Candidate Bio: Judge Timothy G. Hicks

Candidate for Circuit Court Judge

Timothy G. Hicks has served as your Circuit Judge since 1996. During that time, he has managed several thousand criminal and civil cases, and has presided over 250 jury trials. He was Chief Judge of the 14th Circuit from 1999-2002.

Judge Hicks is widely respected throughout the State. He was President of the Michigan Judges Association in 2012. He currently serves as Chairman of the Michigan Supreme Court’s Committee on Model Criminal Jury Instructions. He has also taught many classes for the Michigan Judicial Institute, the educational arm of the Michigan Supreme Court, and wrote an article about innovations in the conduct of jury trials for the Michigan State Bar Journal.

Prior to his appointment to the Bench, Judge Hicks was in private law practice for thirteen years. Before that time, he worked as a teacher, counselor, and coach in two different Michigan high schools.

He considers it a high honor and great privilege to serve as your Circuit Judge.