Christopher Hicks

Christopher Hicks
Hicks Adams LLP

Christopher Hicks, founding partner of the Toronto firm Hicks Adams LLP, focuses on criminal law.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New Brunswick and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1981.

Mr. Hicks has been practising criminal law for more than 25 years and focuses on jury trials and appeals, including those involving the most serious offences in the Criminal Code.

He has argued appeals of both conviction and sentence in the Court of Appeal and represented clients in the Supreme Court of Canada.

Christopher Hicks In The News
Oland defence team presented more 'persuasive' arguments

Veteran Toronto criminal lawyer  Christopher Hicks predicts Dennis Oland will be acquitted in the slaying of his millionaire father Richard, prompting a Crown appeal of the decision. Read more

Christopher Hicks' media roundup

Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks  is frequently called upon by the media as   a trusted source for their news stories, particularly in high-profile criminal matters. Read more

Bencher candidate Hicks would introduce LSO ombudsperson

It’s time for the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) to change its “firing line” approach to discipline, bencher candidate and Toronto criminal lawyer  Christopher Hicks  tells . Read more

LSO needs to be more progressive: Hicks

Toronto criminal lawyer and bencher candidate  Christopher Hicks  tells  he would like to see the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) take a more collaborative and progressive approach to self-governance. Read more

Oland 'shattered' main pillars of Crown's case: Hicks

Dennis Oland proved to be a highly effective witness in his own defence, tearing down the major arguments in the Crown’s case, Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks  tells . Read more

Oland defence team to explore toxicology results: Hicks

Alcohol detected in his slain father’s body during autopsy could prove pivotal to Dennis Oland’s defence, says Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks . Read more

Crown's financial motive theory in Oland murder trial a 'red herring'

The Crown's pursuit of a financial motive is inconsistent with its theory of the case in the second-degree murder trial of Dennis Oland, says Toronto criminal lawyer  Christopher Hicks , who has decades of experience in defending clients accused of homicide. Read more

Serial killer McArthur handed 'sentence till death:' Hicks

TORONTO — Serial killer Bruce McArthur murdered eight men from Toronto's gay village for ``his own warped and sick gratification,'' an Ontario j udge said Friday as he sentenced the 67-year-old to life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years. Read more

Trump comments central to high-stakes extradition case: Hicks

A high-profile extradition case involving a senior executive of a Chinese tech giant could hinge on the perception of political interference by U.S. President Donald Trump, Toronto criminal lawyer  Christopher Hicks  tells CTV News Channel . Read more

Blood evidence on Oland's jacket 'rather remarkable:' Hicks

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — The cellphone of murdered multimillionaire Richard Oland was never found, but steamy messages and text exchanges with his mistress were captured on a computer backup program. Read more

Oland retrial swings in favour of defence: Hicks

The momentum in the second-degree murder retrial of Dennis Oland in the brutal beating death of his multimillionaire father has taken a turn — one which “favours” the defence, says Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks , who has decades of experience in defending clients accused of homicide. Read more

Driver's guilty plea in Humboldt crash demonstrates 'remorse': Hicks

A semi-truck driver's guilty plea to all 29 charges stemming from a devastating collision with a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team will be a significant factor in his sentencing, Toronto criminal lawyer Christopher Hicks tells . Read CTV Read more

Dennis Oland murder trial focuses on his father's missing iPhone

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — One of the most baffling aspects of the Richard Oland murder case was the focus of attention at his son's trial on Wednesday: What happened to the multimillionaire's cellphone, the only thing taken from the crime scene? Read more

Hicks' client not guilty of first-degree murder — convicted of manslaughter

   A Toronto man was found not guilty of first-degree murder but convicted of the lesser offe... Read more

Officer had to order other cops away from Oland crime scene, trial hears

SAINT JOHN, N.B. — The battered body of multi-millionaire Richard Oland attracted unwanted attention from several Saint John police officers who visited the scene just to get a look, the Dennis Oland murder trial was told Friday. Read more

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