Bill D. Hicks

Managing Partner

For over 20 years, Bill D. Hicks has been practicing law throughout the State of Texas. He began his practice in the hill country outside of Austin, but quickly moved to the great Paso Del Norte area and joined the District Attorney's Office in El Paso, Texas. He worked as an Assistant District Attorney, a Special Assistant United States Attorney (federal prosecutor) and as a special prosecutor for the Metro Narcotics Task Force before he became a State District Court Judge. Judge Hicks presided over the 243rd Judicial District Court in El Paso County where he oversaw felony criminal case and a variety of civil cases before he returned to private practice. Judge Hicks presided in over twenty jury trials. After leaving civil service, now "former" Judge Hicks opened his own law office, the Law Offices of Bill D. Hicks, which he later merged with Ellis and Ortega to form the new law firm, Ortega, McGlashan, Hicks & Perez PLLC. Judge Hicks brings his experience from the bench, as a state and federal prosecutor and as a civil attorney to work for you. This wide range of experience has given Judge Hicks an extensive knowledge of Texas and federal law, which helps his current personal injury, civil litigation and criminal defense clients.

As a qualified mediator, Judge Hicks is capable of negotiating a peaceful resolution to your case or fighting for the best possible outcome for you in court. His experience as a prosecutor and as a judge gives him the knowledge of all sides of the law and the wisdom to know how to apply that knowledge, which is invaluable as he fights for your rights. Judge Hicks is respected in the legal community. With him on your side, you know that justice is your friend! Let the Power of Four Fight For You!


  • J.D., Texas Tech School of Law (1997)
    • Board of Barristers, Moot Court Champion
  • B.S., Texas A&M University (1994)
  • Odessa Permian High School, Odessa Texas. (1989)

Special Awards & Recognition

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel – Top One Percent of Attorneys
  • AVVO – Superb “10” Rated
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 10 Best Attorneys for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service in Texas 2015 and 2016
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, 10 Best Attorneys for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service in Texas 2015-2018
  • Rotary Club of El Paso, Presidential Citation Award 2015
  • Rotary Club Paul Harris Fellow
  • Rotary Club of El Paso Vince Ward Fellow

Professional Associations

  • El Paso Bar Association – Board of Directors
  • Texas County and District Attorneys’ Association
  • Texas District Judges Association
  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas (2013 – present)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member of the National Trial Lawyers Association

Bar Admissions

  • Texas (1997)
  • Federal Western District of Texas (2001)

Community Involvement

  • Charter Member of the Regional Advisory Council for Make A Wish North Texas, El Paso Chapter
  • Rotary Club of El Paso, Past President
  • Rotary Club of El Paso Foundation Board of Trustees President
  • Rotary Club of El Paso, Circle of Life Society
  • Rotary Club, District 5520, District Committee Chairman
  • El Paso A&M Club, Past President
  • El Paso County Ethics Commissioner
  • El Paso County Condemnation Commissioner
  • Legal Counsel to the County Political Party
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