Javoyne Hicks serves as Chair of the State Bar of Georgia’s Lawyers Living Well Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee for State Bar’s Board of Governors. Over the last several years Ms. Hicks has been committed to promoting the importance of wellness on all levels–physical, mental, social and financial–throughout the programs offered by the State Bar and throughout the practice of law. She often serves as a speaker for several organizations and as a panel member and presenter for numerous continuing legal education classes. She helped develop the State Bar of Georgia’s 1st Wellness and Practical Skills 12 hour Continuing Legal Education Seminar. Now in its 4th year, it is a Wellness Institute. Javoyne also spearheaded the movement to create a Wellness Center as part of the State Bar of Georgia. Her goal is to normalize the attention everyone should be paying to their own well being and minimize the stigma that exist that keeps people from seeking help when needed. As such, Javoyne serves on the Boards of the Institute for Well-Being in Law (IWIL) and the American Foundaion of Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
In her day job, she serves as a Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney in the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office and as certified Leadership Life Coach. She has served as the DeKalb County State and Magistrate Courts Clerk, as a Deputy Chief Assistant Solicitor-General in charge of the Diversion Programs for the Solicitor-General’s Office. Javoyne has been an Assistant Attorney General in the Georgia Attorney General’s Office and as an Associate Magistrate in DeKalb County. She served as an Assistant District Attorney in three judicial circuits in Georgia and as an Civil Associate conducting internal investigations and trial logistics. In addition, Javoyne has served as a past president of the DeKalb Bar Association and on the boards of Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys, DeKalb Lawyers Association and Leadership Georgia.
Javoyne is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina and graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned her undergraduate and law degrees. She is also the proud mom of two fabulous daughters, Victoria and Sydney.