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An Aggressive Defense To Keep Your Record Clean

Matthew Alan Hicks

Matthew Alan Hicks

Santa Ana, California

Attorney Matthew Hicks is dedicated to providing aggressive legal representation and protecting the rights of those who have been charged with a crime in Southern California.  Attorney Hicks personally handles every aspect of the case from start to finish providing a rigorous defense.  Attorney Hicks works with people facing criminal charges in Southern California, including DUI, and other Misdemeanors, as well as those facing infractions such as Traffic Tickets.  Moreover, Attorney Hicks is dedicated to helping those needing a second chance by providing legal counsel relating to 1203.4s (often referred to as expungements). 

Attorney Matthew Hicks understands that his clients often face timely matters, therefore strives to return phone calls the same day.  He understands a person charged with a crime is often facing high stress and embarrassment.  As such, Attorney Hicks highly regards his client’s right to privacy while providing a timely and aggressive approach to handling his client’s complex cases.  Moreover, he understands there is no standard solution to every case.  Instead, his approach is to think outside the box, and customize a defense strategy to fit his client’s case.

Attorney Matthew Hicks dedicated his first year as an Attorney as a Volunteer Attorney with the Orange County Public Defender's Office where he was able to help the underserved community of Orange County.  He was responsible for writing and researching pretrial, trial, and post-trial motions for the Felony Panel.  Attorney Hicks began his legal Career by attending Western State College of Law where he focused on criminal law earning a both a Criminal Law Certificate with Distinction and a Certificate of Exemplary Public Service.  Through his dedication to hard work and education in the law, Attorney Hicks earned Witkin Awards in Introduction to Legal Methods, Legal Writing, and Community Property.  Witkin awards are honors given to those who have achieved the highest grade in the class.  These great legal distinctions earned Attorney Hicks an invite onto Law Review, where he was a writer and editor as well as a Board Member. 

Attorney Hicks is driven to provide justice to individuals facing criminal charges in Southern California.  Call Today for a Free Consultation. 


Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI
  • Expungements
  • Traffic Tickets

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2015


  • Western State University College of Law, Irvine, California
    • J.D. - 2015
  • California State University, Fullerton , Fullerton, California
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Major: Communications

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Attorney with the Orange County Public Defender's Office, 2015 - 2017
  • Law Clerk with the Orange County Public Defender's Office, 2014 - 2015

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