Larry Hicks

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Larry Hicks
Current Court Information:
United States District Court for the District of Nevada
Title:   Senior Judge
Position:   Seat #2
Appointed by:   George W. Bush
Active:   11/7/2001 - 12/13/2012
Senior:   12/13/2012 - Present
Preceded by:   Johnnie Rawlinson
Succeeded by:   Jennifer Dorsey
Personal History
Born:   1943
Hometown:   Evanston, IL
Undergraduate:   University of Nevada, B.S., 1965
Law School:   University of Colorado, J.D., 1968
Larry Hicks is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. He joined the court in 2001 after being nominated by President George W. Bush. On December 13, 2012, Hicks assumed senior status after serving on the court for 11 years.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Evanston, Illinois, Hicks graduated from the University of Nevada with his bachelor's degree in 1965 and graduated from the University of Colorado with his J.D. in 1968.[2]

Professional career

Hicks was a law clerk for the Washoe County, Nevada District Attorney's Office in 1968 before becoming an attorney with Washoe County from 1968 to 1974. From 1975 to 1979, Hicks was elected District Attorney of Washoe County. Hicks was a private practice attorney from 1979 to 2001.[2]

Judicial career

District of Nevada

On the recommendation of U.S. Senator John Ensign, Hicks was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Nevada by President George W. Bush on September 4, 2001, to a seat vacated by Johnnie Rawlinson as Rawlinson was nominated to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Hicks was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 5, 2001 on a Senate vote and received commission on November 7, 2001.[3][4] On December 13, 2012, Larry Hicks assumed senior status after serving on the court for 11 years.[5]

Notable cases

Girls Gone Wild bribery case (2010)

     United States District Court for the District of Nevada (USA v. Michon Mills)

In 2010, Judge Hicks presided in the case of a former Nevada Sheriff's Deputy who was charged with accepting $10,000 in gifts from Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis, while the founder was jailed in Nevada. Former Washoe County Sheriff's Deputy Michon Mills was charged with accepting gifts from Francis while giving Francis preferential treatment in the jail. Attorneys representing Mills asked the judge to dismiss the case on January 27, 2010, but was denied by Judge Hicks.[6]

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Federal judicial offices
Preceded by:
Johnnie Rawlinson
District of Nevada
Seat #2
Succeeded by:
Jennifer Dorsey

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