KingSpry Special Education Attorney Alyssa M Hicks

Alyssa M. Hicks

Alyssa M. Hicks focuses her practice in general education and special education law.

At KingSpry, Attorney Hicks defends school districts in litigation matters ranging from personal injury lawsuits to special education due process hearings.  She also represents employers in employment discrimination cases before the PHRC, the EEOC, and in federal court.

Her education practice involves advising education leaders on contracts, policies, student discipline, and more.  She enjoys providing training to clients in numerous areas including sensitivity training, service animals / reasonable accommodations, and general education / special education best practices.

A native to the Lehigh Valley, Attorney Hicks enjoys her involvement in local community organizations including the Wilson Area Partners in Education Foundation.  She is actively involved with the bar as the Co-Chair of the Lehigh County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and as a zone representative for the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Attorney Hicks graduated cum laude from Widener University Commonwealth Law School where she received the Dean’s Award, Outstanding Service Award, Best Oral Argument Award, and an Advocacy Certificate. She graduated magna cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in Communications/Journalism.

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • Third Circuit Court of Appeals
Memberships and Associations
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Zone Representative for the Young Lawyers Division
  • Bar Association of Lehigh County, Young Lawyers Division Co-Chair
  • Board Member, Wilson Area School District Foundation


Recent Posts

December Dilemma: Holiday Displays and Programs in Public Schools 

Every year, the holiday season brings a flurry of questions about what is allowed under the law regarding holiday displays and programs. While teaching about religious holidays is permitted as part of an educational program, celebrating religious holidays is not.

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KingSpry Attorney Alyssa Hicks Joins Board of Wilson Area Partners in Education Foundation

KingSpry congratulates attorney Alyssa M. Hicks, who has joined the board of the Wilson Area Partners In Education Foundation and the Advisory Council for the Allentown Branch of the YMCA.

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Adds Yet Another Caution to Disciplining Student Speech

In J.S. v. Manheim Township School District, the Court developed this new true threat standard by reasoning that in order for schools to censor a student’s First Amendment right, it shall determine whether the student intended the communication to be a serious expression of an intent to inflict harm.

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