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Jamon Rahi Hicks

Wrongful death Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

4.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2004
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Jamon R. Hicks is a Partner at Douglas / Hicks Law, in Los Angeles, CA. He became a partner after spending four years as a Senior Associate with the Cochran Firm in Los Angeles, CA.  He also worked for six years at the Law Offices of Carl E. Douglas in Beverly Hills, CA.  Mr. Hicks practices in the areas of civil litigation and criminal defense and represents plaintiffs/defendants in state and federal courts.  His civil litigation experience involves civil rights, wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury and police misconduct cases.  He also has litigated numerous felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, such as murder, attempted murder, assaults and battery, crimes against peace officers, driving under the influence, and drug and gun possession.  He has the unique experience of litigating both civil and criminal matters in federal and state courts.  In 2015, he obtained a Not Guilty verdict in a high-profile case where he represented a celebrity esthetician charged with solicitation for murder.  In 2014, he successfully argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.  In the same year, he was also co-counsel on a team that obtained a $8.0 million dollar wrongful death verdict against the Los Angeles Sheriffs’ Department.  In 2012, he obtained a $1.3 million dollar wrongful death verdict in Long Beach Court.  He prides himself on representing David against Goliath.

In addition to practicing law, Mr. Hicks is currently the youngest member of the adjunct faculty at Loyola Law School as a Trial Advocacy Professor.  He is also an adjunct professor at West Los Angeles Law School, where he teaches Torts II.  For four years, he coached Loyola’s nationally recognized Byrne Trial Advocacy Team.  He has served as a guest teacher teaching trial skills to law students and high school students.  Mr. Hicks has also participated on and helped organize numerous panels on criminal law, professional development, and other issues relevant to the legal community at Los Angeles area law schools.  He has also been quoted in numerous newspaper publications including LA Times, Entertainment News, OC Register and Press Enterprise.  He is frequently a legal and political analyst for radio shows KJLH () and KTLK (1150am).  For his active community involvement as well as early career accomplishments, he was selected as Daily Journal’s 2012 Five Associates to Watch.  He received the Hon. A. Leon Higginbotham Memorial Award from the National Bar Association (2012).  He was also spotlighted as one of Los Angeles Top Black Attorneys in the LA Focus Newspaper (2011).  He has been profiled in the Los Angeles Times Business Section (“How I Made It”). Mr. Hicks was selected as National Bar Association and IMPACT’s Inaugural 2010 Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40.  He has also been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a Top 40 under 40.  Additionally, he has been recognized by Super Lawyers Magazine as a Super Lawyer (2014) and Rising Star five years in a row (2009-2013) and a finalist for the California Young Lawyers Association’s Jack Berman Young Lawyer of the Year Award (2007). 

Mr. Hicks serves on various professional, educational and community boards.  In 2012, he was elected as the youngest ever President of the California Association of Black Lawyers (CABL).  In 2009, Mr. Hicks served as President for the John M. Langston Bar Association, where he was also elected as the youngest president in the Association’s history.  For his outstanding leadership and dedication, Mr. Hicks received the CABL’s President’s Award at the completion of his term. He is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Multi-Cultural Bar Association (MCBA), Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce (LAJCC) and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc (KAY).  He is also a member of the prestigious LA Chapter of 100 Black Men.  Mr. Hicks also serves as Special Counsel for the Yes-U-Can Non-Profit Foundation and as a board member for AIM (Assemblies in Motion). Additionally, he has served on the boards of the California Young Lawyers Association (CYLA).

 

Mr. Hicks received his Bachelors with honors from the University of California, Berkeley in 2001 and his J.D. from Loyola Law School in 2004.  At Loyola Law School, Mr. Hicks was a National Finalist and Member of Byrne Trial Advocacy Team, and he received the Karl Suethe Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy (2004).  He has the unique accomplishment of participating as a Trial Advocacy National Finalist and Western Regional Champion as both a student (2003) and coach (2008).  He also served on the board for the National Black Law Students Association, as the Western Regional Director (2003-04).

Location

DOUGLAS / HICKS LAW, APC
5120 W. Goldleaf Circle
Suite 140
Los Angeles, CA, 90056

Reviews

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Posted by Marc A | August 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patient and Effective
Jamon literally made order out of chaos! When it seemed I was hopeless and lost, Mr. Hicks fought tirelessly to get me home to my family. He is incredibly knowledgable and never stops believing. Best attorney for criminal defense period.
Posted by Darlene | August 18, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Age Discrimination in Employment
I didn't need to convince Jamon about my case, which was so appreciative. I was already traumatized from my wrongful termination. He simply listen to the facts of my case and agreed with me, without me having to produce additional documentation from what I initially provided. He was so smooth and confident in our facts that he asked me if he could pursue a settlement informally. I gave him permission and we settled with a generous settlement in 6 months, no EEOC, no filing of a lawsuit. He is a rock star attorney as far as I'm concerned. He was a referral from a family friend who told me he was a rock star lawyer and I absolutely agree. Hire Atty Jamon Hicks if you feel you were wrongfully terminated. He'll get you your due justice.
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Posted by ddaluise | April 27, 2015
NOT ENOUGH STARS IN THE SKY TO GIVE THIS ATTY THE RATING HE DESERVES!
Fives stars will have to suffice, I guess. I cannot endorse Jamon Hicks enough. He is at ease with a jury, confidant in his knowledge and support of his client, considerate of each party involved in the trial and empathetic to the long and arduous task the jury has ahead of them. Yet, most importantly, Jamon is sensitive and compassionate to the concerns and anxieties of his client. I told Jamon before my jury verdict came back that I could not have asked for a better defense give by an attorney for the crime I was accused of committing. I was completely vested in the knowledge that this man did not forgo a single piece of evidence nor information that was needed to put on the best defense possible, for me. The jury acquitted me of all charges. Other courtroom attorneys (who were peripheral to my case) seemed to latch onto him and admire him; hoping some of his professionalism and expertise would rub off on them, I suppose. I whole heartedly endorse this man if you are lucky enough for him to take your case!
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2022
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A big Maybe for Criminal Law
I hired Jamon for employment case and it was the worst experience of my life. Good luck if your employment case is in his hands. I guarantee it won’t go well!

Cost

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  • Contingency 30%-44%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Loyola Law School
  • 2015 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of West Los Angeles School Of Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Cochran Firm California
  • 2010 - 2014

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Julie Godiho v. Vons Companies
  • $169,000.00 Verdict
  • People v. Dawn Daluise
  • Not Guilty
  • Burley et al. v. County of Los Angeles et al.
  • $8.0 Million Verdict
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Associations

  • Consumer Attorney Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • California Association of Black Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • California Association of Black Lawyers
  • President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles
  • President
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Nation's Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • National Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Reel Urban News
  • Civil Rights Live Legal Panel
  • 2015
  • Loyola Law School
  • How To Open A Law Practice
  • 2015
  • KJLH Radio
  • Criminal Defense and Morality
  • 2015
  • Johnnie L. Cochran Symposium
  • Police Misconduct
  • 2015
  • John M. Langston Bar Association of Los Angeles
  • Know Your Rights Panel
  • 2015
  • Gertrude Rush Mid Year NBA Conference
  • Police Misconduct and the Media
  • 2015
  • California Association of Black Lawyers Conference
  • Litigating Police Misconduct
  • 2015
  • Young Lawyers Program
  • Courtroom Etiquette
  • 2014
  • John M. Langston Bar Association Installation
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • 2014
  • Guest Lecturer
  • How to Use Expert Witnesses
  • 2014
  • First AME Church
  • What Do We Tell Our Boys (In the Wake of the Trayvon Martin Verdict)
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wrongful death Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jamon Hicks is a recognized leader in his field. He is an accomplished trial lawyer with a stellar reputation for aggressively representing his clients and maximizing their recovery."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Jamon Hicks is National recognized as one of the greatest young African-American lawyers anywhere. Jamon is a leader at The Cochran Firm, following in the legacy of Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Like Johnnie, Jamon is a magnet for smart men and women alike who want to be around greatness. Last year he was President of the prestigious Langston Bar Ass'n. He is a future leader of the State organization. Jamon Hicks is a fearless and brilliant trial lawyer, champion of the people. Where there's a good fight to be won, you'll find Jamon, across California. The sky is the limit for this gentleman, and we at The Cochran Firm, like Jamon's client, be they criminal or cvil, are blessed to have him by our side."
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Los Angeles Wrongful death Lawyer Jamon Rahi Hicks
Jamon Rahi Hicks
Wrongful death Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 19 years