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David Keith HicksMediation/Arbitration, North State Mediation, selected complex trials
- Arbitration & Mediation
- California, Delaware, Maine, New York
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&AResponsive Law
Broad experience across the country in complex civil matters of significance, worked in Maine, New York, Delaware, Tennessee, Wisconsin and all courts in California. Experienced mediator, skilled listener. Served as a Superior Court Temporary Judge in San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, and Siskiyou Counties. Former Adjunct Law Professor.
- Arbitration & Mediation
- Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Additional Practice Areas
- all areas of law, State & Federal
- Civil litigation/business
- Credit Cards Accepted
Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
initial mediation conferences free, as are two follow-up conferences if necessary.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- Delaware Supreme Court
- ID Number: phv
- New York
- Mediator and practicing attorney
- North State Mediation
- Interim City Attorney
- City of Dunsmuir
- Retained by City Council during tumultuous political times in City Government. Resigned due to concurrent heavy demands of private civil litigation practice.
- UC Davis School of Law King Hall
- Law Degree
- University of California - Davis
- J.D. (1972) | civil & business trial practice
- Honors: Top 5% of attorneys by SuperLawyers & Martindale Hubbel, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Humanitarian awards from Hellenic Law Society and City of Millbrae. Superior Court, Contra Costa County, for “significant and valuable contribution to this court and to the public.” Named as the East Bay’s top business attorney by the East Bay Business Times “Top Ten” lawyers in the East Bay as business attorney.
- Activities: Rotary International since 1982. Chambers of Commerce and other non-profit boards of directors.
- a.v. rating (very high ethical standards and legal ability)
- Martindale-Hubbell Pre-eminent Attorneys
- Distinguished Law Career
- City of Millbrae, California
- top 5% of California attorneys, inclusion in published list
- 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 (then moved to Siskiyou County)
- Humanitarian Services
- Modern Greek Studies Foundation
- Given at Hellenic Law Society annual Banquet in San Francisco
- Wiley W. Manuel Award (public service)
- State Bar of California
- The Wiley W. Manuel Award was established in 1989 by the State Bar of California. The late Justice Manuel served as a California Supreme Court Associate Justice from 1977-1981, following 23 years with the Attorney General's office, the last three of which were as chief assistant attorney general. Justice Manuel's legal career and his personal life were marked by a dedication to hard work, public service and the concept of equal justice for all segments of society.
- California State Bar  # 53750
- - Current
- New York State Bar, retired
- trial lawyer
- Activities: civil rico, class-action, insurance
Articles & Publications
- Default & Default Judgments
- The Verdict
- Preparing for Mediation: The Ethics of Legal Fees: Attorney Fee Awards;
- Frequent speaker at Bar Association educational programs, Northern California
- Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley
- Steven Rosenberg Mediation Course 2016 (40 hours)
Websites & Blogs
- Shasta Mediation
51 Questions Answered
- Q. I live in CA. I repair appliances. I signed non compete agreement to work with new company. Is it enforced if i quit
- A: Such agreements are against public policy and unlawful in California; however, don't think you can't be sued for making off with tradesecrets. such might include customer lists and other things unique to that company. Did you sign a trade secret agreement too?
- Q. Where does the responsibility lie when the car manufacturer no longer makes the key for your 18 year old MBZ ML430?
- A: It lies with whoever owns the car.
- Q. If I am a 17 year old minor who is dependent on a parent in california, am i legally boun d to a gym membership contract
- A: Minors are considered legally incompetent for some purposes when it comes to Signing a contract. Other contracts they can be held to. And example would be when you agreed to pay two dollars for a candy bar and then eat it
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