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John Hicks

Mr. Hicks has extensive litigation and trial experience and tried thirty-eight jury trials in Kansas and Missouri State courts. He represents clients in medical malpractice, nursing home, correctional healthcare, professional negligence, premises liability and personal injury. 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 is also an active member of the Veteran’s Court of Johnson County, Kansas. John joined the firm in October 2001 and became a managing member in 2018.


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.

Education and Experience

B.S. Central Missouri State University 1998
J.D. University of Kansas School of Law in 2001

Licenses and Affiliations

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)
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