Connor D. Hicks

Associate Cincinnati


Connor is an attorney in Taft’s Commercial Litigation practice group in the Cincinnati office. He has experience in a variety of sectors including bankruptcy, sustainable resources, commercial lending, servicing and disputes, and regulatory guidance.

Prior to joining Taft, Connor focused his litigation practice on financial disputes and real estate at a national law firm. He gained additional experience as a law clerk for the Hon. David L. Bissett of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of West Virginia and as a judicial intern for the Hon. Anthony Beltrami of the Northampton County (PA) Court of Common Pleas.

Connor earned his J.D. from the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law and his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, in journalism from West Virginia University. During law school, Connor was a recipient of the Pro Bono Service Award, served as Notes Editor for the Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law, and was president of the Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity and the Bourbon Legal Society.

Connor is licensed to practice only in West Virginia. His application for admission to the Ohio Bar is pending.

All Service Areas


  • University of Kentucky College of Law (2021)

    Notes Editor, Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law

    Pro Bono Service Award Recipient

  • West Virginia University (2018)

    cum laude 
    B.S. – Journalism


  • Federal - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Federal - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Federal - Northern District of West Virginia
  • Federal - Southern District of West Virginia
  • State - West Virginia

Speeches and Publications

  • Author, “Without Reservation: Ensuring Uniform Treatment in Bankruptcy While Keeping in Mind the Interests of Native American Individuals and Tribes,” Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law, Volume 28 (May 2023)
  • Co-Presenter, “Recent Bankruptcy Developments,” West Virginia Bankruptcy and Commercial Law Seminar (May 2022)
  • Author, “Taking Action to Topple the Great Wall Around American Pharmaceutical ‘Trade Secrets,’” Florida Coastal Law Review, Volume 21 (May 2021)
  • Author, “Plugging Problems: How States in the Ohio River Basin Can Address Orphan Oil and Gas Wells,” Kentucky Journal of Equine, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Law, Volume 12 (November 2020)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bankruptcy Institute

    Young and New Members Committee

  • West Virginia State Bar Bankruptcy Committee


  • Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia