Attorney Leila Hicks

Helping clients breathe a bit easier

Attorney Leila Hicks

Leila Hicks joined the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin in 2017 as a personal injury attorney who also has experience in the areas of Social Security Disability (including Veteran’s Disability), Workers’ Compensation, Criminal Defense, and Family Law.

She received her J.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she also received her B.A. as a double major in Political Science and Philosophy, with a minor in Social and Economic Justice.

“One of my favorite poems is ‘Success’ by Ralph Waldo Emerson. At the outset, Emerson asks the reader, ‘What is success?’ He concludes with a simple statement that ‘To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; This is to have succeeded.’ My goal as an attorney is to allow my clients to breathe easier because they have my help.”

As a judge at the Guilford County Teen Mock Trial Court since 2013, Ms. Hicks has enjoyed helping aspiring young lawyers who are in high school learn how they, too, can help clients breathe a bit easier as they advocate for the rights of others in a courtroom setting.

Practice Area:

Personal Injury

Law School:

University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
2011 J.D.


University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
2008 B.A. Political Science and Philosophy (double major), minor in Social and Economic Justice


  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Bar 18th Judicial District
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North Carolina

Community & Civic Involvement:

  • Guildford County Teen Court, Mock Trial Judge (2013–present)


  • North Carolina Banking Institute Journal, editor and staff member, 2009–2011

Speaking Engagements:

National Business Institute CLE Speaker

  • Email, Social Media, Texts, and Video – What to Look for, Where to Find it, and What to Do With It, 2017
  • Auto Injury – How to Obtain Key Evidence and Get It Admitted, 2017


National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40*, 2017


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Case Results & Settlements