B. Thomas Hickey Jr. 2022 Best Lawyers® “Lawyer of the Year”

Aug 23, 2021 | News, Press Release

Thomas Hickey

Spicer Rudstrom PLLC Chattanooga office attorney, B. Thomas Hickey Jr. was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2022 “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.

Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.

In addition to the “Lawyer of the Year” award, B. Thomas Hickey Jr. was also listed in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Thomas has been recognized by Best Lawyers® every year, beginning in 2019.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.


About B. Thomas Hickey Jr.

Thomas assists and represents individuals, businesses, and insurance companies in a variety of civil matters. He has been with Spicer Rudstrom PLLC for many years and has been a member since 2009.

Thomas attended the University of Georgia and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993. He then earned his Juris Doctorate from the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in 1997. While in law school, Thomas was named to the Dean’s List, served as a teaching assistant, and excelled in various areas of study. After graduating from law school, Thomas obtained his license to practice law in Georgia and Tennessee and actively practices law in those states. He has achieved an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Thomas handles a variety of civil litigation including personal injury litigation resulting from automobile accidents and premises liability cases, construction litigation, insurance coverage litigation, and employment practices litigation. He has successfully handled as lead counsel multiple cases, both jury and non-jury, through verdict and appeal in both Tennessee and Georgia.

Thomas grew up in nearby Ringgold, Georgia, and has lived in the Chattanooga area his entire life. He is married to Amanda and they have two children, Ben and Kara. When not at work, Thomas enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and being on the golf course and on the racquetball court.