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Emil R. Dixon

Principal Attorney

I am the principal attorney at the Davis Legal Center, a boutique immigration law office in Northern California focusing exclusively on churches, ministers, missionaries, and religious workers of all denominations. I have more than a decade of experience working on human rights and immigration law and policy matters across the globe. I have represented individuals, for-profit corporations, and non-profit entities from more than 50 countries where I have successfully overseen more than 1,000 successful religious worker and minister cases.

I serve as the senior immigration counsel for one of the world’s major religious denominations where I oversee immigration matters for hundreds of churches around the globe. I have also successfully negotiated immigration solutions with foreign governments, consulates, and immigration officials on five continents.

Whether you are a small church that wants to sponsor a minister or other religious worker for a visa or a large denomination relocating a team of religious workers who need training, I have the experience to successfully guide you to success.


  • LL.M., New York University School of Law
  • ​J.D., University of California, Davis, School of Law

Memberships & Associations:

  • California State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • ABA
  • State Bar
  • AILA

Why Choose Davis Legal Center?

  • Decade of Experience

    Our principal attorney has more than a decade of experience working in human rights, immigration, and international policy.

  • Religious Focus

    Davis Legal Center only works with churches and religious workers, so you benefit from our specialized expertise.

  • Global Representation
    Davis Legal Center has represented clients in more than 50 countries and has the experience to provide full legal representation no matter your location.
  • All Denominations

    Davis Legal Center is experienced working with all religious denominations and cross-denominational staff.

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