|Ronald L. Hicks, Jr.|
The ACBA recently formed the Diversity & Gender Equality Ad Hoc Committee to advise and assist its Diversity Collaborative Committee (DCC), which works to address diversity issues within the legal community of Allegheny County and represent the interests of attorneys from minority backgrounds. As a member of the committee, Hicks will help the DCC assess and implement initiatives to improve diversity and gender equality within the legal profession.
A partner at Meyer Unkovic & Scott, Hicks is a civil trial and appellate lawyer who works closely with businesses and individuals on complex litigation, oil and gas disputes, and corporate and business matters, with particular service to the gay, lesbian and non-traditional family business community. He serves as co-chair of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group and as chair of its Energy & Mineral Rights practice group. Hicks also serves as a member of the firm’s Diversity Committee.
Hicks is co-chair of the U.S./Canada Litigation Group of Meritas, a global association of select independent law firms. He also is a member of the Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations, the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation, and the National LGBT Bar Association. Within the Allegheny County Bar Association, Hicks is a member of the Judiciary and LGBT Rights Committees. His peers have rated him with an AV Preeminent rating, an achievement of Martindale Hubbell’s highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards, and he has been named to The Best Lawyers® for Commercial, Bankruptcy, Construction, Intellectual Property and Real Estate Litigation, and selected for inclusion as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® and the Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
A graduate of Penn State University, Hicks serves on the university’s board of directors for its College of the Liberal Arts Alumni Society. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Republican National Lawyers Association and an elected member of the Republican Committees of Allegheny County and Pittsburgh. He is a past president of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, the Pittsburgh Young Professionals and the South Shore Place Owners’ Association.
Hicks earned his juris doctor from Wake Forest University. He currently resides in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood.