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Melba Dixon
Administrative Judge

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Judge Melba Dixon graduated from Linwood Elementary School and Benton High School (valedictorian) in Yazoo County, Mississippi. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree (Magna cum Laude) in Economics with a minor in Business Administration from Tougaloo College, an MBA degree from Jackson State University, and a Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law. She has also completed course work at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.

Judge Dixon currently serves as one of eight administrative law judges with the Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission. She is the first African American female to serve in this capacity. Prior to joining the Commission in 1997, she served as Special Assistant Attorney General with the Office of the Attorney General for the State of Mississippi. She served as key advisor to the State Personnel Board and state government agencies in the area of labor and employment law. She has also worked as a staff attorney for Central Mississippi Legal Services, where she provided comprehensive legal services to indigent clients in civil cases. She was employed in the area of Personnel and Human Resource Management with the Mississippi State Personnel Board and the Mississippi Library Commission for approximately ten (10) years prior to entering the legal profession.

Judge Dixon is a member of the Mississippi Bar, the Magnolia Bar Association, the Capital Area Bar Association, and the Mississippi Women Lawyers’ Association. She is also a member of Beta Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., a local / international community service organization. She formerly served as Secretary / Treasurer for the Association of State Personnel Administrators, was on the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Association of State Personnel Administrators, and was a member of the Charles Clark Inn of Court. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Middle Mississippi Girl Scout Council. Judge Dixon is among those featured in The 2010 Inaugural Edition of Who's Who In Black Mississippi.


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