James K. Hicks



Jake Hicks is a trial attorney in the firm's litigation practice group where he focuses on complex commercial litigation. While in law school, Jake won several accolades participating in mock trial and moot court, including Best Advocate at the William Daniel National Mock Trial Competition and Best Brief at the Chicago Bar Association Moot Court. He was also a 2015 and 2016 Regional Champion at the American Association of Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition, and he was selected to compete in Baylor’s Prestigious Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition.


  • J.D., South Texas College of Law (2016), cum laude
    • Assistant Editor, South Texas Law Review
    • Best Advocate, William Daniel National Mock Trial Competition
    • Best Brief, Chicago Bar Association Moot Court
    • Champion, Spurgeon Bell Moot Court
    • Competitor, Baylor's Top Gun Mock Trial
    • Contracts I Langdell Scholar
    • Finalist, St. John's National Civil Rights Trial Competition
    • Member, National Order of the Barristers
    • Member, Phi Delta Phi Honor Society
    • Officer, Board of Advocates
    • Regional Champion, American Association of Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition (2015 & 2016)
  • B.A., Rice University (2011)
    • Political Science (major)
    • Policy Studies (major)
    • Honor Athlete
    • Member, Hampshire Honor Society
    • Recognized, Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll Recipient (2008-2011)
    • Team Captain, Rice University Football Team


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