Welcome to The Law Offices of
Bill D. Hicks
Experience You Can Trust
As a former State District Judge, Bill D. Hicks is here to help you no matter what legal issue you face. El Paso's family, criminal defense, and personal injury attorney stands by ready to personally assist you. We have just added Social Security Disability to our list of services to help our clients seek JUSTICE!
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You will meet and work with YOUR attorney, face to face. Bill Hicks is on YOUR side, fighting for JUSTICE, not for his pocket book. You will have the confidence in knowing that Bill and his team, now YOUR team are committed to seeking JUSTICE for YOU! Judge Hicks wants to make sure that you understand the entire process that you are facing, that your questions are answered and that you feel confident that you are armed with knowledge; the knowledge of what is good and realistically bad about your case. You will also know and understand what Judge Hicks, what Bill, has outlined as his strategy on how to win your case. You are part of the TEAM here!
For over two decades, YOUR team has gained the experience and expertise necessary to make this process as seamless as possible. We will establish YOUR goals and fight hard to see that we reach YOUR goals. Communication is key, so If you have any questions, simply reach out to us anytime day or night by email or come on by the office for free coffee and we can talk about your case anytime. We are YOUR team and this is now OUR fight! Let's go WIN!
WHO IS JUDGE BILL D. HICKS?
Federal Western District of Texas 2001
J.D., Texas Tech School of Law, 1997
B.S., Texas A&M University, 1994
College of the State Bar of Texas: 2013 - Present
El Paso Bar Association - Board of Directors: 2015 - 2018
El Paso Bar Association - Member: 2000 - Present
Federal Bar Association - Member: 2001 - Present
Texas State District Judge's Association: 2010 - 2012
Texas District and County Attorneys Association: 1998 - 2010
Texas Young Lawyers Association: 1997 - 2005
Rotary Club of El Paso - President: 2017-2018
Make A Wish El Paso - Advisory Board: 2010 - Current
El Paso County Ethics Commissioner: 2016 - 2020
City of El Paso Ethics Commissioner: 2019 - 2020
El Paso County Special Condemnation Commissioner: 2017-2019
High School Mock Trial Coach: 2006 - 2011
El Paso A&M Club - President: 2013 - 2015
SPECIAL AWARDS AND RECOGNITION:
National Association of Distinguished Counsel – Top One Percent of Attorneys
AVVO – Superb “10” Rated
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys – 2015-2019 Ten Best in Texas, Client Satisfaction Award
Top 100 Trial Lawyers - National Trial Lawyers Association 2018-2020
Best Personal Injury Attorneys in El Paso - Expertise
Presidential Citation Award – Rotary Club of El Paso
Legal matters can be intimidating and complicated, which is why it’s crucial to take an informed approach. Through this website service offering, or by calling our office, you can set up a consultation to meet with one of our staff anytime, or with Judge Hicks by appointment. You can count on us to guide you in every step of the process.
When you future is at risk, you can count on Judge Hicks and his team to fight for YOUR rights, to seek JUSTICE for you with the full force of all of our resources and knowledge and most importantly, our passion for JUSTICE! We look forward to working together to make sure that you understand every step of the process and then we can build a better, brighter future from today's legal problems. We look forward to meeting you soon!
After graduating Texas Tech School of Law in 1997, Judge Hicks opened his own law office, the Law Offices of Bill D. Hicks in the hill country, outside of Austin, Texas. In 1998, he closed that practice and moved to El Paso, Texas where he joined the 34th Judicial District Attorney's Office.
Judge Hicks served the citizens of El Paso County, Hudspeth County, and Culberson County, Texas for 12 1/2 years as an Assistant District Attorney, as a Special Prosecutor assigned to the Metro Narcotics Task Force, the Senior Trial Attorney on the Special Crimes Unit, the Senior Trial Attorney in Charge of Down-District Prosecutions, and finally as a Trial Team Chief in charge of supervising and training new prosecutors in the D.A.'s office.
During his time with the District Attorney's office, he was cross-designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney and prosecuted in federal court from 2003 to 2008. Then Assistant District Attorney Bill D. Hicks prosecuted every thing from Class C misdemeanor offenses all the up to and including Capital Murder case.
In 2010 a vacancy opened up in the State District Courts in El Paso County. Bill Hicks and about 22 other people applied with the Governor's office for the appointment to fill that vacancy. After a very long process, that involved an extensive background check and multiple interviews, Bill D. Hicks was appointed as the Judge of the 243rd State District Court, here in El Paso, Texas. Judge Hicks served from late 2010 until the very end of 2012. As Judge of the 243rd District Court, he maintained a positive case disposition, which means that throughout his tenure, he disposed of more case than were assigned to his court. Judge Hicks presided over 26 criminal felony and civil jury trials while on the bench, to include several multi-million dollar civil cases. Judge Hicks received very high approval ratings from the attorneys in the El Paso Bar Association.
After leaving the bench, now former-Judge Hicks reopened The Law Office of Bill D. Hicks with a focus on mediation and arbitration, with Judge Hicks being a qualified Mediator. The practice was a general litigation practice.
In 2014, the Law Office of Bill D. Hicks merged with the law firm Ellis and Ortega to form Ortega, McGlashan, Hicks & Perez PLLC. This law firm flourished for six years as a general litigation law firm with a focus on personal injury cases.
On May 1, 2020, Judge Hicks left OMHP and reopened The Law Office of Bill D. Hicks P.C., with a focus on excellent customer care as we navigate you through your legal issues. Although the focus of the practice is on Personal Injury, we stand ready to fight on your behalf, no matter what legal problems you find yourself facing.
With over 22 years of legal experience; with over 125 jury trials behind him; with the experience of having been in every advocates position in the courtroom; with the unique experience of having been a State District Court Judge; there is no question that Judge Bill D. Hicks is undeniably qualified to serve as your voice and to fight for you!
(a real life client)
Effective and Very Knowledgeable Representations
When I hired [the law firm], 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!