(CHARLOTTE, N.C.)—Josephine H. Hicks, a Partner in Parker Poe’s Charlotte office, has joined the board of directors of the Augustine Project for Literacy, a Charlotte nonprofit that works to improve the reading, writing and spelling skills of low income students through free, long-term one-on-one instruction from highly trained volunteer tutors.
Ms. Hicks is a trial lawyer with 25 years of experience in litigating disputes for clients that include public utilities, manufacturers and distributors, chemical companies and other businesses. She also serves as the chair of Parker Poe’s Diversity Committee, a role she has held since 2008.
In addition to her work with the Augustine Project, Ms. Hicks is a member of the Episcopal Relief & Development board of directors and previously served as a Lay representative from the U.S. on the Anglican Consultative Council from 2005-2012.
Ms. Hicks has been named among The Best Lawyers in America in Insurance and Products Liability Litigation since 2007, and included in North Carolina Super Lawyers since 2011. Additionally, Ms. Hicks received a 2012 Gold Medal in the Independent Publishers Book Awards for her book, If There’s Anything I Can Do: What You Can Do When Serious Illness Strikes.
She received her JD from Vanderbilt University in 1986 and her BA, summa cum laude, from Sewanee: The University of the South in 1983.
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