Billy Ring Hicks

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Springfield, VA

B. R. Hicks, PC
 | 5429 Backlick Road, Suite 110
Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 866-973-3390
Fax: 703-354-4298
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    A highly regarded criminal defense attorney, Billy Ring Hicks is the founder of B. R. Hicks, PC. He is located in Springfield, Virginia, and he offers representation to clients throughout Fairfax County and other parts of the Commonwealth. Mr. Hicks has had his own firm since 1976, the year that he was admitted to practice in Virginia. He is also admitted to practice in the District of Columbia as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    Mr. Hicks’s client base is composed of people who are facing state or federal criminal charges. The types of cases that he has worked on during his distinguished career have included weapons violations, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, homicide, sexual assault, drug crimes ranging from possession to distribution to manufacturing, domestic violence, money laundering, extortion, probation violations, fraud and juvenile offenses. Mr. Hicks has been able to obtain positive outcomes for his clients, including bench and jury acquittals, charge dismissals and reductions, and favorable plea agreements that he has negotiated with prosecutors. His successful track record has resulted in his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 peer review rating through Avvo.

    Mr. Hicks went to East Carolina University on the G.I. Bill and received a Bachelor of Science in 1970. He then put himself through law school at the American University Washington College of Law by working as a police officer before graduating with his Juris Doctor in 1976. Prior to opening up his law firm, Mr. Hicks spent three years as a prosecutor for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards. 

    Practice Areas
    • 50%Criminal Defense
    • 40%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Traffic Violations, DUI/DWI, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Defense


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    Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021

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    About Billy Hicks

    Admitted: 1976, Virginia

    Professional Webpage:


    • Top Criminal and Personal Injury Lawyers, Norther Virginia Magazine
    • Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent
    • Northern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyers
    • Super Lawyers

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Virginia, 1976
    • District of Columbia, 1979
    • Chairman, Criminal Law Section of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Member of the Board of Governors, Criminal Law Section of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Active Supporter of the Smile Train
    • Active Supporter of the Southern Poverty Law Center
    • Active Supporter of the NAACP
    • Active Supporter of the ACLU


    • Settled a motorcycle/car accident case in February, 2010 for $865,000, where the medical bills were just under $100,000.

    Educational Background:

    • East Carolina University, B.S., 1970
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    Office Location for Billy Ring Hicks

    5429 Backlick Road
    Suite 110
    Springfield, VA 22151

    Phone: 866-973-3390

    Fax: 703-354-4298

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    Last Updated: 5/21/2021

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