John S. Hicks

General Counsel at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

John S. Hicks

John S. Hicks

General Counsel at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

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Mr. Hicks previously served on the Firm's Board of Directors and is the former chair of the Health Law and Medical Professional Litigation Group. His trial practice is varied and includes securities litigation, health law litigation, business torts, shareholder and corporate governance disputes, professional liability defense, defense of class action cases including various consumer fraud and insurance claims, insurance coverage disputes and commercial and banking litigation.

Mr. Hicks has defended securities and shareholder derivative claims involving public companies and regularly represents one of the nation's largest health insurance groups in a variety of disputes, both in court and in arbitration. He has represented a major health benefits provider in extensive arbitrations and related litigation regarding the enforceability of managed care agreements for a statewide health benefits network. He also has represented a trade association of managed care organizations in class action litigation relating to the operation of Tennessee's Medicaid managed care program as well as several of the individual managed care organizations in litigation and arbitration with providers and in regulatory matters. In addition, Mr. Hicks has represented health care providers in disputes with payors as well as both providers and payors in a variety of commercial disputes. Also, he has defended a series of consumer fraud cases in the life insurance industry. His experience includes the defense of a collection agency in a class action case alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Tennessee Consumer Protection Act. He has also represented law firms in professional liability and breach of fiduciary duty claims as well as individual lawyers in disciplinary proceedings. He has past extensive experience in bankruptcy, creditors' rights and business reorganizations.

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Chair, Financial Services Litigation Group at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

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John S. Hicks
General Counsel at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC
Education
JD
Class of 1983

University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law is an American Bar Association accredited law school and is the only law school in Memphis, Tennessee. The school has been associated with the University of Memphis since the law school's formation in 1962. The school was named in honor of former University president Cecil C. Humphreys. It is also referred to as U of M Law, Memphis Law, or Memphis Law School.

BA
Class of 1980

OleMiss is located in Oxford, MS known for alumni like John Grisham

Memberships
Member, Litigation Section
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member
Current

DRI is the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Membership in DRI provides access to resources and tools for attorneys who strive to provide high-quality, balanced and excellent service to their clients and corporations. DRI is host to more than 25 substantive committees whose focus is to develop ongoing and critical dialogue about areas of practice. DRI provides access to resources and tools to grow your practice – members can search a database of more than 65,000 experts, attend renowned CLE seminars, conferences and webcasts, network with 22,000+ like-minded defense practitioners and more. DRI has served the defense bar for more than 50 years and focuses on five main goals: Education: To teach and educate and to improve the skills of the defense law practitioner Justice: To strive for improvement in the civil justice system Balance: To be a counterpoint to the plaintiff's bar and seek balance in the justice system in the minds of potential jurors and on all fields where disputes are resolved Economics: To assist members in dealing with the economic realities of the defense law practice, including the competitive legal marketplace Professionalism and Service: To urge members to practice ethically and responsibly, keeping in mind the lawyer's responsibilities that go beyond the interest of the client to the good of American society as a whole.

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Current

The mission of the American Health Lawyers Association is to provide a collegial forum for interaction and information exchange to enable its members to serve their clients more effectively; to produce the highest quality nonpartisan educational programs, products, and services concerning health law issues; and to serve as a public resource on selected healthcare legal issues. AHLA provides resources to address the issues facing its active members who practice in law firms, government, in-house settings and academia and who represent the entire spectrum of the health industry: physicians, hospitals and health systems, health maintenance organizations, health insurers, life sciences, managed care companies, nursing facilities, home care providers, and consumers. As a 501(c)(3) organization, AHLA elects not to advocate for or against any particular policy proposals. The public interest efforts of AHLA are designed to provide pro bono materials to the public at large. Visit our Public Interest page for more information about our various initiatives and publications and to make a donation to our Public Interest efforts.

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General Counsel
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Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC is engaged in the provision of legal services. Its practice areas include litigation, corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, labor and employment, real estate, bankruptcy, health law, intellectual property, and tax law. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Memphis, TN.

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Member, Board of Directors
Current

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC is engaged in the provision of legal services. Its practice areas include litigation, corporate law, mergers & acquisitions, labor and employment, real estate, bankruptcy, health law, intellectual property, and tax law. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Memphis, TN.

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