State Bar of Georgia Wellness Committee–Chair, Atlanta, GA
Javoyne Hicks serves as chair of the State Bar of Georgia Attorney Wellness Committee and is a member of the Lawyers Assistance Program and the Suicide Awareness and Prevention Committee. She is also a member of the Executive Committee for the Georgia State Bar’s Board of Governors. Over the last several years, Javoyne has been committed to promoting the importance of wellness on all levels— physical, mental, social, and financial. She has served as a speaker for several organizations and as a panel member/ presenter for numerous continuing legal education classes on the topics of wellness and suicide prevention. She helped develop the State Bar of Georgia’s first Wellness and Practical Skills 12-hour Continuing Legal Education Seminar and adapted the 2nd Annual Wellness CLE to a six-hour virtual event during COVID.
Javoyne is a senior attorney with Lawrence & Bundy LLC in Atlanta. Over the course of her career, Javoyne has conducted more than 75 internal investigations. This in-depth experience, combined with her exceptional listening and interpersonal skills, enable Javoyne to connect with witnesses and establish the trust and rapport that is often necessary to uncover the facts in a case, particularly when the subject matter is sensitive in nature.
Javoyne is a seasoned leader and manager who served as Chief of Staff of the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4 under the Obama Administration and as Acting District Attorney for DeKalb County, Georgia, and most recently as Clerk of Court for the DeKalb County State and Magistrate Courts. She has managed hundreds of employees and is acutely familiar with the myriad of employment issues that arise when overseeing large and varied workforces. Javoyne is well-versed in the rules, regulations, and continually changing guidelines that inform employment decisions
Javoyne is a past president of the DeKalb Bar Association and served on the boards of the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys and Leadership Georgia. She presently serves as a member of the State Bar of Georgia’s Board of Governors and Cooper Inn of Court. She volunteers with the Stewart Foundation focusing on enhancing the lives of young people, and the Community and College Partners Program (C2P2), an organization partnering academic institutions with local communities to improve their environment. Javoyne is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina, and a 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 daughters, Victoria and Sydney.