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Richard H. Hicks, Jr. received his B.A. degree from Davidson College in 1966 before receiving the J. D. degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law in 1969. He served two years of active duty as an officer in the United States Army.
Mr. Hicks has practiced law since 1971. He began his professional career in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was associated with the firm of Boyle, Alexander and Hord, practicing primarily in the field of insurance defense litigation. Thereafter, he was a staff attorney for a number of years in the legal department of an NYSE listed corporation based in Greensboro. Mr. Hicks returned to the private practice of law in 1981 in order to resume his civil litigation practice and establish his business practice. In 1994, he and David W. McDonald established the firm now known as Hicks McDonald Noecker LLP. Mr. Hicks’s current practice is concentrated in the areas of business entity formations and business startups, entity governance, investor relations, business transactions, and other areas of corporate representation.
His current activities in the community include volunteer service at Greensboro Urban Ministry. Mr. Hicks is a former member of the Vestry of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Greensboro and a former member of the Board of Directors and Chair of Holy Trinity Day School. He has also served as a member of the Vestry and Senior Warden of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Hillsborough, North Carolina. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Hillsborough Arts Council and a former member of the Board of Directors, Secretary and Chair of The Alliance for Historic Hillsborough. Upon his appointment by Governor Perdue, Mr. Hicks served a term as a Commissioner of The Historic Hillsborough Commission. Mr. Hicks is a former member of the Board of Directors, Secretary and President of Greensboro Opera Company (now Greensboro Opera).
Mr. Hicks is admitted to practice in the courts of North Carolina, the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, and the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina. His professional affiliations include membership in The North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association, and sustaining membership in the Greensboro Bar Association.