Professional profiles

L. Clark Hicks, Jr.—Mississippi civil litigation attorney who has handled more than 100 trials, including 50 plus jury trials.

Practice areas:

  • Insurance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Disputes
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Automobile Accident
  • Construction Litigation

Admitted to practice:

  • The Mississippi Bar (1991)
  • All state courts in Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Mississippi
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, University of Mississippi (1991)
  • Bachelor of Arts, special distinction with highest honors, Mississippi College (1988)

Awards and Honors:

  • Recipient, 1986 Harry S. Truman Scholar from Mississippi
  • Recipient, The Best Lawyers in America 2019
  • Recipient, Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award
  • Recipient, Martindale-Hubbell 2019 AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating


  • The Mississippi Bar
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • South Central Mississippi Bar Association
  • President, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Trucker’s Insurance Defense Association (TIDA)
  • Mississippi Claims Association, Inc. (MCA)
  • A. M. Best Attorney’s Listing
  • Complaint Tribunal of the Mississippi Bar


  • Research Editor, Mississippi Law Journal (1990-1991)
  • Author: “From the Bench: The Five Best Techniques to Persuade a Judge through Written Words,” The MDLA Quarterly
  • Author: “Corporations – Fiduciary Duty – In a Closed Corporation, a Majority Shareholder Owes a Fiduciary Duty Towards the Minority When Seeking a Controlling Share,” 60 Mississippi Law Journal 425, Fall 1990
  • Member, Character and Fitness Committee – Mississippi Bar (current)
  • Counsel, Hattiesburg Housing Authority (current)
  • Past President, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association


  • Married to Kathia Simo with two sons, Harrison, age 20 and Luke, age 16
  • Member of University Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, MS
  • Community Columnist, Hattiesburg American Newspaper
  • Member Sunrise Hattiesburg Rotary Club
  • Coach, Hattiesburg Dixie Youth Baseball

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0

    I include Mr. Hicks among those few lawyers who I would unhesitatingly refer a close friend or family member for legal representation. Top-notch in this area of Mississippi.

    — Peer

  • 5.0/5.0

    One of the most effective lawyers in our area.

    — Peer

  • 5.0/5.0

    Clark Hicks enjoys an excellent reputation in the Hattiesburg, Mississippi legal community. He is a lawyer to whom I would not hesitate to refer one of my clients or one of my family members, and there are only a handful I would place in t...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    Mr. Hicks is an exceptional attorney who represents his clients zealously but always with professionalism and courtesy.

    — Peer

  • 5.0/5.0

    An outstanding and highly respected advocate and litigator.

    — Peer