About the Author

Patrick Hicks

Patrick Hicks, @PatrickHicks

Head of Legal, Trust & Will

Patrick, J.D., LL.M. 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

End of Life Planning — 6 min read

Retirement Planning 101: How to Prepare for Retirement

Estate Planning — 4 min read

California Probate Bond Guidelines - What You Need to Know

Estate Planning — 5 min read

Non-Probate Transfer: Definition & Types of Non-Probate Transfer

Estate Planning — 5 min read

5 Reasons You Should Create a Living Will

Estate Planning — 5 min read

A Guide to the 6 Types of Probate Bonds

Estate Planning — 5 min read

What Happens If an Estate Is Not Settled? What You Need to Know

Estate Planning — 4 min read

What Happens If a Will Is Not Filed in California?

End of Life Planning — 5 min read

Retirement Funds Guide: Definition, Types of Funds & How to Get Started

Probate — 4 min read

How to Check If a Will Has Been Probated: A Guide