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As a Former District Court Judge, I have seen all aspects of the law and all types of cases played out in the Courtroom.  I have seen good and not so good attorneys.  I have seen justice served and justice denied.  I vowed that when I left the bench, I would not rest until my clients were well informed of each step of the process that they are going through; that my clients saw the best possible solution to their legal problems.  It is rare that a person actually wants to be in the legal system, but just because a person finds themselves in a situation that requires legal help does not mean that they should be left without a guide.  I have the experience and knowledge to not just defend you, but to be on the offense for your interest!


I have been an attorney for over 15 years.  I have been an Assistant District Attorney, a Special Assistant United States Attorney, a Special Prosecutor assigned to the Narcotics Task Force, and I was a Trial Team Chief in the District Attorney's Office.  And, as you know, I spent a little over two years as a State District Court Judge.  I maintained a private practice before and now after my public service.  I have experience throughout the legal system and across the State of Texas.  I know how to best help you with what ever your legal problems may be.


I am a hard working attorney that believes that my client's come first. Whether it is a mediation and we are looking to resolve a difficult case with a fair, just settlement, or you are looking for an attorney with the inside track to the courthouse - I'm your man! Let me bring my years of litigation and judicial experience to bear in finding a satisfactory resolution to your legal problems.


Here at Ortega, McGlashan, Hicks & Perez, our entire team of professionals stand ready to go to task for you!  Initial consultations with our knowledgeable staff are free and if, for some reason, we can't help you, then we will make sure to get you to someone that can help you.  Don't feel lost, don't feel overwhelmed, come and see us!  Let us help you! 


Thank you for your time and consideration.



Bill D. Hicks

Managing Partner

Ortega, McGlashan, Hicks & Perez PLLC


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 30%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. Mediation: 15%
  4. Litigation: 10%
  5. Other: 15%
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Contact info


609 Myrtle Ave Ste 100
Ortega, McGlashan, Hicks & Perez PLLC
El Paso, TX, 79901-2568


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199708/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
National Association of Distinguished CounselNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Vince Ward FellowRotary Club of El Paso2012
Paul Harris FellowRotary Club International2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerOrtega, McGlashan, Hicks & Perez PLLC2014 - Present
Attorney and Counselor at LawLaw Offices of Bill D. Hicks2012 - 2014
State District Court Judge243rd Judicial District Court2010 - 2012
Trial Team Chief34th Judicial District Attorney's Office2009 - 2010
Special Assistant United States AttorneysUnited States Attorneys' Office2003 - 2008
Assistant District Attorney34th Judicial District Attorney's Office1998 - 2010
Attorney and Counselor at LawLaw Offices of Bill D. Hicks1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Texas, Family Law SectionMember2013 - Present
El Paso Bar Association - Criminal Defense SectionMember2013 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2013 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice SectionMember2012 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Litigation SectionMember2012 - Present
Make a Wish FoundationAdvisory Board2010 - Present
Mexican American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Rotary Club of El PasoPresident-Elect2008 - Present
El Paso A&M ClubPresident2001 - Present
Federal Western District of TexasMember2001 - Present
El Paso Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2000 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1997 - Present
Delta Theta Phi Law FraternityMember1996 - Present
Texas Association of District Court JudgesJudge2010 - 2012
Texas District and County Attorneys AssociationMember1998 - 2010
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - 2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1997
Texas A&M University, College StationPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Peace Conference - Peace Begins at HomeCivilian - Military Interaction2013
Law Enforcment ClassLaw and Court Structure2013
EPISD In Service for Criminal Justice InstructorsCurrent Trends in Criminal Law2013
People to People El Paso Regional ConferenceTeenages and the Law2012
Texas Court Reporter's Association Regional SeminarJudicial Panelist2011
TACA Annual ConfernceEfficient Docket Managment2011
El Paso Police Explorer's ClassCourtroom Demeanor and Criminal Law2011