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M. Buck Dixon


Business Phone: 404.885.2627
Business Fax: 404.885.3900


Buck Dixon is an Associate in the Environmental and Natural Resources Section. Buck’s practice focuses on advising clients with respect to regulatory compliance and enforcement defense, including construction, permitting and siting, under the Pipeline Safety Act, the Natural Gas Act, and applicable environmental laws. He also advises clients on regulatory and enforcement matters under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and their state counterparts. Additionally, Buck assists clients in navigating federal and state rulemaking processes by helping them prepare comments to proposed rules and judicially challenge final rules. Buck’s clients include oil and natural gas pipeline companies and electric utilities.

Before joining Troutman Sanders, Buck was an Analyst for the Georgia House of Representatives Budget and Research Office. There, he specialized in natural resources and environmental policy.


  • Interviewed, "Minor Granted Asylum in Atlanta," WABE's Closer Look (August 14, 2017).
  • Quoted, "Troutman Sanders Helps Teen Pro Bono Client Win Asylum," Law360 (August 11, 2017).
  • Quoted, "Troutman Associate Wins Asylum for Guatemalan Boy Escaping Drug Gang," Daily Report (August 4, 2017).
  • Buck Dixon, “Challenges Continue for Pipeline Construction at the State Level,” Perspectives on Georgia’s Environment, State Bar of Georgia, Environmental Law Section (Summer 2017).
  • Brooks Smith, Justin Wong & Buck Dixon, “Multidistrict Transfer and Consolidation—WOTUS Cases,” Natural Resources & Environment, Vol. 30, No. 4 (Spring 2016).
  • Buck Dixon and Blair Brown, Conservation and Natural Resources: Parks, Historic Areas, Memorials, and Recreation, 31 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 1 (2014).

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Generation Green of the Georgia Conservancy, Board Member

Rankings and Recognition

Professional Experience

  • Associate, Troutman Sanders LLP, 2015–Present
  • Analyst, Georgia House of Representatives Budget and Research Office, 2011–2014



  • Georgia State University, J.D., cum laude, 2015
    Editor-in-Chief, Georgia State University Law Review (2014–15)
  • University of Georgia, B.A., cum laude, 2010

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Superior Court of Fulton County