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Koury L. Hicks

Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney at Durham, NC

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Koury Hicks

  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC 16 years
    New Mexico - NM 17 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State NM
    Acquired 2006
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Koury

Learn Koury’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
    Practice limited to consumer and business debtor bankruptcy law, 2008 to present. Real estate law, 2007 to 2008.

  2. Chapter 7 bankruptcy

  3. Bankruptcy and debt

Durham bankruptcy attorney representing consumers in Chapter 13 and Chapter 7.   Serving North Carolina residents, with offices in Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, Wilson, Fayetteville and Wilmington.

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The Law Offices of John T. Orcutt
1738 Hillandale Rd.
Durham, NC, 27705
The Law Offices of John T. Orcutt
600 Green Valley Road
Suite 210
Greensboro, NC, 27408
Law Offices of John T. Orcutt
6616-203 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC, 27615
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Posted by A. R. | December 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So grateful for Mr. Hicks
I never thought I would be the one to go bankrupt. A medical emergency and a divorce left me with a car and house I couldn't afford. I had not other choice to claim a chapter 13 bankruptcy. Mr. Hicks has been so helpful to me. Whenever complications came up in my case he handled them with ease. I know I can be a nervous wreck and Im sure I was probably on his last nerve more than a few times. Koury was always helpful in making me feel like there was a way out. I'm getting to the end of my chapter 13 and I cant say enough about this great lawyer. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I have had quite a few hiccups since I filed and Koury has been the most helpful. First, there was problem with the dollar amount agreed to when I went to court in which he stayed over with me to discuss. Second, I received a notification in the mail with wrong information and he helped me get that taken care of. Third, I was sent a letter to appear in court that I should not have. Once I reached out to Koury, he expedited the process and within the same day the matter was taken care of. I cannot think of a better lawyer to have.
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Posted by Gina | June 30, 2016
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Koury Hicks is an Excellent Attorney, Highly Skilled, Knowledgeable, Caring, Kind, Professional & A Great Person!
Koury Hicks is an Excellent Attorney, Highly Skilled, Knowledgeable, Caring, Kind, Professional & A Great Person! My husband passed away suddenly and tragically in October 2015. Koury had been my late husband's lawyer and he had an open Chapter 13 that was about 2 years old. My husband died leaving our contracting business with 10 open jobs and no contractor, my income immediately ceased at his death, and I had an extremely difficult time contemplating the open Chapter 13 bankruptcy and the two impending Chapter 7 bankruptcies (for our business and for me personally), as well as other potential legal action that was threatened against my late husband and our business. But Koury took my call personally and spoke to me at length about my options, and advised me on my next moves even before our first appointment. He handled all three cases flawlessly and professionally, and with the desired results. I highly recommend you call and request Koury Hicks if you are in need of a professional, caring and highly skilled, knowledgeable and competent attorney. He never failed to be available by email or phone if needed. He did his best for me and I believe that he is the best attorney around in his field! And kudos to his paralegal Megan, and the rest of the John T. Orcutt team as well! Thank you for making this difficult time much easier than it would have been otherwise and for giving me the peace of mind that my three simultaneous bankruptcy cases were being handled as professionally, timely and smoothly as possible. He advised me on the other legal matters, as they pertained to my bankruptcies, and I was able to avoid the other legal action. I know that my case was probably unique, but it was handled as if having three bankruptcies going at once along with other legal action being threatened was the norm, and everything proceeded as I was told it would, with no problems. Thank you so much Koury! And thank you to your entire team at John T. Orcutt!
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Posted by Russell | August 26, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Koury Hicks
Koury Hicks gets 5 out of 5 stars in my book. His professionalism, knowledge of the law and communication skills is what sets him apart from the crowd. He also looks out for my best interest and gives me sound advice whenever I need him. Koury has been my attorney for 2 years now and I can highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by randy | February 28, 2015
very satisfied with kourtys work
koury helped me with my chapter 13 process.he was very knowledgeable and paid close attention to my case.i would recommened koury to anyone with bankruptcy questions.he was very good at returning phone calls and email to keep me up to date with my case.
Posted by The Whitmans, Rougemont, NC | March 18, 2014
Recommendation for Koury L. Hicks
My husband and I filed a Chapter 13 Plan in 2010 with John Orcutt's office. Through our entire term thus far, Koury L. Hicks has been an answered prayer for us. He has been instrumental in assisting us with any problem or concern we have had, always with a positive outcome. He is a very caring person and makes us feel like we are more than just another client. While bankruptcy can be very intimidating, and usually a last resort for most people, we highly recommend Mr. Hicks if you are faced with this situation. He has certainly made a difficult situation in our lives much easier in his hard work and caring attitude with our case. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Koury!!!!
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Posted by Diana | December 6, 2013
Very fortunate to have had Mr. Hicks as an attorney.
Mr. Hicks was always very helpful. He provided detailed answers to my concerns and questions. I felt that he was genuinely concerned about my case. He was very knowledgeable and always responded quickly to my questions. When speaking with him or meeting with him I felt that he took the time to help me instead of rushing through things. I highly recommend Mr. Hicks.
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Posted by Peter | June 12, 2013
Thanks Koury
Koury helped us get through a very hard event by filing a chapter 7 bankruptcy. We could no longer afford the things that kept us in debt and we were happy to be rid of it. Thanks Koury
Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2013
Knowledgeable Bankruptcy Attorney
I filed bankruptcy in 2009. Koury Hicks was my attorney. He was always there to answer my questions and make this process so easy and less painfull.I would recomend him to anyone looking to file a consumer bankruptcy.
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2013
Koury Hicks was so helpful and professional
I had some unusual circumstances in my case that required cross reference to other state and federal appeals and written opinions. Mr. Hicks always kept me informed with realistic expectations, was thorough in his interviewing process and timely in his communications to me, usually the same day. I sincerely appreciated his assistance in a very difficult time for me.
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Posted by Deborah | April 24, 2013
Great advocate
I obviously didn't want to file bankruptcy but sometimes unforeseen circumstances can get in the way of life. I was very nervous at my 341 meeting when my name was called but Mr. Hicks sat me down and told me what to expect and addressed my concerns. He then said I was being my own worst critic of myself and that bad financial things can happen to good people and that's what bankruptcy was for. He made me feel like a person and that I had the right to get on with my life.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of John T. Orcutt
  • 2009 - Present
  • Volunteer
  • Project Salute
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Moore & Alphin, PLLC
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Little & Dranttel, PC
  • 2006 - 2007
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  • University of New Mexico School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of New Mexico
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bivens v. Shellpoint
  • Motion to dismiss overruled. Adversary proceeding for violation of stay, violation of confirmation Order, violation of discharge, and Bankruptcy Rules permitted to proceed.
  • In re Loman
  • Objection overruled, court found that the clear language of the statute supported an interpretation allowing for plan modifications extending 84 months from the date of confirmation
  • In re Hillmon
  • Court disallowed mortgage servicer's fees pursuant to North Carolina consumer protection law.
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  • North Carolina Bar Association- Bankruptcy Section
  • Council member
  • 2020 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy Law
  • American Board of Specialization
  • 2015


  • Means Testing for the North Carolina Bankruptcy Practice Manual 2017 Edition
  • North Carolina Bankruptcy Practice Manual
  • 2017
  • Means Testing for the North Carolina Bankruptcy Practice Manual 2012 Edition
  • North Carolina Bankruptcy Practice Manual
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • 34th annual Bankruptcy Institute
  • Means Testing.
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (9)
Endorse Koury
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Koury is a vigilant protector of consumer rights. He has an extra focus on mortgages because so many of our clients have been struggling with keeping their mortgage current in an uncertain economy, fighting against the wall for a hope of a modification, or looking for plan forward when the bank decides they want to foreclose and take the home. Koury presents the options that a person may not have been aware of and they can chart a path forward for that family."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Koury is an excellent bankruptcy attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Koury has incredible talent practicing consumer bankruptcy law."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Koury Hicks since 2007 and he has proven to an absolutely amazing bankruptcy attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Koury Hicks is a great bankruptcy attorney and has contributed a lot to consumer bankruptcy in North Carolina."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Koury Hicks is the hardest working man in bankruptcy and puts in as much time as is necessary to give his clients the best results possible."
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Durham Chapter 13 bankruptcy Lawyer Koury L. Hicks
Koury L. Hicks
Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
Durham, NC
Licensed for 17 years
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