Rick Hicks specializes in civil litigation and trials, focusing on real estate, construction, business, trust, probate, and insurance disputes. Over the last 25 years, Rick has also developed a significant real estate, construction, and transactional law practice, representing a diverse range of clients. A member of the California State Bar and the Sonoma County Bar Association, Rick is also a past president of the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma Valley. He was also a charter member of the Dream Builder’s Committee which built a new Boys & Girls Club facility in Maxwell Farms Regional Park. For 16 years he served as the Race Director for the “Hit the Road Jack” Run benefitting various charities. Currently, Rick is a member and Elder at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church in Sonoma. Graduating fourth in his class of approximately 500 students at Hastings College of the Law in 1978, Rick was a member of the Hastings Law Journal, Order of the Coif, Thurston Society, and received the Professor Milton D. Green “Top Ten” Citation. During law school, Rick worked as a law clerk with Farella, Braun & Martel in San Francisco, where he became an associate upon graduation and admission to the Bar. In 1982, Rick joined Spridgen, Barrett, Achor, Luckhardt, Anderson, James & Ziegler in Santa Rosa until November of 1982 when the firm dissolved. Moving to James, Gack & Freeman, he became a partner there in 1986. On dissolution of the firm in 1996 (then known as James, Bernheim, Hicks, Aiona, Illsely & Gordon), Rick and Larry Bernheim formed a partnership, Bernheim & Hicks. With his partner’s semi-retirement, Rick joined Spaulding McCullough & Tansil LLP in February 2012 as Of Counsel.