Areas of practice:
Practice limited to consumer and business debtor bankruptcy law, 2008 to present. Real estate law, 2007 to 2008.
2001, University of New Mexico Bachelor of Science degree in Biology
2006, University of New Mexico School of Law Juris Doctor degree
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 annual conferences for the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys from 2017-2019 on consumer bankruptcy issues and also served as the 4th Circuit leader during those years. He is a regular speaker and contributor for the North Carolina Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Section and was nominated as a Council member for the 2020- 2023 term. He has spoken at the 2011, 2013, 2019, and 2020 North Carolina Bar Association Annual Bankruptcy Institute Seminars on Means Testing issues, the HAVEN Act, the CARES Act and other bankruptcy matters. He is also a regular speaker at the Middle District Bankruptcy Seminar regarding Chapter 13 consumer practice.
In 2017, Koury completed revisions to the North Carolina Bankruptcy Practice Manual chapter on Means Testing, which he first co-authored in 2012. Koury grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and is a 2006 graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law.
Attorney Professional Association or Honor:
North Carolina State Bar: Board Certified Specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy.
National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, 4th Circuit leader, 2017-2019.
North Carolina Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section Council member
Durham County Bar Association
Pro Bono / Recognition
Koury is an active volunteer with Legal Aid of North Carolina’s, providing help to low income individuals needing assistance with bankruptcy and consumer debt. He volunteers with Legal Aid’s disaster relief programs, including COVID-19 and eviction assistance. Koury has also provided assistance for service members through the Project Salute and Wills for Heroes programs.