdict.

He has spoken at numerous Continuing Legal Education seminars in these areas of law.

Mr. Dixon was born in Edenton in 1961. He attended school in Edenton and was graduated in 1980 from Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, Virginia. In 1984 he received a BA degree in Political Science from UNC Chapel Hill. After a year backpacking throughout Europe he attended Wake Forest School of Law where he received his JD degree in 1988.

He is a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Edenton where he was formerly on the Vestry. He was president of the First Judicial District Bar in 2001; he is a member of the Edenton Historical Commission, and a former member of Preservation North Carolina.

Mr. Dixon was Edenton's Town Attorney from 1993 to 1997. Since 1997, he has been a member of Edenton's Town Council.

Dixon serves on numerous local, state, and national boards, and is active in the region, where his family has lived for generations.

Dixon wrote "Stayin' Put: Short Stories From Edenton" an informative and entertaining compendium of the town seen through the eyes of one of its most devoted citizens.

Sanford Thompson

Born and raised in Eastern North Carolina, the attorneys at Dixon & Thompson Law give their clients straight-forward advice and quality legal representation. Call us at 252-482-8696 during business hours, or contact us anytime.

Sanford Thompson grew up in Raleigh and attended public schools. He graduated from UNC in 1977 and from UNC Law School in 1980.

He returned to Raleigh in 1980 and practiced at the largest law firm in North Carolina which exclusively represented insurance companies and corporations for 11 years. Thompson handled large accident cases; represented trucking companies and truck drivers; defended hospitals and doctors; represented product manufacturers; defended retail stores and businesses; and represented insurance companies and insurance agencies against their policyholders and clients.

He tried many cases and handled many appeals but decided he instead wanted to help people and stop fighting against individuals, families, and small businesses.

After "changing sides" in 1992, Thompson used what he learned to help people and small businesses get what they deserve. His practice is limited to only those type cases where he has strong experience, and he controls his work load to give his clients the best possible representation.

Thompson and his wife have three children. Despite the passion for his job and commitment to his clients, he says he stays fresh by devoting time to my family and life outside the office, including time with church and friends. "I enjoy golf, fishing, yoga, and exercise. Keeping balance in my life helps me empathize and serve my clients better," he said.

Paul "Faison" S. Winborne

Born and raised in Eastern North Carolina, the attorneys at Dixon & Thompson Law give their clients straight-forward advice and quality legal representation. Call us at 252-482-8696 during business hours, or contact us anytime.

Paul "Faison" S. Winborne, after practicing law in Raleigh, N.C. for 28 years joined Dixon & Thompson in 2016. While new to the area, his family roots are in Hertford County, NC, making him a natural fit in Northeastern North Carolina.

Concentrating in Family Law, Civil Litigation, Bankruptcy, and Wills and Estates, he brings a vast experience in every level of state court including District Court, Superior Court and the N.C. Court of Appeals, as well as Federal Court including the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and before the Social Security Administration. His experience and background allow him to approach each case to meet each client's goals, and keep in mind the cost in time and money.

He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, Family Law Section, the American Bar Association as well as being a past member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

When not practicing law, Faison enjoys reading, being outdoors, including hunting, fishing and hiking. He is married to Jane Dowdy Winborne, and has 3 children, Lil, Perry, and Smith.

Susan S. Small, NC Certified Paralegal

Susan Small began working with Dixon & Thompson in 1999. She has worked as a Real Estate Paralegal since 1977, and received her North Carolina Certified Paralegal designation in 2006. She specializes in real estate transactions and estate administration.
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