John Hicks is an experienced trial attorney whose civil trial practice emphasizes the areas of medical malpractice, nursing home, professional negligence, premises liability and personal injury.

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Mr. Hicks has significant trial experience participating in more than thirty jury trials in Missouri and Kansas.  John has been recognized by his peers in The Kansas City Business Journal’s Best of the Bar and Kansas and Missouri Super Lawyers.

Mr. Hicks earned his J.D. degree from the University of Kansas School of Law in 2001 and immediately joined the firm of Norris & Keplinger.  He was named partner in 2009.

Mr. Hicks grew up in Blue Springs, Missouri and now resides in Overland Park, Kansas, with his wife Dana, and their three children: Michael, Reagan and Emma.

He is licensed to practice in Kansas and Missouri

B.S. Central Missouri State University 1998

J.D. University of Kansas School of Law in 2001

BAR ADMISSIONS

Supreme Court of Kansas

United States District Court, District of Kansas

United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit

Supreme Court of Missouri

United States District Court, Western District of Missouri

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Kansas Bar Association (2001-Present)

Johnson County Bar Association (2001-Present)

The Missouri Bar (2002-Present)

Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers (2006 – Present)

Kansas Association of Defense Lawyers (2015 – Present)

Defense Research Institute (2008 – Present)

Lawyers’ Professionalism and Ethics Committee Expert Witness Chair (2010 – 2012)

Lawyers’ Professionalism and Ethics Committee Social Media Chair (2012- 2014)

Lawyers’ Professionalism and Ethics Events Chair (2015 – Present)

Medical Liability and Health Care Law  Seminar Steering Committee (2015)

Professional Liability Defense Federation (2010 – 2013)

Professional Liability Underwriting Society (2011- 2013)

Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (2014 – Present)

Shaffer v. Solano, D.M.D., June 2016, Jackson County, Missouri.  Represented oral surgeon in malpractice case.  Allegations – Failure to timely diagnose osteomyelitis.  Verdict in favor of Defendant.

Coggs v. Overland Park Nursing and Rehab Center, June 2015, Johnson County, Kansas.  Represented a rehabilitation facility in claim involving allegations of abuse.  Verdict in favor of Defendant.

Shen v. Decker, M.D.,  November 2014, Johnson County, Kansas. Represented defendant in a medical malpractice wrongful death case. Verdict in favor of Defendant.

Perry v. England,  September 2014, Johnson County, Kansas.   Represented plaintiffs in an automobile accident case. Verdict in favor of plaintiffs.

Torres v. Metropolitan Inspection Services, Inc.,  April 2014, Clay County, Missouri.  Represented home inspector in a professional negligence trial. Allegations – Failure to note crack in foundation and improper grading. Directed Verdict.

Schlaikjer v. Kaplan, M.D.,  January 2014, Johnson County, Kansas. Represented pulmonologist in medical malpractice personal injury trial. Allegations – Lack of informed consent regarding risks of tracheal stents. Defense Verdict.

Brandon-Bejan v. Paul’s Drive In, Inc.,  August 2012, Wyandotte County, Kansas.  Represented restaurant in premises liability trial. Allegations – Trip and fall at front entrance. Defense verdict.

Roberts v. Katta, M.D., et al.,  April 2012, Wyandotte County, Kansas.  Represented Physiatrist in medical malpractice personal injury trial. Allegations – Failure to monitor patient with sternal wound infection. Dismissed without payment on third day of trial.

Brown v. Cassella, ARNP, et al.,  November 2011, Wyandotte County, Kansas. Represented Nurse Practitioner in a medical malpractice wrongful death case. Allegations – Failure to diagnose angioedema that led to closure of airway. Defense verdict.

Haley v. SMMC, et al.,  October 2011, Wyandotte County, Kansas. Represented Shawnee Mission Medical Center in medical malpractice trial. Allegations – Failure to diagnose myocaridal infarction that led to rupture of papillary muscle. Defense verdict.

Bowser v. Meurer, M.D., et al., March 2010, Clay County, Missouri. Represented Thoracic Surgeon in medical malpractice trial. Allegations – Paraplegia caused by use of Surgicel near the spinal cord. Defense verdict.

Khadavi v. Lankachandra, M.D., et al.,   November 2008, Johnson County, Kansas. Represented hopsitalist in a medical malpractice trial. Allegations – Misdiagnosis of lumbar abscess. Defense verdict.

Larkin v. Boyle, M.D., et al.,   February 2008, Buchanan County, Kansas. Represented OBGYN in medical malpractice trial. Allegations – Brachial plexus injury caused by excessive traction applied during Shoulder Dystocia. Defense verdict.

 

 

 

If you would like to speak with Mr. Hicks please contact his legal secretary

Christi Thomas at 913-663-2000

 

Paralegals:

Trish Carlyle 913-323-3186

Samantha Long 913-323-3183

 

9225 Indian Creek Pkwy Suite 750 Overland Park KS 66210 Phone: 913.663.2000 Fax: 913.663.2006