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Ross A. Hickman

Criminal defense Attorney at Traverse City, MI

4.3   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State MI
    Acquired 1980
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Attorney Ross Hickman has over 30 years of legal experience and is passionate about defending the criminally accused throughout Northern Michigan. From his time as the manager of the Salvation Army Men’s Social Service Center in Anchorage, Alaska, Ross gained first-hand knowledge of how the inadequacies of life can challenge people and how the legal system can adversely affect the falsely accused. He has sincere empathy for people facing the criminal justice system and has dedicated his legal career to ensuring that individuals are considered innocent until proven guilty. Ross has tried numerous cases and has helped clients avoid convictions for sexual misconduct, domestic violence, drug possession, and many other offenses. He is an independent thinker who refuses to allow others dictate his thoughts and action, instead doing what is right.

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Ross Hickman Law Office
295 Thousand Oaks Drive
Traverse City, MI, 49696


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Posted by Candy | August 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Would Hire Him Again!
I am not from this area and was accused of something by the police that I didn't do. I hired Ross to represent me in court. He was courteous, really cared about my situation, and worked with the prosecutor. I was not from the area and he was able to arrange all of my court appearances so that I only had to come up north twice! Otherwise I would have had to take more time off work at lease 4 times. He knows his stuff and was right on with what he thought my outcome would be. He returned my phone calls in a timely matter and answered all my questions.
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Effective, knowledgeable, empathetic
I hired Mr. Hickman to defend me from false allegations, and he defended me extremely well. We managed to avoid a jury trial and I am extremely pleased with the results. I highly recommend him to all potential clients.
Posted by Ryan K. | November 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney! The best around..
Phenominal attorney. I was wrongfully arrested/accused of some serious crimes and my back was against the wall.. I did extensive research and spoke with dozens of attorneys prior to speaking with Ross and came to conclusion that he was the guy to retain! He was more then diligent and stood for what was right and didn't show any mercy against the judicial system. He didn't back down, and I can reassure you... If your looking for an attorney to stand up for you and win a trial... Ross Hickman is the answer.
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Posted by Cody | November 10, 2014
Ross Hickman
I was charged with an open intox in a motor vehicle in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan. Ross Hickman was the first attorney that I chose to call. I spoke to him personally and he knew exactly what to do. This was not my first alcohol related charge so my options were limited. The case went to trial where Ross's experience really showed. He fought hard for me and I would hire him again in a heartbeat, although I hope I never have to...
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2013
Best Lawyer In Northern Michigan
Ross helped my daughter in a horrible situation and was able to work with the court system to achieve the best outcome for her circumstances. He was diligent and didn't stop until the right solution was achieved. I wouldn't have gotten the personal attention or diligence from any another attorney.
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Horrible, not worth one star/None
He was hired to Defend, he did nothing, filed nothing with court did not give reciept or return calls. When trial came he didnt even file a brief or make a opening statement. Did not one time object to prosecutor repeatedly having alledged victim read prior statements, whole paragraphs because they could not remember what they said at each hearing. Did not defend and smiled about complete railroaded conviction. The proof is in the transcripts. The convicted one or any evidence, witnesses nothing heard or shown to the court, only the accusing side. Dont believe anything good about this Person, dont put your loved ones in care of this Person. He wont give your case any care, put in any work and actually helps the prosecution. He will cause you even more hardship by trying to fix the mess he causes by not defending you at all. Trust anyone else before you do him.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Ross Hickman Law Office
  • 1984 - Present
  • Chief Asst. Prosecuting Atty
  • Antrim County Prosecuting Attorney
  • 1980 - 1984


  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of Michigan
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1972


  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • DUI Litigation Attorneys Network
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys
  • American Registry
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Attorneys
  • American Registry
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
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Criminal defense
Traverse City Criminal defense Lawyer Ross A. Hickman
Ross A. Hickman
Criminal defense Attorney
Traverse City, MI
Licensed for 43 years
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