senior attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights
J. Wells Dixon joined the Center for Constitutional Rights in 2006. He works on national security issues, including challenging the detention of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay. He represents clients in federal court, before the military commissions at Guantánamo Bay, and in various international proceedings. Among his clients is 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 Bay in 2006. Wells is also lead appellate counsel for Australian David Hicks, who is challenging his conviction for providing material support for terrorism. Wells lectures and comments frequently on national security issues. He previously worked at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP, where he specialized in white collar criminal defense and securities litigation. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Colorado School of Law, where he was editor of the Law Review. Wells is a former law clerk to the Honorable Christopher F. Droney of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.