Jamon R. Hicks
Jamon R. Hicks is a Partner at Douglas / Hicks Law, APC in Los Angeles, California. He joined the firm as a name partner after spending four years as a Senior Associate with the Cochran Firm in Los Angeles, California. Jamon also worked for six years at the Law Offices of Carl E. Douglas in Los Angeles, California representing both plaintiffs and defendants, in both civil and criminal cases, in both state and federal courts. He is a trial lawyer extraordinaire.
Mr. Hicks’ civil litigation experience involves civil rights, wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury, employment and police misconduct cases. He also has tried numerous felony and misdemeanor criminal cases to verdict including murder, driving under the influence, and drug and gun possession charges.
He has the unique experience of litigating both civil and criminal matters in federal and state courts. In 2020, he settled a wrongful death case for $5 million dollars arising out of a tragic car accident in Alameda, California. In 2019, he achieved a $1.5 million verdict with Engelman Law against a large residential management company for disability discrimination. In 2018, he achieved a $783,000 verdict for the Superintendent of El Monte Unified School District for retaliation. Prior to that verdict, he received a Not Guilty verdict in a Special Circumstances Murder trial. In 2015, he obtained a Not Guilty verdict in a high-profile case where he represented a celebrity esthetician charged with solicitation for murder. In 2018, he settled her civil matter for $275,000. In 2014, he successfully argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In the same year, he was also co- counsel on a legal team that obtained a $8.0 million dollar wrongful death verdict against the Los Angeles Sheriffs’ Department. In 2012, he obtained a $1.3 million dollar wrongful death verdict in Long Beach Court. He prides himself on representing David against Goliath.
In addition to practicing law, Mr. Hicks was hired as the youngest member of the adjunct faculty at Loyola Law School as a Trial Advocacy Professor. He is also an adjunct professor at West Los Angeles Law School, where he teaches classes on Evidence. For four years, he coached Loyola’s #4 nationally ranked Byrne Trial Advocacy Team. He currently serves as a guest lecturer teaching trial skills to law and high school students.
Mr. Hicks also participates on and helps organize numerous panels on criminal law, professional development, and other issues relevant to the legal community at various Los Angeles area law schools and community organizations. He has also been quoted and profiled in numerous newspaper publications including LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, Entertainment News, OC Register and Press enterprise.
Mr. Hicks serves on various professional, educational and community boards. In 2009, Mr. Hicks served as President for the John M. Langston Bar Association, where he was elected as the youngest president in the Association’s history. In 2012, he was elected as the youngest ever President of the California Association of Black Lawyers (CABL). For his outstanding leadership and dedication, Mr. Hicks received the CABL’s President’s Award at the completion of his term. He is a member of Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Multi-Cultural Bar Association (MCBA), Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce (LAJCC) and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (KAY). He is also a member of the prestigious LA Chapter of 100 Black Men. Mr. Hicks was selected as National Bar Association and IMPACT’s Inaugural 2010 Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40