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Gerald C. Hicks, Supervising Deputy City Attorney

Practice Areas

Mr. Hicks is the supervisor of the Advisory and General Counsel Division and is the lead advisory attorney for the City’s Department of Public Works. He also is counsel for the City’s Disability Rights Commission.

Background and Experience

Mr. Hicks has served the Sacramento City Attorney’s Office since February 1998.

He was promoted in 2010 from Deputy City Attorney to the position of Supervising Deputy City Attorney and is currently assigned as the supervisor for the General Counsel and Advisory division. During his 23 years with the City Attorney's Office he has handled and tried a number of litigation matters and in an advisory position has represented every city department.

Mr. Hicks worked in the private sector from 1990 until 1998 when he joined the Sacramento City Attorney’s Office. He is the author of the chapter in the American Bar Association publication Local Government, Land Use, and the First Amendment entitled Regulation of Speech on Government Property: The Government Speech Doctrine. He has made numerous presentations before the League of California Cities and California State Association of Counties on various topics including the Americans with Disabilities Act and the First Amendment.

Professional Affiliations

Kennedy Inn of Court (1991-1993)
Order of the Coif (1990 – current)


Mr. Hicks received B.A. degrees from California State University Sacramento in History and Communications. He received his law degree from McGeorge School of Law in 1990, graduating Magna Cum Laude (High Honors). He was Assistant Comment Editor of the Pacific Law Journal from 1989-1990.