Biography

Sean Hicks is a civil litigator and trial lawyer that focuses his practice primarily on defending insurance carriers, insured individuals and other business entities in personal injury, premises liability, construction defect, contract disputes, Texas non-subscriber, products liability, and dram shop liability disputes. He has experience in all aspects of civil litigation, including depositions, complex discovery, mediations, trials, and arbitrations.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained defense verdict in the Eastern District of Texas after two week jury trial on behalf of component part manufacturer in wrongful death case arising from industrial accident resulting in two fatalities and severe burn injuries to several others.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of restaurant establishment in Texas dram shop case involving severe personal injuries.
  • ​Obtained defense verdict in Texas non-subscriber personal injury lawsuit on behalf of Fortune 500 company.
  • Obtained defense verdict in Texas non-subscriber personal injury lawsuit on behalf of major U.S. retailer.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a national retail chain in a premises liability negligence case in Dallas County, Texas. The trial court’s decision was upheld on appeal.
  • Successfully compelled arbitration in multiple Texas non-subscriber cases in El Paso County, Texas.
  • Successfully negotiated favorable settlements in numerous personal injury, dram shop, contract and commercial disputes.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of Dallas commercial real estate company in contract dispute with premises owner.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of Dallas grocery store chain in multiple slip and fall disputes where the plaintiffs were seeking six figure damages awards.

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law  (J.D., 2010)
  • University of Texas at Austin  (B.A., 2007)
    • Psychology, with Honors

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2010

Court Admissions

  • United States District Court, Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas

Professional and Community Activities

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Special Olympics, Basketball Coach

Speeches and Presentations

“Recovery Of Exemplary Damages Against An Employer For A Work-Related Death: Could The Courts Be Any Less Clear?” (14th Annual Texas Insurance Law Update—October 16, 2015).

Professional Recognition

  • Received the 2016 T-Coe Iron Ward for “Best Actor" (i.e., Dallas Associate of the Year).
  • Texas Super Lawyers - 2019 Texas Rising Star