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 clients spanning multiple industries, including, automotive, engineering services, and insurance. His representative cases include In re: Takata Airbag Products Liability Litigation, lawsuits related to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Personal Interests

As one of seven siblings in his family, Jude’s time away from the office often involves large family gatherings. You will also find him watching college sports and spending his time outdoors, engaged in various activities and campouts with his children.


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
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan


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

  • Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP — Dallas Summer Hiring Committee, 2022
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP — Associates Committee, 2017-20


  • Texas Super Lawyers — Rising Star, 2017-22
  • Best Lawyers® — "Ones to Watch," Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2023-24
  • Super Lawyers — Rising Star, 2017-23
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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