Ryan Hicks was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Littleton, Colorado. Mr. Hicks received a B.A. from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied history with an emphasis on Roman history and late-colonial American history. While at OU, Mr. Hicks spent time overseas participating in archaeological expeditions near Hadera, Israel in conjunction with the University of Maryland. Following his undergraduate studies, Mr. Hicks attended the University of Houston Law Center, where he participated in summer studies at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico studying Mexican law, and also worked for the Mexican law firm of Ancona y Prat where he assisted in international transaction and copyright law.
Mr. Hicks has practiced civil litigation since 1998. He has represented a variety of clients in products liability, negligence, commercial, and breach of fiduciary cases against corporate and individual clients including ATV manufacturers, airlines, premises owners, banks, investment firms, public utilities, and insurance companies. Mr. Hicks has successfully tried and arbitrated numerous cases in state and federal courts Representative published cases include Alpert v. Riley, 274 S.W.3d 277 (Tex. App. - Houston [1st Dist], no pet.) which involved construction of the Texas Trust Act and Combs v. B.A.R.D. Industries, 299 S.W.3d 463 (Tex. Civ. - Austin, no pet.) which involved takings, seizure, and due process claims under the United States and Texas Constitutions.
Areas of Practice
Securities Law and Fraud
Takings and Eminent Domain
State Bar of Texas
United State District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United State District Court for the Northern District of Texas
University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1998
University of Oklahoma, B.A., 1994