William A. Hicks

Senior Attorney



  • Civil and Business Litigation
  • Labor and Employment 
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Corporate Governance


  • J.D. Texas Tech School of Law (1980)
  • B.A. Lamar University (1976)
  • General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer-FTS International Services (f/k/a Frac Tech Services) (2007-2014)
  • Over 36 years of experience handling commercial and civil litigation


  • Admitted to Practice – State Bar of Texas (1980)
  • Admitted to Practice - United States Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • Admitted to Practice - United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit 
  • American College of Trial Lawyers (Fellow)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Past President, West Central Texas Chapter)
  • Texas Association of Defense Counsel (Past Director)
  • Texas Bar Foundation (Life Fellow)


  • Texas Lawyer Energy Summit, Presenter:  Lawyer’s Role in Effective Risk Management, April 9, 2015 – Houston, Texas
  • Willis Global Energy Symposium, Presenter:  The Road Ahead – Mitigating Risk in an Evolving Regulatory Landscape, May 14, 2014 – Austin, Texas
  • Texas Business Leadership Council Conference – Energy Policy Session 2014, Panelist: Energy Issues Relevant to the Economic Health of Texas, April 17, 2014 - Houston, Texas
  • International Quality & Productivity Center - Corporate Counsel Exchange, Presenter: Effective International Anti-Corruption Compliance Policies, Programs and Procedures, June 9-11, 2013 - Miami, Florida
  • Institute for Energy Law’s 4th Annual Law of Shale Plays Conference, Panelist: General Counsel’s Perspective on Issues Facing Energy Sector, June 3, 2013 - Fort Worth, Texas
  • Conference on Non-Subscription to Workers’ Compensation in Texas, Presenter, 2005 – Dallas, Texas

I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.
— Thomas Jefferson (1788)