Attorney Robert J. Hicks has been named the next firm-wide managing partner at regional law firm Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, the firm announced Tuesday.
Hicks has served as partner-in-charge of Taft’s Indianapolis office and has been a member of the executive committee at the firm since 2008. His move will be official Jan. 1, and he will succeed Thomas Terp, who will complete 10 years as a managing partner at the firm at the end of the year.
Hicks was an unopposed candidate to the position who emerged after a vetting process designed by the firm’s succession plan committee. He will continue his merger and acquisitions practice and his civic and community activities, the firm said in a press release.
“Bob and I have worked together for several years in the management and growth of the firm. His management experience with a large, international finance company, coupled with his involvement in the management of our firm for the past several years, makes him uniquely qualified to lead the firm going forward,” Terp said in a written statement.
During Terp’s 10 years as managing partner, Taft has grown from 200 attorneys to more than 400.
In addition to Indianapolis office, the firm has Ohio offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, as well as outposts in Chicago, Phoenix, and Covington, Kentucky.