Josephine Hicks is a trial lawyer with 25 years’ experience in litigating disputes for a wide range of clients, including public utilities, manufacturers and distributors, chemical companies and other businesses. She regularly advises clients on issues that include insurance coverage, contract disputes, unfair trade practices, condemnation matters, product liability and other commercial disputes.
She also serves as the Church Attorney for The Episcopal Church, and she handles investigations and ecclesiastical disciplinary proceedings under the Canons for The Episcopal Church.
Josephine brings a wealth of experience to each matter, helping clients navigate litigation disputes, garnering and evaluating the facts, and making strong legal arguments to get the best possible results – whether that be a quick dismissal, a favorable settlement, or victory at trial. She has experience in North Carolina state and federal courts; the North Carolina Court of Appeals and Supreme Court; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, as well as in arbitration proceedings.
Josephine served as law clerk to the Honorable Harry W. Wellford of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in 1986-87. While at Vanderbilt University School of Law, she was the senior student writing editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review.
Outside of work, Josephine is an award-winning author. She won a national gold medal in the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards contest, commonly called the IPPY Awards, for If There’s Anything I Can Do: What You Can Do When Serious Illness Strikes. The book details lessons Josephine and her late partner learned after her partner was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.