Robert Hicks is a shareholder of Bean, Kinney & Korman and practices in civil and commercial litigation. He focuses on litigation and arbitration matters including complex commercial, business tort, construction, employment, telecommunications, trademark, technology, licensing disputes, government contracts and insurance litigation.
Bob has a wealth of experience with issues involving restrictive covenants, trade secrets and breaches of fiduciary duty claims, as well as civil disputes that arise from government contracts and subcontracts and commercial real estate disputes.
Bob regularly represents government contractors, commercial landlords and other businesses in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Circuit Courts for Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William, Loudoun and Fauquier Counties and the City of Alexandria.
Prior to joining Bean, Kinney and Korman, Bob spent the fourteen years at Holland & Knight, LLP in their Commercial Litigation Practice Group.
Beyond the Suit
Bob lives in Arlington with his wife, Jeni, their three children and their Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Beamer.
Initiated suit and obtained judgment in a commercial lease dispute involving a national restaurant chain.
Counseled numerous clients on enforceability of non-compete covenants.
Defended a software company from claims of wrongful termination from a former employee.
Negotiated a settlement for a software company whose customer had breached the licensing agreement.
Negotiated a settlement for a government contractor whose subcontractor failed to perform for a critical client customer.
Bar and Court Admissions
US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.S., 1992
George Mason University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2000
Pro Se Law Clerk for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division, 2000 – 2001
Awards and Honors
Best Lawyers in America, Commercial Litigation, 2023-2024
Arlington Magazine, Top Attorney – Litigation, 2021
Virginia Business, Legal Elite in Civil Litigation, 2020-2022