Joseph R. Hicks

Joseph Hicks

Joe Hicks focuses on energy regulation, corporate compliance, energy infrastructure development, litigation before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), state public utilities commissions, and federal courts. Prior to joining Venable, Joe was an attorney at a prominent international law firm. He has also served as regulatory counsel for electric utilities, natural gas suppliers, and crude oil pipelines. Joe graduated, cum laude, from Emory University School of Law, where he was an articles editor of the Emory Law Journal. He holds an M.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.A. from Emory University.

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  • J.D. cum laude Emory University School of Law 2010
    • Articles editor, Emory Law Journal
  • M.A. University of Chicago 2004
  • B.A. Emory University 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • District of Columbia


  • Legal 500
    • Industry Focus - Energy Litigation: Oil and Gas, 2023
    • Energy: Regulatory, 2014
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Washington, DC, 2014 – 2020
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2021 – 2024