Randy Dix was born May 28, 2947 New York City and raised in Harrison, New York. He has been married to Katherine J. Orr since June 1978. Randy attended and graduated from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1969, graduating cum laude with major in American Studies. He taught elementary school in suburban Philadelphia at the Episcopal School from 1970-71; the Lancaster County Day School, 1971-72 and the International School in Antwerp, Belgium, 1972-73.
Randy then attended law school at George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, Virginia from 1974-77. He was the Articles Editor of its Law Review for 2 years and graduated in top quintile of his class.
Randy was employed by Rothwell, Cappello & Berndtson Law Firm, 1720 K Street NW in Washington, DC from 1975-1980, first as a law clerk during law school and then as a lawyer. He handled a variety of federal litigation matters ranging from defamation case that went to the U.S. Supreme Court, to age discrimination in employment cases that proceeded to trial to commercial contract litigation.
Randy and his wife then relocated to Montana in 1980 to practice law in a varied practice firm in Bozeman until 1984, when he established his own law practice with a partner in Helena. He has been here practicing plaintiffs’ tort law ever since. He now functions frequently as a mediator in litigated disputes around Montana that involve alternative dispute resolution efforts at reaching settlements in what seem to be highly contentious cases, particularly in the field of medical negligence litigation.
Randy established the first Project Healing Waters program in Helena Montana 11 years ago and functioned as its PL for 9 years. He has orchestrated and attended numerous fly tying sessions and multi-day outings on Montana trout waters in connection with that program. He still continues to do so periodically.