J. Wells Dixon
Senior Staff Attorney
J. Wells Dixon is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where he specializes in challenging unlawful detentions at the Guantánamo prison. Wells represents clients in federal court, before the military commissions at Guantánamo, and in various international proceedings. Among his clients are former Baltimore-area resident Majid Khan, who was imprisoned and tortured in secret CIA “black sites” for more than three years before he was transferred to Guantánamo, and David Hicks, an Australian citizen and one of the first men taken to Guantánamo after 9/11. Prior to coming to the Center for Constitutional Rights, Wells worked at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, where he specialized in white collar criminal defense and securities litigation. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Law and a former law clerk to Federal Judge Christopher F. Droney in Connecticut. Wells is frequently cited as a Guantánamo expert in major news outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald, and MSNBC, among others.