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Josephine H. Hicks
Josephine H. Hicks

Josephine H. Hicks

Partner
Diversity Committee Chair

“We try hard to bring good value to the table, solving problems for clients as efficiently as we can.”

Profile

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.

Ms. Hicks served as law clerk to the Honorable Harry W. Wellford of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in 1986-87.

While at Vanderbilt University School of Law, Ms. Hicks was the Senior Student Writing Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review.

Ms. Hicks has been the Chair of the Parker Poe Diversity Committee since 2008.

Experience Highlights

Ms. Hicks represents and advises clients on a broad range of issues, including:

  • Insurance coverage disputes, including disputes over coverage for environmental related claims, construction disputes, general liability claims and "stop loss" insurance for health benefit plans
  • Products liability, industrial accidents and premises liability, including asbestos exposure claims
  • Breach of contract and commercial disputes
  • Defense of personal injury, death and property damage claims
  • Damage claims unique to the defense of public utilities

Honors

  • North Carolina Super Lawyers in Personal Injury Defense: General, 2011-2013, Business Litigation, 2011-2014
  • Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America in Insurance and Products Liability Litigation, 2007-2014; Commercial Litigation, 2012-2014
  • American Lawyer magazine 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Insurance Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating in Insurance Coverage; Tort Defense; Products Liability; Litigation
  • Business North Carolina magazine's "Legal Elite" in Litigation, 2008
  • Charlotte Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, 2001

Publications

Spread of Electronic Documents Adds to Discovery,” Charlotte Business Journal, March 17, 2006

"Trigger of Coverage for Property Damage Insurance Claims in North Carolina – What's the Latest?" North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, May 2005

"Insurance 101: Choice of Law in Insurance Coverage Disputes," Coverage magazine, May/June 2009

News

Events & Speaking Engagements

Publications

Spread of Electronic Documents Adds to Discovery,” Charlotte Business Journal, March 17, 2006

"Trigger of Coverage for Property Damage Insurance Claims in North Carolina – What's the Latest?" North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, May 2005

"Insurance 101: Choice of Law in Insurance Coverage Disputes," Coverage magazine, May/June 2009

Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association
    Insurance Law Section Council, Treasurer, 2013-present
  • Augustine Project for Literacy
    Board of Directors, 2013-present
  • Anglican Consultative Council
    Lay representative from the United States, 2005-2012
  • Episcopal Church
    Episcopal Relief & Development Board, 2011-2014; Executive Council, the board of the national church, 2003-2009
  • American Bar Association
    Co-Chair, Insurance Coverage Litigation Section Construction Subcommittee
  • Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
    Chair, Diversity Committee
  • Charlotte

    Charlotte

    Three Wells Fargo Center
    401 South Tryon Street
    Suite 3000
    Charlotte, NC 28202

    t 704.335.9025

    f 704.335.9670

    josephinehicks@parkerpoe.com

Practices & Industries

Education

  • Vanderbilt University
    JD, 1986
  • Sewanee: The University of the South
    BA, summa cum laude, 1983

Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1986