The leader in workers’ compensation defense law.

Counseling employers and insurance carriers throughout California.

Career Basics

John Hicks has been practicing in the area of Workers’ Compensation since being admitted to the California State Bar in January of 2001. John joined Mullen & Filippi’s Santa Rosa Office in March of 2021. He represents employers, third-party administrators and insurers in workers’ compensation claims and related issues, including allegations of discrimination pursuant to Labor Code §132a and allegations of serious & willful misconduct.


John graduated from the University of California at Davis with a degree in History in 1996. John received his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2000. While attending law school, John represented civilly committed individuals in 5150 hearings.

Professional Membership

John is a member of the State Bar of California.

Personal Note

I have been practicing workers’ compensation since being admitted to the bar over 20 years ago. The fact that this area of law allows me to interact with and form relationships with both employers and claims adjusters is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job.

In my off time, I enjoy playing tennis and taking my two young Huskies on walks.