About Us

Tom Hicks Law is a small firm that specializes in water issues. We pride ourselves on finding creative solutions to seemingly intractable problems.  

To that end, we have developed and work with a suite of innovative legal tools to help our clients resolve their water supply problems or to find new opportunities.

How We Work

Business & Economics

A business sensibility is essential to successful legal strategy. Costs and benefits of legal action must be carefully evaluated at the onset of any engagement to ensure that the Client’s needs and best interests are prioritized accordingly.

Our practice has adopted modern technologies and streamlined solutions to reduce legal overhead and operational costs to provide a lower-cost and higher-value legal service to all Clients.

  • We provide law firms the value of a specialty practice without the cost of a full-time, permanent hire.
  • We serve as outside general counsel for Land Trusts and other non-profits who have strict budgetary limitations and dynamic requirements by providing nimble contract flexibility.
  • We work collaboratively with our private clients to find ways to minimize legal costs while remaining focused on achieving goals.

Collaborative Leadership

Tom has a proven ability to bring people together in common purpose to generate uncommon results. He is an active communicator with strong organizational skills. He is a former Class V whitewater rafting guide, kayaker, ski patrolman, and Colorado Outward Bound instructor willing to lead, follow, and take appropriately managed risks to achieve Clients’ goals and objectives.

Outside the Box Thinking

So many of the issues faced by our clients cannot be easily solved by linear thinking and strategies, and often require the discovery and incorporation of “third door” opportunities. We pride ourselves on our ability to find unconventional solutions to intractable issues.

Multi-faceted Approach

Often, client matters require a blending of several areas of practice. A client with water supply issues may find itself designing and building a conservation project for a third party in exchange for a long-term water lease that requires administrative approval from State and Local agencies.

We pride ourselves on our ability to tease out these multi-disciplinary opportunities on behalf of our clients.