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Donald Robert Hicks

Criminal defense Attorney at Akron, OH

4.9   7 reviews

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Licensed for 39 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1983
Updated 11/12/2022

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Donald R. Hicks
159 S Main St Ste 423
Akron, OH, 44308-1305


4.9 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Javan | March 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Kindness and compassion in a system usually lacking it.
Don was the best experience I ever had with a lawyer. He would show up to the jail when most lawyers would be home not even thinking about their clients. He went above and beyond for me since day one. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
One of the absolute best in the city of Akron bar none
Attorney Donald Hicks is in my opinion one of the best defense lawyers in the city of akron oh. I've never seen a pubic defender with as much heart and understanding. He not only came to see me in the county way after hours to talk to me about my case, he also pleaded my case down to a misdemeanor (even though I shouldn't have been in there in the first place but that's how the legal system works) he's one of the best and winnest lawyers in the city and a very understanding honest and kind person. I truly am grateful to have had him as my counsel
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Posted by Tanya | May 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great person
I hired Don to help with defending me in a domestic violence case that was really self defense. He was very kind and understanding and a hard worker. What he said would probably happen did. I am so grateful to him for helping me and my family through this horrible thing.
Posted by Bill Gredik | November 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I had Don represent us when he was in east Akron
We were in a car accident and the other guy had no insurance. Don was able to reach a 30 thousand settlement under uninsured motorist B.I.. The case closed in less than 9 months. Hes a good guy and I knew his family from way back
Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2015
Criminal client review
Attorney Donald Hicks is an outstanding attorney. The representation I experienced was excellent. He always returns calls and actually listens to your side of the story. He is very knowledgeable and helpful. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome with my case. I would recommend him to anybody in need of good criminal representation.
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Posted by Juanita | January 20, 2015
Former Fraud Investigator
Atty Hicks is a kind, professional and knowledgeable man. He has always responded to any questions that I've had. I have recommended him to relatives.
Posted by Brit | February 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
One of the best
I had him for a recent case my parents retained him for me and he worked hard and knows what he's talking about. He's so gentle andSoft spoken yet so fierce . He came every week to the county for 2 months (sometimes just to check on me.) usually late at night and even on easter. He doesn't judge or intimidate-like some others can . I started off with a F1 manufacturing and he got it reduced to f4 attempted illegal assembly! He Got me into a program when sentenced kept me out of prison and with my daughter
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AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)


  • Ohio Northern University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • University of Akron
  • MA - Masters
  • 1983
  • University of Akron
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Legal Cases

  • State of Ohio v. Phillip L. Jones


  • Optimist Club of Akron
  • Former President
  • 1984 - Present
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • French

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have watched Don in court on several occasions and he is extremely knowledgeable and is well respected by everyone. He is soft spoken, but fights hard for his clients, and he is a true gentleman."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Don is a highly skilled attorney. He is always extremely prepared and represents his clients zealously. Don is well respected within the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of sitting second chair to Mr. Hicks on a capital murder case. Working with Don and learning from him showed me a whole new level of lawyering. Not to say he isn't great on the little cases but when someones life is on the line there really is no one better then Don Hicks. I endorse this lawyer."
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Criminal defense

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Donald Robert Hicks
Criminal defense Attorney
Akron, OH
Licensed for 39 years