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Associate Attorney

Areas of practice:

Practice limited to consumer and business debtor bankruptcy law, 2008 to present. Real estate law, 2007 to 2008.


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2001, University of New Mexico Bachelor of Science degree in Biology

2006, University of New Mexico School of Law Juris Doctor degree


Bar admissions:

2007, North Carolina State Bar 

2009, Federal District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina

2006, New Mexico State Bar (inactive)



Koury Hicks is a Board Certified Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy Law, and has been practicing bankruptcy law exclusively since 2008.    He has spoken at the 2011 and 2013 North Carolina Bar Association Annual Bankruptcy Institute Seminars on Means Test issues and Trustee Audits.  He is also a regular speaker at the Middle District Bankruptcy Seminar regarding Chapter 13 consumer practice and mortgage issues.   In 2012, Koury co-authored the North Carolina Bankruptcy Practice Manual chapter on Means Testing.  Koury is a 2006 graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law, and a survivor of O. Max Gardner's bankruptcy boot camp.


Attorney Professional Association or Honor:

North Carolina State Bar: Certified Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy.

National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.

North Carolina Bar Association.

Durham Bar Association.

Max Gardner Bankruptcy






Speaker at the 34th Annual North Carolina Bankruptcy Institute in 2011.

Assisted in writing the chapter on Means Testing for the North Carolina Bankruptcy Practice Manual 2012.


Pro Bono / Recognition

Koury is an active volunteer with the Legal Aid of North Carolina’s 4ALL program, providing help to low income individuals needing assistance with bankruptcy and consumer debt.  Koury has also provided assistance for service members through the Project Salute and Wills for Heroes programs. 

Max Gardner Bankruptcy Boot Campt