attorney profile

James B. Hicks


Phone: 512.472.0288

Location: Austin Office


James B. Hicks is a civil litigator with a focus on health law and commercial disputes. James graduated from Duke University in 2007, where he earned a B.A. in Public Policy Studies and worked as Chief Operations Officer of a food delivery business. He then served for two years as a policy analyst under Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City. James graduated from Cornell Law School in 2012, where he was an Editor of the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy.

After law school, James B. Hicks joined the New York City Law Department, primarily representing the City in condemnation litigation. He received a Division Chief Award for exemplary public service. James joined Germer’s Austin office in 2015. He is licensed to practice in Texas state courts, New York state courts, and the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas. His current practice areas include health law, False Clames Act, Medicare and Medicaid fraud, Stark and Anti-kickback, personal injury, insurance coverage, medical malpractice, administrative law, and commercial litigation.

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Professional Background

  • Joined Germer Beaman & Brown PLLC in 2015
  • Former Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of New York – 2012
  • State Bar of Texas – 2015
  • Admitted to practice before the following courts:
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
    • New York State Courts
    • Texas State Courts


  • Cornell Law School
    • Juris Doctor – 2012
    • Editor, Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy
    • Dean’s List for Four Consecutive Semesters
    • Two CALI Book Awards
    • Excellence Certificate from the American Bar Association
  • Duke University
    • Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy, Religion Minor – 2007
    • Chief Operations Officer, Devil’s Delivery Service, Inc.

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association

Contact the Attorneys at Germer PLLC for a consultation today. We provide services for clients in Beaumont, Austin, Houston, San Antonio and surrounding areas.


550 Fannin, Suite 400
Beaumont, Texas 77701
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One Barton Skyway
1501 S Mopac Expy, Suite A400
Austin, TX 78746
Ph: 512.472.0288
Fax: 512.472.0721
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America Tower, 2929 Allen Parkway,
Suite 2900, Houston, TX 77019
Ph: 713.650.1313
Fax: 713.739.7420
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San Antonio:

14100 San Pedro Avenue, Suite 760
San Antonio, TX 78232
Ph: 830.346.1380
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