Senior Assistant District Attorney Deshala Dixon and Seterria Brodnex, a prosecutor in Juvenile Court were sworn in for their new positions by McDuffie County Probate Judge Valerie Burley last week and have already begun their work with the Toombs Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office led by District Attorney Bill Doupe.
Dixon has been an Assistant District Attorney for over a dozen years and has spent her career prosecuting some of Georgia’s toughest criminals. She has a passion for prosecuting those who harm women and children including those accused of child molestations, child abuse, sexual assaults, rapes, and murders.
Prior to working at the Toombs Judicial Circuit in which she is now assigned to Wilkes County, Dixon was head of the Special Victims Unit in the Houston Judicial Circuit and a Senior Assistant District Attorney in the Macon Judicial Circuit. In 2013, she received one of the highest honors for an attorney in Georgia when she was named one of the ’40 Best Attorneys in Georgia Under the Age of 40’ by Daily Reports Magazine.
Dixon is a 2004 graduate of Boston College Law School where she received the Wendell F. Grimes Award for Outstanding Work in Advocacy Competitions. She has a master’s degree in education from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Hampton University. She was chairman of the 2013 Georgia State Bar’s High School Mock Trial Competition and remains active with that organization.
In her spare time, Dixon is an avid runner and has run several half marathons and won numerous 5Ks. In 2011, she started the Middle Georgia chapter of Black Girls Run!, a national running group that encourages women to be physically active. Dixon is married to Carl Murray, a Thomson native and a special agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Brodnex is originally from North Carolina and attended Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law where she earned her J.D. in 2008. She then went on to earn her advanced law degree (LLM) from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., before returning to the Atlanta area where she later earned her MBA.
Brodnex has practiced law since 2009. For the past several years, she worked as a staff attorney for the Gwinnett Sexual Assault Center and Children’s Advocacy Center where her work focused on civil remedies for victims of sex crimes and on helping victims and families navigate the criminal justice system.
She is now happy to call the Toombs Circuit her home and lives in Thomson. She is eager to help victims of crimes by trying cases in the courtroom. Brodnex also is fluent in Spanish.
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