Mr. Hicks is an associate in the Marietta office of Johnson Fistel. Mr. Hicks has experience in all aspects of trial preparation including factual investigation, drafting and responding to pleadings and discovery, expert discovery, depositions, motion practice, and jury trials.
Prior to joining Johnson Fistel, Mr. Hicks served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Georgia Office of the Attorney General, where he acted as lead counsel defending numerous state government entities against lawsuits brought under the Georgia Tort Claims Act. 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.
Areas of Practice: Mr. Hicks focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on securities class actions and shareholder derivative actions.
Professional Qualifications: 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
Education and Awards: Mr. Hicks is a graduate of 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 in risk management and insurance.