William A. Hicks III

Senior Counsel
William A. Hicks III focuses on tax-exempt finance, including general obligation, revenue, and special assessment bonds; lease-purchase certificates of participation; and nonprofit corporations.

Professional Highlights

Professional Activities

State Bar of Arizona

National Association of Bond Lawyers

American College of Bond Counsel, Fellow

Recognition & Accomplishments

Phoenix Magazine, 'Top Lawyer' - Civil Law Transactional, 2022

The Best Lawyers in America, corporate law, mergers and acquisition law, municipal law, and public finance law, 2003-2021; "Lawyer of the Year," Municipal Law (Phoenix), 2013, 2017

Sustaining Award of Excellence, Children's Law Center, Volunteer Lawyers' Program, 2014

Speaking Engagements

"Utilizing Bonds to Finance Public Projects," Lorman Education Services, webinar, February 15, 2018

Board Memberships & Community Service

Health First Foundation Northern Arizona
Member, Board of Directors, 2017-present

Arizona Council on Economic Education
Member, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, 1998-present; Chair, 2000-2018

The Luke's Men
Member, 1990-1996 and 1999-2001; Secretary, 1993-1994; past Vice President, 1995-1996; President 1996-1997



Cornell Law School (LL.B., specialization in international legal studies, 1967)

Princeton University (A.B. 1964)



New York

U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona