D. Alicia Hickok



(215) 988-3364 phone
(215) 988-2757 fax

D. Alicia Hickok is a partner in the Litigation Group. She joined the firm in 2002 following a clerkship with the Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

Alicia is the head of the firm’s Appellate Practice team.  She handles appeals before both federal and state appellate courts.  Alicia is an adjunct professor of Appellate Advocacy at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  She serves as Deputy Counsel to the Pennsylvania Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee. She has made presentations throughout the state on Pennsylvania appellate practice and procedure, including presentations to the Pennsylvania State Trial Judges Conference.  She has authored CLE materials on appellate practice and procedure as well as articles and a chapter (co-authored with Alfred Putnam) in both editions of the PBI Third Circuit Appellate Practice Manual (2006), edited by James C. Martin and Nancy Winkelman.  

Alicia has built upon her pre-law economic antitrust research experience with N/E/R/A to evaluate complex litigation questions for clients, pre-litigation and during litigation, as well as on appeal.  

In General.  Alicia is responsible for talent management for the Litigation group.  She is a member of the firm’s Public Interest and Professional Development Committees.  She is a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only trial and appellate lawyer honorary society.  For the American Bar Association, Alicia is co-chair of First Chair Press for the Litigation Section and a member of the Executive Board of the Council of Appellate Lawyers for the Judicial Division, as well as a member of the Steering Committee of the Death Penalty Representation Project and an American Bar Foundation Fellow.  She is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Appellate Advocacy and Judicial Administration Committees.  Alicia serves on the Penn Law Alumni Board of Managers and on the boards of Musicopia and Greensgrow Philadelphia Project, Inc.


Syracuse Law & Civic Engagement Forum
An Inquiry into the Ethics of Capital Punishment
Appellate Issues
Courts to Amici: Are you Interesting?
Amicus Brief in Support of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga
Client Alert
Supreme Court Offers Guidance on How to Enforce Forum Selection Clauses
Client Alert
New AAA/ICDR Optional Appellate Arbitration Rules – Questions Abound
Appellate Issues
Oral Argument: Not a Useless Exercise
Antitrust Update: Sherman Act Section 2 Hearings
Antitrust Update: CAFA and Antitrust - A Mismatch?
Antitrust Update: Judge Alito's Antitrust Jurisprudence
Amicus Curiae Brief of the Chester County Historic Preservation Network in Support of Respondents
Amicus Curiae Brief of the Chester County Historic Preservation Network

Speaking Engagements

New York University School of Law
Social Enterprise Speaker Series
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Pennsylvania Election Law, Campaign Finance & Lobbying Disclosure
Pennsylvania State Trial Judges’ Annual Conference
Pennsylvania State Trial Judges’ Conference
Philadelphia Bar Association
Wilkes-Barre Law and Library Association
Superior Court of Pennsylvania, En Banc Session
Philadelphia Bar Association Bench-Bar & Annual Conference
275 Years of Freedom of the Press: A Reenactment of the Trial of John Peter Zenger
Montgomery County Bar Association CLE Seminar
Avoiding Appellate Pitfalls for the Trial Lawyer
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Winning (or Not Losing) Your Case on Appeal
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Perils & Pitfalls of 1925(b)
Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Appellate Wheel of (Mis)Fortune: Strategic Opportunities, Common Mistakes, Procedural Pitfalls and Waiver Traps