Professional profiles

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

Practice areas:

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Automobile Accident
  • Insurance Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Disputes
  • Product Liability
  • 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 2020
  • 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 25 and Luke, age 21
  • Member of University Baptist Church, Hattiesburg, MS
  • Community Columnist, PineBelt News
  • Member Sunrise Hattiesburg Rotary Club
  • Announcer, Sacred Heart High School, Baseball

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0

    We were fortunate to find a quality lawyer (and individual) when we were first starting our business. You will face legal issues if you are operating your own business. While we haven't had many issues, the ones concerning intellectual prop...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    Mr Hicks was recommended to me by another Attorney that i Trusted a great Deal. After meeting with Mr. Hicks i was relieved that I had found a great Attorney that I felt would do the best Job. Not only did he win my case for me he also got ...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    Clark is a reliable, dependable and compassionate attorney. In my opinion he is the best in Hattiesburg. I would definitely use him again and highly recommend him. He was very well prepared for our trial.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    Mr. Clark Hicks represented us in a Business case. He was very professional and well prepared for our case. He was very helpful and concerned about winning our case. His assistant, Jenny, was very helpful and very knowledgeable in our cas...
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  • 5.0/5.0

    Clark and his staff were very professional. His knowledge of law was excellent and his communications were concise yet conveyed the message well. I rated Hick's Law Firm a 5 in all categories and would like to add a plus to that here. I ...
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