Jude T. Hickland



Jude Hickland advocates for clients facing class actions and other complex litigation. Never losing sight of what judges and jurors find persuasive, he relies on his ability to understand and communicate complex, often technical, issues as he helps clients navigate high-stakes litigation through trial or alternative resolution.


From multimillion-dollar property loss claims in New York to major consumer class actions in California, Jude maintains a national practice with automotive, engineering, insurance, consumer health care and commercial real estate clients. His representative cases include In re: Takata Airbag Products Liability Litigation and lawsuits related to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas


Baylor University School of Law
J.D. cum laude, Baylor Law Review - Executive Editor (2008)

Clemson University
B.S. summa cum laude (2005)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • State Bar of Texas

Firm Leadership

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP — Associates Committee, 2017-20
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