Associate Justice Gary E. Hicks
New Hampshire Supreme Court
Gary Ellis Hicks was sworn in as the 104th member of the New Hampshire Supreme Court on January 30, 2006.
A native of Colebrook, in New Hampshire 's North Country, Justice Hicks practiced for 23 years at the law firm of Wiggin & Nourie in Manchester before he was appointed to the Superior Court in 2001 by then Gov. Jeanne Shaheen. Justice Hicks graduated from Bucknell University in 1975 with a degree in mathematics and received his law degree in 1978 from Boston University, where he was managing editor of the law review. He was appointed to the state Supreme Court in 2006 by Gov. John Lynch following the retirement of Senior Associate Justice Joseph P. Nadeau.
Justice Hicks received an honorary Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2000 from the New Hampshire Institute of Art, where he had served for many years both as chairman of the board and as a trustee.
Since 2008, Justice Hicks has been a member of the board of trustees of the Americans Inns of Court Foundation, and currently serves as chairperson of the nominating committee. He joined New Hampshire's Webster-Batchelder Inn of Court seven years ago, when he was a judge on the Superior Court.
Justice Hicks is co-editor of the New Hampshire Discovery Practice manual scheduled for publication in April 2011 by Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education (MCLE).