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Eugenia Hicks

Employment and labor Attorney at Beverly Hills, CA

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About Eugenia

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I am Bilingual - English/Spanish.  I was born in Caracas, Venezuela. I attended the Universidad de Los Andes in Merida, Venezuela and obtained a dual degree in Arts and Literature. In 1981, I left Venezuela to study Applied Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and I obtained my Masters Degree in 1984. I then attended the UCLA School of Law and was admitted to the California State Bar after receiving my Juris Doctor degree in 1987.

Since 1991, my law partner and husband, Rick Hicks, and I have dedicated our practice exclusively to representing employees in cases involving sexual harassment, disability discrimination, hostile work environment, whistleblower claims, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations (class action and individual claims), and many other workplace violation claims. We have resolved multiple cases through informal settlement, mediation, arbitration and trial. I have also written appellate briefs and have argued before the California Court of Appeals (2nd District) and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

I am a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association ("CELA"), the Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of California, the Mexican-American Bar Association ("MABA"), and the Los Angeles Employment Lawyers Association ("LEFTJAW") and I regularly participate in conferences and seminars hosted by these organization.

Between 1991 and 1995, I was a member of the Client Security Fund Commission for the State Bar of California, serving as its Chair between 1994 and 1995. The fund is a public service of the legal profession in California created in 1972 for the purpose of compensating clients who lose money due to a lawyer's dishonest conduct. As a member, I reviewed applications, contacted applicants to obtain detailed information regarding their claims, met with the other fund members to analyze and determine whether the claimant qualified for reimbursement, held hearings, and, if necessary, referred attorneys to the Attorney Discipline System.

Representative cases include:

Multiple plaintiffs in race discrimination/retaliation litigation against a labor union;

African-American investment banker in race discrimination case against bank for taking away territories and commissions;

Yard supervisor in a sexual orientation harassment/retaliation claim against a trucking company;

Female executive in a sexual harassment/retaliation claim against a labor union;

Property manager in a pregnancy discrimination and post-employment retaliation claim against property management company;

Wage & hour violations on behalf of on-site property managers against property management company;

Customer service representative in a national origin harassment case against a luxury retailer;

Factory worker in a whistleblower claim who was terminated after complaining about contaminated food products;

Long-term employee terminated from working at a printing press company after suffering a work-related injury;

Multiple African-American auto salesmen in a race discrimination/retaliation case against a luxury automobile dealership in Southern California;

Large number of low-wage earners in wage & hour claims involving misclassification, failure to pay overtime and failure to pay meal breaks and rest breaks.

Licensed for 34 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1988
Updated 11/30/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Eugenia

Hicks & Hicks
9595 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 900
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212

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Posted by Ross | June 22, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Managing Director
Eugenia was extremely professional, accurate and in-depth during our consultations. She thoroughly reviewed my employment contract and provided me with every possible scenario when leaving to start my own business. As well as scenarios, she provided me with sound advice that resulted in no action being taken by my previous employer and the comfort in knowing I wasn’t actively breaking my contract. All in all my experience was very positive and would use Eugenia again.
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Posted by James | June 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing experience with Eugenia
Eugenia has been so kind and helpful to work with, we felt inspired to write a review of our ongoing experience with her and her team. Eugenia has been the first person we reach out to for all of our inquiries for employment law questions. It is rare to find a law firm that treats everyone like family. Eugenia's firm should be the first call you have for any scenario regarding employment law and labor law. They will help guide you to the correct information and and provide un paralleled service. 5 star service and amazing people.
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Posted by Alison | June 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Would Recommend Eugenia
I was being harassed at work, Eugenia gave me a few scenarios and how she thought each would play out. I took her advice on which would be most advantageous (and realistic) and got everything I asked for. She took the time to listen to the situation and was easily accessible when I had questions. I highly recommend Eugenia.
Posted by Arian | April 23, 2019
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Arian A
Eugenia helped me with an employment contract matter and was very helpful and knowledgable, she was always available for any questions I had and I would highly recommend her for any employment issues.
Posted by William | April 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Endorsement
I have worked with Eugenia on a number of matters. She is one of the best labor and employment lawyers around.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 40%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Employment Discrimination Attorney
  • Hicks & Hicks
  • 1992 - Present

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • MA - Masters
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • Representing Plaintiff's in Employment Litigation
  • Settlements

Associations

  • LEFTJAW
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Legal Eagles for Truth, Justice and the American Way
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California, Client Security Fund Commission
  • Chair
  • 1994 - 1995
  • State Bar of California, Client Security Fund Commission
  • Member
  • 1991 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (8)
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Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eugenia Hicks is one of the most skilled and knowledgeable employment attorneys in the field. She has the experience and resolve to handle even the toughest employment case from beginning to end. I would recommend her to anyone searching for a dedicated and compassionate employment attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Eugenia Hicks on several matters, from wage and hour class action cases to discrimination and wrongful termination cases. She is highly skilled, very passionate about her cases, and has excellent communication with clients."
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