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John Taylor Hicks is an Aggressive
Seattle Criminal Defense Attorney Who has
Fought Tirelessly for Your Rights Since 1985.

"My Practice Emphasizes Results, Not Hype."
– Attorney John Taylor Hicks
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Seattle Criminal Defense Attorney

John Taylor Hicks

Seattle Criminal Defense AttorneyJohn Hicks has been practicing exclusively in the area of criminal defense for over 27 years. During the course of his career he has defended clients accused of crimes ranging from complex felonies to misdemeanors. Mr. Hicks has defended many serious cases in his career, including potential death penalty cases, complex white-collar and large drug conspiracy cases.

"Dedication and an unblemished record of excellence for well over two decades, with virtually every type of complex felony – including many high profile cases, have comprised the bulk of my trial time. I know of no one in my age/experience bracket that has handled more, especially with regard to complex homicides. I am White collar/DNA and all forensic/insurance defense/2 & 3 strikes/potential death penalty experienced, and I fight tirelessly for my clients. My practice emphasizes results, not hype."

Attorney John Taylor Hicks

Licensed in:

  • Washington State
  • Federal District for Western Washington

Date Admitted to the Bar:

  • 1983


  • Western Washington University, Honors Journalism B.A., 1979
  • Willamette University, J.D., 1982

Professional Memberships:

  • National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Washington Association Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Washington Defender Association

Length of time Firm has been together:

  • 23 years, subsequent to 5 and a half years with prominent local criminal lawyer

Other Pertinent Background

  • Law School Guest Lecturer

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Peer Endorsements

There is no better endorsement as a lawyer than when a jury agrees with you and finds in favor of your client. John is the type of lawyer that not only wins the case but makes juries see things from his client's point of view. If I were in trouble the first and only call would be to John Hicks.
- J. Becker,
Business Attorney in Mill Creek, WA

John is a highly respected trial lawyer, with years of high publicity cases. He is highly regarded by his colleagues and a very tough-minded advocate.
- Rand Koler,
Lawsuit / Dispute Attorney in Seattle, WA

I endorse this lawyer. John has a tremendous amount of experience representing the toughest cases. John is hard working and gets great results for his clients.
- Veronica Freitas,
Family Law Attorney in Seattle, WA

I endorse this lawyer. John is very experienced and knowledgeable. He is a fearless advocate in the courtroom. Underneath his gruff exterior, he has a big heart.
- Mariko Mulligan,
Criminal Defense Attorney in Seattle, WA

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Law Office of John Taylor Hicks
Maynard Building, Suite 500
119 1st Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-621-8777
Fax: 206-587-0226

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