Mr. Hicks is an associate in the Marietta office of Johnson Fistel. Mr. Hicks has experience in all aspects of trial preparation and presentation including factual investigation, drafting and responding to pleadings and discovery, expert discovery, depositions, motion practice, and jury trials.
Areas of Practice
Mr. Hicks focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on securities class actions and shareholder derivative actions. Mr. Hicks has been successful in bringing about corporate reforms related to accounting, oversight, and disclosures at publicly-traded companies.
Mr. Hicks is a member in good standing with the State Bar of Georgia and is admitted to practice in the following courts:
- The United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Georgia
- The Georgia Supreme Court
- The Georgia Court of Appeals
- All State and Superior Courts of Georgia
Prior to joining Johnson Fistel, Mr. Hicks served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Georgia Office of the Attorney General. As an Assistant Attorney General, Mr. Hicks represented numerous state government entities as lead counsel in defending against lawsuits brought under the Georgia Tort Claims Act seeking millions of dollars in government funds. Additionally, Mr. Hicks leverages his wide-ranging experience from working as an associate at a regional law firm, as law clerk, and as a prosecutor to assist clients in reaching their goals.
Education and Awards
Mr. Hicks obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. During law school, Mr. Hicks was a competing member of the Mock Trial Bar with a first-place victory at the Carolinas Competition. Mr. Hicks also developed a passion for giving back by serving as a Student Board Member of the Pro Bono Program and providing his time to causes such as the My Wills program, the Ask-a-Lawyer program, and acting as the eFile Administrator for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.
Additionally, Mr. Hicks is a graduate of the University of Georgia Terry College of Business where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Risk Management and Insurance.