Eric Grant

Attorney, Hicks Thomas LLP

Eric Grant obtained his undergraduate degree in economics in 1986 and his law degree in 1990, both from the University of California, Berkeley.  During his three-decades-plus legal career, Mr. Grant has served as a law clerk to Retired Chief Justice Warren E. Burger and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas; argued cases in the United States Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, and numerous other federal and state appellate courts; published law journal articles on constitutional law; and taught as an adjunct professor at UC Davis School of Law.
From 2017 to 2021, Mr. Grant served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General in charge of appellate and Indian-related litigation in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.  He has since returned to private practice in the Sacramento office of Houston-based Hicks Thomas LLP, where he focuses on energy and environmental litigation and other complex civil matters.



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