D. Alicia Hickok

alicia.hickok dbr.com
Phone: (215) 988-3364 (215) 988-3364
Fax: (215) 988-2757


D. Alicia Hickok regularly works across practice groups, because appellate strategies are not limited to litigation. In doing so, she draws often on her pre-law economic antitrust research experience with N/E/R/A in evaluating complex questions pre-litigation and during litigation, as well as on appeal. Alicia is head of the Litigation Group’s Appellate Team and Navigator initiative.

She is an adjunct professor of appellate advocacy at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. For many years, she was Deputy Counsel and then Counsel to the Pennsylvania Appellate Court Procedural Rules Committee. Alicia has made presentations throughout the state to judges, law clerks, and practitioners on Pennsylvania appellate practice and procedure.

Alicia is responsible for talent management for the Litigation group and is a member of the firm’s Public Interest Committee.

Alicia clerked for the Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.


Best Lawyers®, Appellate Practice (2020)

Awards Methodology (www.drinkerbiddle.com/content/awards)


Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2001, cum laude, University of Pennsylvania Law Review
  • Texas Christian University, B.A., 1979, cum laude

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Co-Chair, First Chair Press
  • Council of Appellate Lawyers, Judicial Division, Executive Board
  • Death Penalty Representation Project, Steering Committee
  • Greensgrow Philadelphia Project, Inc., Board Member
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Musicopia, Board Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Appellate Advocacy Committee and Judicial Administration Committee
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, Alumni Board of Managers