Robert G. Hicks

Javerbaum Wurgaft
Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, P.C.

83 South Street
Suite 203
Freehold, New Jersey 07728

Phone: (732) 431-7575
Fax: (732) 431-8442
rhicks@lawjw.com
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Legal Assistant: Debbie Ross

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Legal Assistant to
Robert G. Hicks

83 South Street
Freehold, New Jersey 07728

Phone: (732) 637-4780
(Freehold Office Direct Line)

dross@lawjw.com

 

Education

New York Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1982

Montclair State University, B.A., 1978

Robert G. Hicks

Partner

As a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Robert Hicks handles a wide variety of negligence, malpractice, products liability and premises liability cases involving both the public and the private sectors. Hicks has successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients.  His recoveries for his clients include:

  •  $3.85 million for a mechanic burned by fuel oil ignited by a defective product.
  • $2.74 million in a medical malpractice wrongful death action for failure to diagnose deep vein thrombosis leading to a fatal pulmonary embolism
  • $1.9 million for the wrongful death of a five-year-old boy who fell from the window of a high-rise apartment building where the landlord failed to install proper window guards.
  • $1.38 million to the estate of an eight-year-old child who died of post operative bleeding, proving that the defendant physician had failed to treat the bleeding.
  • $1.5 million from an obstetrician and sonogram technician for failing to detect fetal abnormalities on a screening sonogram resulting in the birth of a child with severe and multiple birth defects.
  • $1.75 million from a construction company for the wife and children of a construction worker who was killed when struck by a temporary support, proving that the defendant violated Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations.
  • $1 million for a construction worker who suffered a severe leg injury when struck by a truck, proving that the negligence by traffic control officers combined with negligence of the truck driver caused the accident.

Hicks belongs to many professional organizations and has served in professional leadership positions including President of the Richard J. Hughes American Inn of Court, Chairperson of the New Jersey State Bar Association Committee on Medical Malpractice and as Faculty Member at the American Board of Trial Attorneys Trial College at Princeton University and Harvard Law School.

In addition to extensive trial experience, Hicks has had many successes in the Appellate Courts and was lead counsel in Crippen vs. Central Jersey Concrete Pipe, 176 N.J. 397, 823 A2d 789 (2003), in which a widow sued her late husband’s employer for covering up its failure to correct violations found by OSHA in its equipment circumventing the statutory Workers Compensation bar to employee lawsuits against their employer. In 2007, he was named to Lawdragon’s 3000 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America list, which includes less than one percent of all the lawyers in America. Hicks has been named in New Jersey’s Super Lawyers every year since it’s inception in 2005.

Professional Honors

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2007 to 2013
  • Lawdragon’s 3000 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in America, 2007-2013
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers, Personal Injury Super Lawyer 2005-2013
  •  Preeminent Lawyers in America, 2009-2013
  • Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Best Brief, Appellate Advocacy Award, 1979
  • Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities, 1979
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum 2013

Associations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Chair, New Jersey State Bar Medical Malpractice Committee, 2009-2011
  • Essex County Bar Association
  • Union County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court,  Southern District of New York
  • Richard J. Hughes Inns of Court Program, President (2007-09)
  • Haydn Proctor Inn of Court-Master
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • American Association for Justice
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • American Arbitration Association, National Panel of Arbitrators (1992-98)

Presentations & Publications

Presentations

  • Speaker, Union County Bar Association, “The Role of The Expert Witness in a Products Liability Case and Getting Past The Workers Compensation Bar”, May 9, 2013
  • Faculty, ABOTA Trial College at Harvard Law School, July 30 to August 3, 2012
  • Speaker, NJAJ Educational Foundation, “Medical Malpractice- Pre-Suit Discovery: Making use of Rule 4:11-1”, April 27, 2012.
  • Moderator, NJ Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Preparing & Presenting a Medical Malpractice Case, April, 2011
  • Panelist, NJAJ Educational Foundation, Litigation at Sunrise: Anatomy of a Jury Trial, November, 2010
  • Speaker, NJAJ Educational Foundation , Medical Malpractice: Breast Cancer Trial, November, 2010
  • Faculty, ABOTA Trial College at Princeton University, June 6-10, 2010
  • Speaker, NJAJ Educational Foundation-Medical Malpractice, 2010 – April 2010
  • Faculty, ABOTA Trial College at Princeton University, June 6-10, 2010
  • Mock Trial Attorney, “Masters of Trial: Cross-Examination of the Defense Engineer,” Northern New Jersey Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, December 2009
  • Mock Trial Attorney, “Masters of Trial: Cross-Examination of the Defendant,” Northern New Jersey Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, May 2006
  • Speaker, “Recent Case Updates in Medical Malpractice and Automobile Negligence,” Essex County Bar Association Trial Attorneys of New Jersey & Union County Bar Association, April 2006
  • Speaker, “”Medical Evidence in New Jersey Court: Your Guide to Effective Use,” National Business Institute, June 2005
  • Panelist, “Handling the Automobile Claim in New Jersey,” National Business Institute, September 2004
  • Speaker, “The Pitfalls of Avoiding the Workers’ Compensation Bar,” Association of Trial Lawyers of America-New Jersey Chapter, June 2004
  • Speaker, “The Pitfalls of Avoiding the Workers’ Compensation Bar,” Association of Trial Lawyers of America-New Jersey Chapter, June 2004
  • Speaker, “Traps for the Unwary-Statutory Immunities, Title 59 & Federal Court”, New Jersey Association for Justice, February, 2009
  • Publications

    • Author, “New Jersey Personal Injury Complaints and Answers,” West Publications, 1995

    Decisions

    • Crippen vs. Central Jersey Concrete Pipe, 176 N.J. 397, 823 A2d 789 (2003)
    • Galvao v. G.R. Robert Construction Company, 179 N.J. 462, 846 A.2d 1215 (2004)

    Bar Admissions

    • New Jersey State Bar
    • U.S. District Court for New Jersey
    • New York State Bar
    • U.S. District Court for Southern District of New York
    • United States Supreme Court



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