Fred A. Hicks

Effective, Timely, Out Of Court
Resolutions For Legal Claims

Certified by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as a Family Law Arbitrator; the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission as a Superior Court Mediator and as a Family Financial Mediator, Fred A. Hicks offers more than 40 years of trial experience, serving as a District Court Judge and as a trial attorney, mediator and arbitrator for a wide variety of litigation issue with an emphasis on family law cases.

Selected annually as one of The Best Lawyers in America In Family Law since 1991 and named 2012 Lawyer of the Year for Family Law in Mecklenburg County, N.C., as well as a host of other distinguished honors, Mr. Hicks provides mediation and arbitration services to North Carolina lawyers and residents who seek to resolve out of court legal issue with an emphasis:

Family law claims related to:

  • Alimony
  • Child Custody
  • Child Support
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Alienation of affection and criminal conversation
  • Legal malpractice in family law cases
and Business claims related to:

  • Business valuation and disputes
  • Property valuation and disputes
  • Personal injury and property damage disputes
  • Bankruptcy Business and Property Valuation Disputes

While it takes an average of approximately two years for a legal issue to reach the court trial calendar and be tried, mediation and arbitration reduces the time significantly and offers important advantages outside the courthouse:

  • Process is greatly accelerated, leading to timely resolutions without court delays from backlogs
  • Discovery and legal questions can be addressed immediately, often over the phone without courthouse filing, calendaring, and visits and then long waits for decisions
  • All information can be kept private and confidential without public records with the exception of final court orders
  • Stress on parties, witnesses, and businesses is greatly reduced through time-efficient, cost-effective processes

Highly qualified and experienced in litigation and all aspects of family and matrimonial law, Mr. Hicks offers mediation and arbitration services, processes designed to create more equitable and mutually beneficial settlements in a healthier, more supportive and more affordable environment.

Review Mr. Hicks Resume for more information about his distinguished professional background and extensive experience.

Contracts for mediation and arbitration may reviewed here.

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
    Fellow since 1990

  • Best Lawyers
    Listed continuously since 1991

  • Super Lawyers
    Seriously Outstanding
    only 5% selected each year
    Listed continuously since 2007

  • Business North Carolina Legal Elite
    Listed since 2008