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I love my job and enjoy helping those in need of help.  My entire legal career has been devoted to helping people solve problems.  I use my years of experience in the legal system to help my clients find solution to the problems they were never expecting. 



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  1. Wrongful Death: 25%
    12 years
  2. Brain Injury: 25%
    12 years
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
    12 years
  4. Car Accident: 15%
    12 years
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (always)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Summer Gomillion Walker

    Mr. Hicks is a very knowledgeable and experienced attorney. I endorse this lawyer.


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  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Hicks. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first.


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Contact info

Rizio Law Firm

1801 Park Court Place
Bldg H
Santa Ana, CA, 92701


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2016
Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy Of Personal Injury Attorneys2016
Litigator AwardTrial Lawyers Board of Regents2015
Top AttorneyInland Empire Magazine2015
Premier Attorney (nominee)American Academy of Trial Attorneys2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2015
Superb Rating - Top Attorney Personal InjuryAVVO2015
Litigator AwardTrial Lawyers Board of Regents2014
Top Contributor Personal InjuryAVVO2013
State Trial VictoriesFederal Defenders of San Diego2013
Clients' Choice Personal InjuryAVVO2012
NHTSA - DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety TestingLa Pier & Associates2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial AttorneyRizio Law Firm2014 - Present
Owner/AttorneyLaw Offices of Aaron T. Hicks2010 - 2014
AttorneyLaw Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc.2007 - 2010
AttorneyRizio and Nelson2005 - 2007
AttorneyFriestad Law Firm2004 - 2005
Law ClerkPrice, Rodgers, Hill and Kolarich2001 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Robert A. Banyard American Inn of CourtMember2015 - Present
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2015 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2014 - Present
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaBoard of Governors2014 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationAdmitted to Practice (inactive)2011 - Present
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumni AssociationBoard of Directors2008 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2004 - Present
United States District Court, Southern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2004 - Present
University of Tennessee National Alumni AssociationMember1999 - Present
Newport Harbor Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2011
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - 2014
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2011
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2006 - 2011
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2011
South Orange County Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2011
West Orange County Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2011
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - 2011
San Diego County Bar AssocationMember2004 - 2013
San Diego County Bar Association, Young/New Lawyers DivisionMember2004 - 2011
Pi Kappa Phi - Alpha SigmaVice President1994 - 1999
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People of California v. ASCase Dismissed
People of California v. VHNot guilty on B count; A count dismissed
People of California v. ECCase Dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)SociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
KLAA/AM 830 Los AngelesIgnition Interlock Devices2010
Choices and Consequences ProgramSpeaking to high school students regarding consequences of driving under the influence2010
KLAA/AM 830 Los AngelesDUI Defense - proposed Legislation regarding interlocking devices on all DUI offenders2009
KLAA AM 830 - Los AngelesCalifornia Supreme Court case McNeal on partition ratios2009
Choices and Consequences ProgramSpeaking to local high school kids about choices and consequences of DUI's2009