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Randall Bruce Hicks

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  1. Excellent lawyer

    Posted by Rebecca, a Adoption client,
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     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
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     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Randall Hicks.
    • I hired Randall 1-3 years ago.
    • Randall handled my Adoption matter.

    Randall Hicks did a stepparent adoption for us. He did an excellent job and did it fast. Very fair pricing. And when we went to court for the final hearing, it was obvious the judge knew and liked him a lot, which made us feel very confident.

  2. A fantastic lawyer for us

    Posted by Trevor, a Adoption client,
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    • I recommend Randall Hicks.
    • I hired Randall 1-3 years ago.
    • Randall handled my Adoption matter.

    Randy was an excellent attorney for us. We could not have been happier. He took us from the beginning, - finding a birth mother - to all the legal steps - to completing the adoption in court. What impressed us the most was that we'd each used lawyers in past years, myself for a divorce and my wife for a bankruptcy. Neither experience was very good. But Randy was very personal, and even when we called him on the weekends we could always reach him. His fees were very fair and I had the feeling he did a lot of work he didn't even charge us for, a big difference from being nickel and dimed by past lawyers. I guess most important, he really, really seems to know everything about adoption.

  3. Find another attorney

    Posted by Anne,
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    • I do not recommend Randall Hicks.

    My husband and I have adopted three children. We hired Mr. Hicks at one time. Once our money was paid, we could not get in touch with him personally. His secretary at the time was very rude and abbrasive. We moved on to someone else and had a successful and positive adoption experience, but lost the entire money we had paid for Mr. Hicks adoption services. I do no recommend this attorney.

    1. Randall Bruce Hicks

      Randall Hicks

      Lawyer Comment:

      I strive to return every call promptly so I don't feel this individual's statement is accurate. In fact, my voice mail includes an option to connect immediately to my personal cell phone, which I can normally answer even on weekends and evenings. I can't imagine an attorney being more accessible and I think I go way beyond the norm compared to other attorneys.
      I can understand a client's disappointment - if this person was even ever actually a client - if they are not successful in being selected by a birth mother. However, I make sure each prospective client knows that an adoption cannot be guaranteed, as it is the birth mother who considers many equally qualified and deserving adoptive families, and makes her determination based upon her own personal values and desires. In independent adoption the birth mother selects the adoptive family, not the attorney, not an adoption agency.
      I also tell every prospective client (and it is common sense), that most birth mothers tend to favor adoptive families that do not yet have children, or if they do, they have a small number of children. When an adoptive family has existing children, that is clearly the most wonderful aspect of their lives, but in the adoption world it can make it more difficult to adopt. The reality is most birth mothers want to "create" a family for someone, not "enlarge" an existing family. And with each existing child it becomes statistically more difficult. So a family with three children will often have a much more difficult time being selected than a childless couple, or a couple with only one child. I make sure every prospective client knows this reality, but sometimes they think these statistics will not apply to them, and are upset when they become reality.

      Posted over 1 year ago. Flag

  4. Great lawyer!

    Posted by Marcus and Beth, a Adoption client,
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    Trustworthy
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    Responsive
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    Knowledgeable
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    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Randall Hicks.
    • I hired Randall more than 3 years ago.
    • Randall handled my Adoption matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    Randy assisted us with the adoption of our daughter last year. He was very nice, worked great with our birth mother, and kept us informed all the way through. He made the complicated stuff about the birth father go very smoothly. We found him through one of the books he wrote on adoption. His fees were very fair, and the federal tax credit actually paid for our whole adoption!