Mediator's Profile

Hon. Bethany Hicks

Business Name: Hicks Mediation

Hon. Bethany Hicks served as a judge on the Maricopa County Superior Court for more than 23 years during which time she presided over civil, criminal, juvenile, probate, and family court calendars.  Judge Hicks uses her years of experience in the courtroom to provide constructive dispute resolution services through the mediation and arbitration of family, civil and probate law disputes, and to serve the interests of children as a parenting coordinator.

Mediation can provide parties involved in disputes many benefits that the court system cannot. These include quick and more flexible resolutions, reduced costs and confidentiality.  Mediation can also help preserve relationships and can help parties to a dispute find creative solutions which may benefit all.

Prior to her time on the bench, Judge Hicks was in private practice focusing on domestic relations, real estate and corporate law.  She has taught civil trial practice seminars for second and third year law students at Arizona State University.  She has also conducted numerous CLE programs, including contempt and virtual mediation training.


  • Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, Juris Doctor, Law, 1984
  • Boston University, M.Ed, Early Childhood Development, 1975
  • Vassar College, Bachelor’s degree, English, Sociology, 1973

Licenses & Certifications

  • Mediation Certificate from National Judicial College

Bar Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association


  • National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Arizona Woman Neutrals
  • Arizona Supreme Court Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee
  • Thurgood Marshall Inn of Court
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association, (2001-2015), Executive Committee
  • Associate Dean (2005) and Dean (2006), Arizona Judicial College
  • Arizona Office of the Court, Committee on Superior Court (1999 – 2003), Subcommittee on Child Support Guidelines
  • Judge Pro Tem of the Maricopa County Superior Court
  • Homeward Bound, Board of Directors (2015-2021)
  • Valley Leadership, Class XIX

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