February 2022 – Hicks Law Firm Wins
Lane Dossett and Clark Hicks won two appeals. In London and Stetelman vs. Tackett, one landowner attempted to obstruct the operation of a Subway restaurant. Hicks Law Firm successfully won at the trial court and on appeal, proving that the landowner had no right to block the operation of the Subway restaurant and that the parking lot was available for use by customers under a prescriptive easement.
In Thomas vs. The Shed, Hicks Law Firm successfully protected a landowner who operated a bar-b-que restaurant sued by a patron who fell from a picnic table on the premises. The trial court and Court of Appeals determined that the landowner had no notice of the alleged defect with the picnic table and further struck an expert for the Plaintiff who attempted to argue that the defect was one which the landowner knew or should have known existed.
Hicks Law Firm has been recognized with the prestigious First-Tier
Rankings for Best Law Firms in Mississippi 2021 in U.S. News & World
Hicks Law Firm recently won a major business dispute concerning future profits arising from a servicing contract. The case was decided in Forrest County Chancery Court.
Hicks Law Firm is pleased to welcome Alexa Owens to our team. Ms. Owens will serve as a paralegal for the firm. She graduated from Mississippi College School of Law in 2015 and previously worked as a paralegal for Forrest General. Ms. Owens is a native of Laurel and the mother of a rambunctious one year old, Knox.
June 5, 2019
Hicks Law Firm attorney, Lane Dossett, obtained a $1.5 million damages jury
verdict in a dispute between two used car dealers. Clayton Hinton vs Nate
Rolison, Cause No 2013-015, Lamar County Circuit Court, Judge Claiborne
Lane Dossett has been nominated as Hattiesburg Area Lawyer of the Year for his excellent work in the area of civil litigation.
Hicks Law Firm settled a large case for a person injured in a tragic accident as a result of negligence. The terms are confidential. While the firm focuses on civil defense, we do help persons who have legitimate cases with serious injuries.
Hicks Law Firm has hired a new associate, Becky Williams, to join the firm in handling civil litigation. Ms. Williams has over 10 years experience trying numerous cases to jury verdict, and
she is licensed to practice in Mississippi and Louisiana. Managing partner, Clark Hicks, said, “Our firm is excited to hire an attorney of Becky’s caliber. She is courtroom battle tested
and ready to protect and defend our clients.”
Lane Dossett won dismissal of a 1983 lawsuit against a municipality alleging numerous constitutional violations. The federal judge dismissed the case in its entirety.
Clark Hicks won a several day federal jury trial alleging reverse discrimination against a municipality. The jury verdict was unanimous.
Clark Hicks won a several day jury trial in Lincoln County alleging premises liability. The jury verdict was unanimous.
Managing Partner, Clark Hicks, has been named a member of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA), an exclusive organization of trial attorneys selected among their peers. Membership is limited to one attorney per one million in population for each city, town or municipality across the United States. ADTA prime membership is a statement of the highest regard in which that defense trial attorney is held by his peers in the defense trial bar within his city and state.
Clark Hicks and Lane Dossett recently won the appeal of a case styled Jones v. City of Hattiesburg, 2015-CT-00923-SCT (Miss. Sep. 14, 2017), in which they represented Hattiesburg in the defense of an employment dispute filed by a former municipal court judge. Hicks and Dossett won the case at the trial court level and on appeal before the Mississippi Supreme Court.
And The Defense Wins
Published 3-15-17 by DRI
L. Clark Hicks, Jr.
DRI member Clark Hicks of Hicks Law Firm, PLLC in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, recently succeeded in obtaining a defense verdict in a trucking case. The Plaintiffs claimed permanent disability, loss of consortium and other damages resulting from a rear-end collision with an 18-wheel truck on Interstate 20 in Pearl, Mississippi. They sought in excess of $2 million in economic and non-economic damages. The driver of the 18-wheel truck admitted to rear-ending the Plaintiff’s vehicle, however, the defense successfully argued that Plaintiff’s Ford F-150 pickup truck suddenly switched lanes in front of the rig and slammed on its brakes causing an unavoidable collision. The jury, in a 12–0 decision, unanimously found that the truck driver was not liable for negligence.
To learn more about DRI, an international membership organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation, visit dri.org.
Managing Partner, Clark Hicks, has been named President of the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association. For a link to the MDLA website, see http://www.msdefenselaw.org.
Clark Hicks and Lane Dossett recently won a case styled Hinton v. Rolison, 2014-CA-00412 (Miss. 2015), which allowed a business dispute case to proceed in the merits in circuit court.
Lane Dossett was recently named one of the Top 20 Under 40 business professionals in the Hattiesburg, Mississippi Pine Belt area. Find out more information at http://hattiesburgamerican.com/story/life-up-and-coming/2015/03/14/coming-lane-dossett/24778277.
A recent Mississippi Defense Lawyer Magazine Article cites two Hicks appeals decisions as being on the forefront of corporate defense.