Educational Background

Metropolitan State University of Denver, School of Professional Studies, B.S., Criminology, May of 2004

University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, J.D., May of 2007

Order of St. Ives, Top 2% of Class

Jurisdictional Admissions

State of Colorado

State of New Mexico, U.S. District Court for Colorado, U.S. District Court for New Mexico, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for Colorado, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals


The Colorado Lawyer, Vol. 41, No. 8, August 2012 “Establishing the Amount in Controversy in Removed Actions Under 28 USC § 1332”

The Colorado Banker, March-April 2016, “Colorado Supreme Court Proposes Significant Amendments to Rule of Civil Procedure Governing Public Trustee Foreclosure Practices in Colorado District Courts”

Professional Associations

Colorado Bar Association
New Mexico Bar Association

If you have plans to hire an attorney, it is important that you understand his or her professional experience and educational background to ensure a good fit for your case. Equally important is understanding your attorney as a person.

This is especially true in the context of civil litigation, where the attorney-client relationship can extend over a significant period of time and where the outcome can have life-altering consequences. Furthermore, you need a lawyer who can relate your story to a group of strangers, whether it be the judge, the jury, or even opposing counsel, in a compelling way.

Simply put, litigation is about convincing other people, and understanding how they will view a particular narrative, which ultimately is in your lawyer’s hands to create.

I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and have lived in Denver for over 20 years. During my time in Atlanta, I spent a year overseas in Africa. Prior to attending college, I held several jobs that provided invaluable insight on how people think and the factors that influence their decision-making process.

Two that stand out as particularly informative are my two years of driving a taxi during the graveyard shift and selling cars for three years at several well-known local dealerships. After getting my fill of the real world, in a manner of speaking, learning both about other people and myself, I attended the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, graduating in the top 2% of my class.

During the course of my legal career, I have worked at both small local firms that specialize in trial practice, as well as a large national firm with a practice group comprised of over 100 lawyers. My clients have included both individuals as well as large and closely-held corporate entities, represented both as plaintiffs and defendants.

I have also been fortunate to gain experience in a broad array of substantive areas, from complex commercial disputes to cases involving litigation between two individuals. As a result of that experience, in a variety of jurisdictions, I have gained a keen understanding of the factors that can influence a successful result.

I founded The Law Firm of Ian T Hicks LLC in an effort to combine the best features of both large and small law firms, and to provide both exceptional and cost-effective legal representation. I thrive on the litigation process, and more importantly, the positive impact that I can have on my clients.

I provide flexible hourly rates and will review the possibility of a contingent fee arrangement under the right circumstances. Whatever your situation may be, I look forward to speaking with you about it. Initial consultations are provided free of charge.