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Aaron Hicks

Aaron Hicks

Founding Partner

Aaron Hicks is a civil trial attorney and founder of Hicks Law Firm, based in Orange County, also with offices in San Diego and Tennessee. His current practice includes representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases, resulting in traumatic brain injuries, catastrophic injuries, complex regional pain syndrome and wrongful death. Some types of cases that Aaron handles include product liability, premises liability, dog bites, car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, hit and run accidents, Uber and Lyft accidents, and uninsured/underinsured motorist accidents.

Aaron has successfully led numerous jury trials to verdict, along with binding arbitrations. Due to his outstanding results, Aaron has been admitted to the esteemed Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. These forums are reserved for attorneys who have secured million-dollar and multi-million-dollar verdicts or settlements as the primary handling attorney.

Aaron is also a member of AAJ (American Association for Justice), TTLA (Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association), CAALA (Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles), as well as CAOC (Consumer Attorneys of California), where he currently serves on the Board of Governors. He is also extremely active in OCTLA (Orange County Trial Lawyers Association), where he serves on the Board of Directors as an elected officer, serving as President Elect. Aaron was awarded Member of the Year in 2017, as well as OCTLA Board Member of the Year in 2019.

He has received numerous awards and recognition for his excellent work as an attorney, including: AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®, Best Lawyers – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs 2021 – 2024, Best Attorneys of America – Lifetime Member, Super Lawyers of Southern California for 2020 – 2024; Nation’s Top One Percent of National Association of Distinguished Counsel in 2020; 10 Best Attorneys by American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys in 2019; Fellow of National Association of Distinguished Counsel in 2019; Lawyers of Distinction – Personal Injury in 2019; Board Member of the Year Award of OCTLA in 2019; Member of the Year Award of OCTLA in 2017; Presidential Award of Merit of CAOC in 2016; Top 10 Under 40 by National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys in 2016; and Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers.

Aaron earned his law degree in 2004 from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, and completed his undergraduate studies in 1999 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He is licensed to practice law in both California and Tennessee, and is also admitted to the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, and the United States Supreme Court.

Aaron serves clients throughout Southern California, primarily in Orange County, CA including Costa Mesa, Tustin, Irvine, Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach from our Costa Mesa headquarters. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation by submitting a contact form, or call now at (949) 541-9944.

Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
    J.D.
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
    B.A.

Awards

  • Super Lawyers – Southern California for 2020 – 2024
  • AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Best Attorneys of America – Lifetime Member
  • Best Lawyers – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs 2021 – 2024
  • Nation’s Top One Percent of National Association of Distinguished Counsel in 2020;
  • 10 Best Attorneys by American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys in 2019;
  • Fellow of National Association of Distinguished Counsel in 2019;
  • Lawyers of Distinction – Personal Injury in 2019;
  • Board Member of the Year Award of OCTLA in 2019;
  • Member of the Year Award of OCTLA in 2017;
  • Presidential Award of Merit of CAOC in 2016;
  • Top 10 Under 40 by National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys in 2016;
  • Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers in 2015;
  • Top Attorney, Inland Empire Magazine in 2015;
  • Premier Attorney (nominee) by American Academy of Trial Attorneys in 2015;
  • Superb Rating – Top Attorney Personal Injury by AVVO in 2015.

Professional Associations

  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA)
  • Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), Board of Governors
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association (OCTLA) – Board of Directors & Elected Officer – President Elect
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • CAALA (Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles)

Case Results

  • Car v. Pedestrian – $1,265,000
  • Auto v. Motorcycle – $2,773,694
  • Electrocution – $2,000,000
  • Trip and Fall – $490,000
  • Motorcycle v. Auto – $600,000
  • Car v. Skateboarder – $1,900,000
  • ATV Rollover – $600,000
  • Car v. Golf Cart – $225,000
  • E-Cig Explosion – $200,000
  • Car v. Pedestrian – $250,000
  • Auto v. Auto – $235,000
  • Auto v. Auto – $100,000
  • Dog Bite – $100,000
  • Auto v. Auto – $375,000
  • Auto v. Auto – $168,443
  • Semi Truck v. Semi Truck – $210,000
  • Auto v. Auto – $100,000
  • Trip and Fall – $299,999
  • Auto v. Auto – $350,000
  • Trampoline Accident – $102,500
  • Auto v. Auto – $160,000
  • Bad Faith – $100,000
  • Auto v. Auto – $100,000
  • Auto v. Auto – $100,000
  • Auto v. Pedestrian – $100,000
  • Auto v. Auto – $250,000
  • Trip and Fall – $335,000
  • Semi Truck v. Pick Up Truck – $1,980,416
  • Auto v. Auto – $496,000
  • Auto v. Pedestrian – $100,000
  • Semi Truck v. Pickup Truck – $990,131.62

Speaking Engagements

  • CAOIE / OCTLA Palm Springs Seminar – “I Got 99 Problems But Being a Solo Ain’t One” – Speaker 2022
  • California Lawyers Association – Solo & Small Firm Summit – Solo But Not Alone – Speaker 2020
  • AAJ Annual Convention – Going Solo: Tips to Make the Process Easier – Speaker 2020
  • CAOIE/OCTLA Palm Springs Seminar The Latest Developments in Employment Law – Moderator 2019
  • Consumer Attorneys of California, Hawaii Seminar Improving Your Case Through Technology 2018
  • Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Convention Immigration Law: Trends and Updates – Moderator 2017
  • CAOIE/ OCTLA Palm Springs Seminar Emerging Litigation – Moderator 2017
  • Consumer Attorneys of California Annual Convention, Product Liability – Moderator 2019

Bar Admissions

Federal

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee

States

  • California
  • Tennessee

What Differentiates You

I pride myself on personal service and excellent communication. You often hear complaints from clients that they can never get in touch with their lawyer. Not at Hicks Law Firm, where I handle each and every one of my cases personally. Additionally, each of my clients are given my personal cellphone number and I make myself available to them whenever they need me.

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.

Hobbies/Family

I am married to my best friend Laura and have a 11-year-old daughter Faith, who is the light of my life. During my free time, I like to exercise, travel, spend time with my friends and family.