Jeffrey C. Hicks is a founding member of Hicks & Mullett, PLLC. His practice is concentrated in real property law including: commercial and residential real estate; zoning; development; boundary disputes; easements; homeowner/condo associations; and, land use. His practice also includes business formations, business and business asset sales and acquisitions, general business law, and commercial real estate banking.
Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Hicks clerked for the Honorable Philip D. Schaefer of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court for the County of Kalamazoo. Mr. Hicks also spent four years with the Michigan Court of Appeals in the First, Second and Fourth Districts. During that time he completed an internship with Michigan Court of Appeals Judge, Henry William Saad. Prior to forming the firm, Mr. Hicks practiced with a Lansing law firm specializing in real property, land use, wetlands, and water law. His clients include financial institutions, developers, investors, large and small businesses, franchises, individuals and families.
Mr. Hicks is a graduate of Wayne State University Law School and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science-Prelaw from Michigan State University. He is the Chairman of the Delta Township Zoning Board of Appeals, and the Delta Township Sign Board of Appeals. He is also the Chairman of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce's Delta Government Relations Committee.
Mr. Hicks serves on the following local committees and boards:
Michigan Land Title Standards Committee of the Real Property Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan
Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Executive Committee (Legal Counsel);
Habitat For Humanity-Lansing Board of Directors, and Land Acquisition Committee (past member);
Ingham Regional Medical Center - Ingham Regional Healthcare Foundation Board of Directors, Contributor Gifts Division Chair, Grants Committee Chair
Lansing Sesquicentennial Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors
Past-President of the MSU Alumni Club of Mid-Michigan
MSU Alumni Association National Advisory Council
President - Lansing Rotary Foundation
Ingham County Bar Association Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee
Mr. Hicks is also a licensed real estate broker. He is a frequent speaker and contributor on real estate issues. He has been a presenter before the Michigan Association for Justice's (formerly Michigan Trial Lawyers Association) People's Law School at Thomas M. Cooley Law School (course materials), the Landlord's Of Mid-Michigan, Lansing Community College, Lorman Education Seminars, and has written for Michigan Lawyers Weekly (article). Mr. Hicks is admitted to practice in all Michigan State and Federal Courts, and the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.