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Aaron Todd Hicks

Aaron Todd Hicks

also known as Aaron T. Hicks, Aaron Hicks

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Wrongful Death, Car Accidents, Motorcycle Accident, Trucking Accident

About Me

I love my job and enjoy helping those in need of help.  My entire legal career has been devoted to helping people solve problems.  I use my years of experience in the legal system to help my clients find solution to the problems they were never expecting. 



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Wrongful Death: 25%
    11 years
  2. Brain Injury: 25%
    11 years
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    11 years
  4. Car Accidents: 15%
    11 years
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

61 total 

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Hicks. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Susan L. Hartman

    Aaron is a skilled attorney who cares about his clients and gets great results. I endorse this lawyer.


    Susan Hartman DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Rizio Law Firm

1801 Park Court Place
Bldg H
Santa Ana, CA, 92701




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Superb Rating - Top Attorney Personal InjuryAVVO2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2015
Premier Attorney (nominee)American Academy of Trial Attorneys2015
Litigator AwardTrial Lawyers Board of Regents2014
Top 10 Attorney Award (nominee)National Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2014
State Trial VictoriesFederal Defenders of San Diego2013
Top Contributor Personal InjuryAVVO2013
Clients' Choice Personal InjuryAVVO2012
NHTSA - DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety TestingLa Pier & Associates2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Trial AttorneyRizio Law Firm2014 - Present
Owner/AttorneyLaw Offices of Aaron T. Hicks2010 - 2014
AttorneyLaw Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc.2007 - 2010
AttorneyRizio and Nelson2005 - 2007
AttorneyFriestad Law Firm2004 - 2005
Law ClerkPrice, Rodgers, Hill and Kolarich2001 - 2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2015 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2014 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMember2014 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationAdmitted to Practice (inactive)2011 - Present
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni AssociationBoard of Directors2008 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2011
South Orange County Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2011
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2006 - 2011
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - 2011
Newport Harbor Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2011
West Orange County Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2011
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2011
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - 2014
State Bar of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2004 - Present
United States District Court, Southern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2004 - Present
San Diego County Bar AssocationMember2004 - 2013
San Diego County Bar Association, Young/New Lawyers DivisionMember2004 - 2011
University of Tennessee National Alumni AssociationMember1999 - Present
Pi Kappa Phi - Alpha SigmaVice President1994 - 1999

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People of California v. ASCase Dismissed
People of California v. VHNot guilty on B count; A count dismissed
People of California v. ECCase Dismissed

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)SociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
KLAA/AM 830 Los AngelesIgnition Interlock Devices2010
Choices and Consequences ProgramSpeaking to high school students regarding consequences of driving under the influence2010
KLAA/AM 830 Los AngelesDUI Defense - proposed Legislation regarding interlocking devices on all DUI offenders2009
KLAA AM 830 - Los AngelesCalifornia Supreme Court case McNeal on partition ratios2009
Choices and Consequences ProgramSpeaking to local high school kids about choices and consequences of DUI's2009