Larry R. Hicks was appointed by President George W. Bush and was sworn in as United States District Court Judge for the District of Nevada in 2001.
Judge Hicks received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1965 and his law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1968. From 1968 to 1971, he served as Deputy District Attorney in Washoe County, Nevada, and in 1971 he became the Chief Criminal Deputy District Attorney. He was elected as Washoe County District Attorney in 1974 and served from 1974 through 1978. Judge Hicks successfully tried numerous murder, robbery and other major felony jury trials while with the District Attorney’s office.
Judge Hicks joined the statewide law firm of McDonald, Carano, Wilson, McCune, Bergin, Frankovich & Hicks LLP., as a partner in 1979 and practiced primarily in the areas of personal injury commercial and complex litigation. He tried numerous civil jury and non-jury cases and was the chair of the firm’s litigation section from 1986 until he left the firm.
Judge Hicks is past-president of the State Bar of Nevada (1993-1994) and served on the Board of Governors of the State Bar from 1988 to 1994. He is also past-president and master of the Bruce R. Thompson Chapter of the American Inn of Court in Reno. In 1998, he was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers. He also served as a delegate to the American Bar Association from 1994 until 2000.
Judge Hicks and his wife, Marianne, have three children. He and his wife are avid equestrians and outdoor enthusiasts.