About the Author

Patrick Hicks

Patrick Hicks, @PatrickHicks

Head of Legal, Trust & Will

Patrick is Head of Legal, serving as our General Counsel overseeing all attorney-related operations, including regulatory efforts and legal affairs. As a seasoned estate planning attorney, Patrick brings over a decade of knowledge and real-life taxation law experience to our service offerings. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Davidson College, a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, and an LL.M in Taxation from the University of San Diego. Before joining Trust & Will, Patrick practiced law in the trusts and estates practice group of law firm Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP. While attending undergrad, Patrick served as a firefighter for the Davidson Fire Department.

Articles from this author

Trusts — 5 min read

A Beneficiary’s Guide to Dynasty Trusts

Estate Planning — 3 min read

Quit Claim Deed Loopholes: How to Avoid Probate

Estate Planning — 4 min read

How to Use a Pour Over Will with a Living Trust to Avoid Probate

Estate Planning — 4 min read

Probate Sale - What It Is & What You Need to Know

Estate Planning — 5 min read

Probate Court 101: What to Expect During Probate

Estate Planning — 4 min read

Average Probate Process Timeline

Wills — 3 min read

Wills & Probate - 5 Common Myths about Wills and Probate

Wills — 8 min read

Will vs Trust - What’s The Difference & Which Option is Right for You?

Wills — 4 min read

E-Will: Everything You Should Know About Electronic Wills