MEET DAVID
H. David Hicks
​​​​​​​Phone: 1-800-232-4878
Fax: (606) 478-5109
E-mail: [email protected]

“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”
― C.S. Lewis

​A native of Floyd County in Kentucky's Appalachian coalfields, David is a lifelong Kentuckian and proud of it. After completing a rigorous prep-school curriculum at the   renowned   Piarist   School,   David   attended   the   University  of 
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Kentucky in Lexington, where he earned B.A. degrees in History and French. While attending UK as an undergraduate, David worked up to four different jobs at the same time to help pay for his school expenses.​

As graduation loomed, David was unsure of his career path. On a whim, he decided to apply to law school. He was accepted at the University of Kentucky College of Law and began his legal journey there. As a first-year law student, David was awarded the best oral argument award in his Legal Writing class. He was also a member of numerous organizations, including the Federalist Society, the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, and the Recruitment Committee. 


After graduating from law school, David accepted a position as law clerk to the Honorable James C. Brantley in Hopkins County, located in far western Kentucky. This experience proved invaluable to his legal career, as he would later explain, "The best way to convince a judge is to think like one." During his time there, David drafted numerous decisions, most of which were signed and issued by the presiding judge without any changes. Working for a circuit judge also exposed him to a variety of legal fields, in both the civil and criminal arenas.

Shortly after his clerkship, David accepted an associate position at a nationwide Social Security Disability law firm. He represented clients at every stage of the Social Security disability appeals process, including at hearings before Administrative Law Judges and before the Appeals Council and the federal courts. David has represented clients at administrative hearings in over thirty states, from Hawaii to Maine. He has been an active member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives (NOSSCR).

In his spare time, David enjoys running, cycling, and spending time with his wife, Keisha, his daughter, Ariel, and two cats, Elvis and Pickle. He is also active in his church.