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130 North Court Ave
Memphis TN 38103
Fax: 901.524.5024

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Nathan Bicks’s practice focuses on complex litigation, with particular emphasis on white collar crime, healthcare fraud, and class action matters. He has extensive experience in defending individuals and companies under federal investigation, including directing internal investigations, negotiating non-prosecution and plea agreements, developing corporate compliance programs, and representing clients at trial. Mr. Bicks also has experience in regulatory affairs and represents clients at all levels of federal, state, governmental agencies and boards. Mr. Bicks serves as Town Attorney for Memphis suburb, the Town of Collierville. He has been recognized by Mid-South Super Lawyers in the area of healthcare law. The publication The Best Lawyers® in America lists him in the areas of commercial litigation, criminal defense – white collar, land use & zoning law, litigation – land use & zoning law, litigation – municipal law, and the "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation-Municipal in the Memphis area. Mr. Bicks frequently makes presentations at seminars on regulatory issues. From 1979-82, he served as press secretary and legislative assistant to U.S. Representative Harold Ford, Sr. in Washington. He presently serves on the firm's Management Committee.


  • Georgetown University Law Center (J.D., 1984)
  • New York University School of Law (1983) 
  • Brown University (B.A., 1978), with honors

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Selected as the 2019 CEO of the Year by Inside Memphis Business
  • Named 2019 Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" for Land Use and Zoning Law in the Memphis area
  • Town Attorney, Town of Collierville (2013-present)
  • Ranked by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business in Band 2 in the area of Real Estate in Tennessee (2017-2018)
  • Named 2018 Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" for Criminal Defense: White Collar in the Memphis area
  • Named 2016 Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation-Municipal in the Memphis area
  • Named 2015 Best Lawyers® "Lawyer of the Year" for Land Use and Zoning Law in the Memphis area
  • Named to the 2020 Best Lawyers® in America list in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense - White-Collar, Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation - Land Use & Zoning Law, Litigation – Municipal (since 2008)
  • Recognized by Business Tennessee magazine as one of the “Best 150 Lawyers in Tennessee”
  • Named to the "Top 100 Tennessee Super Lawyers" list (2008-2019)
  • Named to the "Top 50 Memphis Super Lawyers" list (2008-2019)
  • Named a Mid-South Super Lawyer in the area of Healthcare (2009 - 2014)
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Attorneys for Justice Pro Bono Service Award (2014)
  • Fellow, Tennessee Bar Foundation (Class of 2014)
  • Named an "MBQ Power Player" in Business Litigation by Memphis Business Quarterly (2012 and 2013)
  • Appointed by the Tennessee Supreme Court as a hearing panelist for the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility (2011-2014)

Publications and Presentations of Note

  • Presenter, “Local Government Law,” NBI Zoning and Land Use Issues Seminar (February 2014)
  • Presenter, “Healthcare Fraud/Parallel Proceedings,” Memphis Bar Association Bench Bar Conference, Destin, Florida (2008)

Community Involvement

  • Present or Former Board Member: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (President, Secretary, General Counsel); Memphis Jewish Housing Development Corp.; Memphis Jewish Community Center (Past-President); Bornblum Solomon Schechter School (Past-President); Memphis Jewish Federation; Goodwill Boys’ Club; Facing History and Ourselves; Center for Southern Folklore; Memphis Heritage, Inc.; LeMoyne-Owen College (Executive Committee, Trustee); Theater Memphis
  • Brown University Alumni School Committee, Regional Chair 

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