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March 27, 2012 5:37 PM

Littler Partner Recovers from Stabbing After Las Vegas Home Invasion

Posted by Brian Baxter

Patrick Hicks, the founding partner of Littler Mendelson's Las Vegas and Reno offices, is recovering from stab wounds he suffered during a robbery at his home Friday night.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that four males wearing hoods and masks entered Hicks's residence in a gated community in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson and stole cash and jewelry. Police told the paper that the robbery did not appear to be random and that a man in the home received stab wounds, but did not identify the victim.

The man's wife, who was also in the home, was not injured, according to the Review-Journal's report. A Littler spokeswoman confirmed to The Am Law Daily that Hicks was the person attacked. The paper reported Sunday night that Hicks was in critical but stable condition. The firm said his condition is improving.  

"We are delighted to report that both Patrick and his family are doing well and that Patrick is on his way to making a full recovery," Littler said in a statement to The Am Law Daily. The firm declined to make any further comment, citing the "open and active" investigation by Henderson police.

Hicks is a labor and employment litigator who has held active administrative roles within Littler. A former managing partner of both the Las Vegas and Reno offices, Hicks previously served on Littler's board and cochaired its hospitality practice group.

Hicks also sits on Littler's diversity advisory group and chairs its employment practices and liability insurance committee. He is a cochair of the American Bar Association's subcommittee on gaming litigation.

Among Hicks's more high-profile clients: casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who turned to the Littler partner for counsel in a $100,000 overtime pay dispute with former driver Kwame Luangisa. Hicks was removed from the case in December by a U.S. magistrate judge, who cited tough litigation tactics used by Hicks to impede an October deposition of Adelson, according to a Review-Journal story in December.


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