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Billy Don Hicks Jr.

Personal injury Attorney at El Paso, TX

4.8   9 reviews

also known as Bill D. Hicks


Licensed for 25 years

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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 and a person fighting for them.  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 20 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, I was honored to serve 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 bare in finding a satisfactory resolution to your legal problems.

 

Here at The Law Office of Bill D. Hicks, our entire team of professionals stand ready to go to work 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 BE YOUR VOICE FOR JUSTICE! 

 

Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

-Bill

Bill D. Hicks

Former District Court Judge

The Law Office of Bill D. Hicks P.C.

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Licensed for 25 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1997
Updated 10/23/2022

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Posted by Coy | April 23, 2013
Very Thank ful and now Knowledgeable about the Law
I would like to thank Bill Hicks for handeling my case. My situation was not unusual at first or so I thought. The incident was a DUI and "fleeing the scene", which in my case was neither, but that is not how the "report" was written. I happened to make a "big" mistake and let my friend drive us home late one night. He was driving his wife's Nissan, unfortunately brand new. We hit a concrete barrier on a quiet highway, head on and totaled the vehicle. I was left "semi" conscience at the scene, but he was able to leave. I could not believe I was being arrested for DUI, Grand Theft and Evading arrest. I thought I am going to lose my job and become a convicted felon. How will I suppoort my family? Once I was released from the emergency room and jail, I realized that this one bad decision, will impact the rest of my life and started thinking how am I going to "clean" this up? I chose Bill Hicks due to his past of being an ADA and Judge and hearing good things. I walked into his office and felt in a short period of time, we were a team. I thought I will get through this and be able to regain my life! What I learned about the law and how it "really" works is something I will never forget! I was not guilty of these charges, but in due time I will be a free man! I felt that even though our relationship was business, Bill believed in me and that was a good feeling when going to court. I can't thank Bill enough and would recommend him to anyone!
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Posted by Leslie | April 19, 2013
Excellent Lawyer - Exceptional Service
Bill Hicks served as my attorney in a wrongful termination/contract dispute with my employer. Throughout the process he was honest, straightforward, and available. He listened to my concerns, thoroughly researched the case, and persistently worked towards a resolution in my favor. He is also compassionate and patiently helped me through a very difficult situation. I recommend Bill Hicks without hesitation. He is a great lawyer who listens to his clients and serves their interests while maintaining the highest ethical standards. I could not have asked for better service.
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Posted by Monique | February 28, 2022
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Best Lawyer Highly Recommend!
Mr. Hicks is a wonderful lawyer and I'm very happy I chose him to represent me. His staff Jennifer, Josh, and Khendra are all of great assistance who are very supportive. If you're looking for a lawyer, look no further. I highly recommend Mr. Hicks.
Posted by Luciana Nino | April 6, 2021
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Amazing Attorney
had a wonderful experience with Mr. Hicks, was very responsive and he listened to me. I gave him my concerns and he got on it immediately. Jennifer his assistant was amazing and had very good customer service, friendly and always helpful. Highly recommend Mr. Hicks and his team!
Posted by Melissa | August 3, 2020
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Amazing services ~ 100% satisfied!
Mr. Hicks was the most professional, timely and effective lawyer I have ever met. His immediate & thorough responses to all my inquiries and diligence with my case through COVID was just phenomenal! He personally met me for every court appearance, ensured times and dates were verified and convenient, and kept me up to date on the ever-changing dynamics of courts being closed due to the pandemic. His fees were well worth every penny I spent to obtain his valuable services & I am forever grateful!
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Posted by Christina | November 27, 2018
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THE BEST OF THE BEST
I am so glad that I Finally found my Law Office for all of my legal needs and My attorney for all of my future civil cases if any comes up... I had a small JP case which was about to turn into a very big mess So I stopped by the “Law Office of Ortega, Mcglashan, Hicks and Perez“ as they have a great reputation and I have had the pleasure of having Billy Hicks as my attorney for this JP case and I couldn’t be any happier of the results that he did achieve where he took care of the situation on the same day before it goes to the hearing.. Billy Hicks is a very honest , straightforward and extremely knowledgeable attorney and who will do his best to achieve the results in favor of his clients and for the first time I didn’t have to second guess the info attorney is providing and his professionalism is at an utmost level....
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Posted by Steven | August 6, 2015
Effective and Very Knowledgable Representations
When I hired Ortega, McGlashan, Hicks & Perez, I specifically asked for Judge Hicks because I had been told about his background. The first time we went to court, I was very impressed. Everyone treated my attorney with respect - other attorneys, the prosecutor and even the Judge in my case. Then I got to sit down and have a strategy session on what to do on my case. Judge Hicks was very knowledgeable about the law and how to best play out my case. It took longer than I had hoped, but the results were better than I thought possible. Thank you so much Judge Hicks, you have saved my future! I promise I won't let you down!
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Posted by Chris Gober | May 9, 2013
Stellar record of service and integrity
I have known Bill personally for fifteen years, and I have always been impressed with his record of accomplishments as well as his service to the community. As a fellow member of the bar, I hold him in high regard for his honesty and integrity, and I would certainly recommend him to potential clients in need of his services.
Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2014
Doesn't keep you informed and confident in resolution.
Family Law case. Seemed knowledgeable but after making payments didn't keep me informed of dates and where we were at in the process. $2000 least they could do Is email me once a week or 2 what they have done.
Response from Billy Hicks July 14, 2014
I am sorry that this client did not feel that they were kept informed of the status of their case. The legal process is a long process, unfortunately. The family law courts in particular are very backed up which means that there will be many weeks, and in some cases months in between your hearings. During that time there will be literally nothing happening in your case. I certainly understand that this is frustrating for you, but it is the situation that we have to deal with. At any time, any client can email me directly or call the office for an update on their case. We try to update our clients as there are developments on their on their cases. I wish that it was possible to seek speedier resolutions for our clients, but we are dealing with a poorly funded and very heavily back-loaded system. To all of our clients, please feel free to contact us at any time to let us know your frustration. While we may not be able to do anything about it, we will certainly listen and do what we can.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Counselor at Law
  • The Law Office of Bill D. Hicks P.C.
  • 2020 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Ortega, McGlashan, Hicks & Perez PLLC
  • 2014 - 2020
  • Attorney and Counselor at Law
  • Law Offices of Bill D. Hicks
  • 2012 - 2014
  • State District Court Judge
  • 243rd Judicial District Court
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Trial Team Chief
  • 34th Judicial District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Special Assistant United States Attorneys
  • United States Attorneys' Office
  • 2003 - 2008
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • 34th Judicial District Attorney's Office
  • 1998 - 2010
  • Attorney and Counselor at Law
  • Law Offices of Bill D. Hicks
  • 1997 - 1998
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Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Texas A&M University, College Station
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • State v. Jesus Nanez
  • Case DIMISSED with prejudice!

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • El Paso Bar Association - Criminal Defense Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Make a Wish Foundation
  • Advisory Board
  • 2010 - Present
  • Rotary Club of El Paso
  • Past President (2017-2018)
  • 2008 - Present
  • Federal Western District of Texas
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • El Paso A&M Club
  • Past President (2013-2015)
  • 2001 - Present
  • El Paso Bar Association
  • Board of Directors (2015-2018)
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • City of El Paso Special Ethics Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 2019 - 2020
  • El Paso County Ethics Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Condemnation Commission
  • Special Commissioner
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Texas Association of District Court Judges
  • Judge
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Texas District and County Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2010
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Best Divorce Lawyer in El Paso
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Attorneys for Client Service
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys
  • National Trial Attorneys Association
  • 2020
  • Best Personal Injury Attorneys in El Paso
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Paul Harris Fellow
  • Rotary International Foundation
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Attorneys for Client Service
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys for Client Service
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Paul Harris Fellow
  • Rotary Club International
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys for Client Service
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top One Percent of Attorneys
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Paul Harris Fellow
  • Rotary Club International
  • 2014
  • Vince Ward Fellow
  • Rotary Club of El Paso
  • 2012
  • Paul Harris Fellow
  • Rotary Club International
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • El Paso Paralegal Association Monthly Meeting
  • 2020 Jury Trials: The Past, The Present and The Future ???
  • 2020
  • Peace Conference - Peace Begins at Home
  • Civilian - Military Interaction
  • 2013
  • Law Enforcment Class
  • Law and Court Structure
  • 2013
  • EPISD In Service for Criminal Justice Instructors
  • Current Trends in Criminal Law
  • 2013
  • People to People El Paso Regional Conference
  • Teenages and the Law
  • 2012
  • Texas Court Reporter's Association Regional Seminar
  • Judicial Panelist
  • 2011
  • TACA Annual Confernce
  • Efficient Docket Managment
  • 2011
  • El Paso Police Explorer's Class
  • Courtroom Demeanor and Criminal Law
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (10)
Litigation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill is an outstanding litigator and very respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I needed assistance with an important criminal matter in Sierra Blanca (I'm in Dallas). After some research, it became apparent that Bill was a trusted and experienced attorney who could help. He treated my client well and assisted in working out a great result via a plea. Bill will be my first call for any business I have in west Texas."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Billy. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Hicks not only answered his own phone, but immediately did a little research on a matter which was out of our jurisdiction. We were very impressed with his willingness to help at short notice. He seemed to have a great handle on the workings of the court system in El Paso and the judge on this case."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Judge Hicks - he is a great trial attorney, and was also a great judge on the bench."
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