L. Westcott Hicks, Jr.

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Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, L. Westcott Hicks, Jr. ("Wes") graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Wes received his J.D. degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and earned an LL.M. (in Taxation) from New York University School of Law. He is admitted to practice in California and Illinois, the United States Tax Court and the Federal District Court for the Central District of California. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. Wes actively participates in the Taxation Section and the Trusts and Estates Section of each of these bar associations. He has taught in the University of Southern California and Golden Gate University graduate tax programs and is currently an instructor in Estate Planning at Santa Monica College, Emeritus Division. Wes has remained active in the Northwestern University Alumni Association and has served on the Board of Trustees of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California. To unwind, Wes enjoys, music, film and is an avid cyclist.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • State, Local, Federal and International Tax Planning
  • Tax Compliance
  • Tax Controversies
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Probate Litigation
  • Business Transactions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(310) 399-9000  Phone
(310) 722-1948  Cell Phone
(310) 314-1725  Fax
University Attended:
Northwestern University, B.A.
Law School Attended:
University of Illinois, Urbana, J.D.; New York University, LL.M., in Taxation
Year of First Admission:
California; 1970, Illinois; U.S. District Court, Central District of California and U.S. Tax Court
Los Angeles County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of California.

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