also known as Jim Hicks
I'm a trial attorney licensed to practice in Washington and Oregon. My litigation practice focuses on construction, real estate, and mass torts. I have extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants. I have successfully guided my clients through mediation, arbitration, and all phases of litigation, including trial. I also serve as an Arbitrator in the Mandatory Arbitration programs for King, Kitsap, Thurston, Mason, Harbor, and Clallam Counties.
Prior to becoming an attorney, I was an officer in the U.S. Navy. While a Surface Warfare Officer (SWO), I drove ships, managed weapon systems, supervised refueling and small boat operations, inspected engineering plants, oversaw government contracts, taught ROTC, and coached sailing.
I'm a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and I have a masters degree from Fordham University and a law degree from the University of Virginia.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Moot Court||University of Virginia School of Law||2004|
|Associate Attorney||Foley & Mansfield||2016 - Present|
|Arbitrator||King County Superior Court Mandatory Arbitration Program||2013 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Clement & Drotz, PLLC||2014 - 2015|
|Attorney||Private Practice||2013 - 2014|
|Associate Attorney||Levy - von Beck & Associates, P.S.||2004 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Association||Hearing Officer||2014 - Present|
|Oregon State Bar||Member||2010 - Present|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Freeman v. JDA||After 6-day trial in King County Superior Court, awarded foreclosure of construction lien and judgment for 100% recovery of all damages sought, plus attorney's fees award, costs, and dismissal of all counterclaims.|
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|Firm website||New Washington Cases||2010|
|Stockholm Declaration and Law of the Marine Environment||Associate Editor||2003|
|University of Virginia School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|Fordham University||English Language and Literature||MA - Masters||2001|
|United States Naval Academy||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1994|
|Owners retreat||Basic contract and lien law||2008|