On Friday, February 2, 2024 the Presiding Disciplinary Judge of the Supreme Court of Colorado approved disbarring attorney Ian Trevor Hicks for misconduct in handling multiple client cases.

The case is entitled “People v. Ian Trevor Hicks,” with case no. 23PDJ039.

According to the court order, Hicks committed misconduct in six separate client cases. In one matter, he missed key deadline responses, failed to protect his client from wage garnishment, and did not inform them that their case had been dismissed. Hicks also neglected to file a trial management order and skipped a required pretrial conference.

In another matter, Hicks did not relay a settlement offer to his client and missed discovery deadlines without participating properly. He disobeyed court orders regarding discovery and document sharing. Hicks also issued an invalid subpoena that misstated the law to an out-of-state individual, violating their rights. His actions multiplied proceedings and led to the dismissal of his client’s claims.

Hicks repeatedly failed to meet deadlines, knowingly broke a protective order, and misrepresented facts in a third case. He also did not diligently follow deadlines in a fourth matter, voluntarily dropping a complaint rather than responding to a dismissal motion and refiling it twice.

In one case, a client paid Hicks $500 to file a complaint over a year prior but he never did. Hicks did not communicate with her or return the money despite requests. He also maintained a conflict of interest by pursuing a sexual relationship.

After a March 2023 suspension, Hicks disobeyed the order by not promptly withdrawing from his cases. As such, he violated various Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct. The judge subsequently disbarred Hicks, removing his law license effective immediately.

According to avvo.com, Mr. Ian Trevor Hicks was a litigation attorney in Denver, Colorado. He attended the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and was licensed to practice in Colorado in 2007.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.