Born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Dax Lopez moved to Georgia at the age of six. Constantly on the move, Dax lived in six states, mostly in the South, throughout his childhood. Dax attended Vanderbilt University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. He obtained his law degree from Vanderbilt Law School, where he served as president of the Vanderbilt Bar Association and as an editor on the Vanderbilt Journal Transnational Law.
After graduation, Dax served as the law clerk for the Hon. Hector M. Laffitte in the Federal District Court for the District of Puerto Rico. Dax returned to Atlanta in 2002 to commence his career as an attorney at Holland & Knight, LLP, where he practiced in the complex civil litigation group for three years. In 2005, Dax joined the litigation group at Ashe, Rafuse & Hill, where he handled class actions, employment matters, and product liability cases. In 2008, Dax furthered his commercial litigation experience by joining the litigation group at Foltz & Martin LLC.
Dax is a past president of the Georgia Hispanic Bar Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials. Dax remains active in and committed to several other civic and community organizations.
On August 10, 2010, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue appointed Dax to the State Court of DeKalb County, where he presides over both criminal and civil matters. Dax also presides over the only Spanish speaking DUI court in Georgia.