Guest Speaker: October 4th, 2016: Bob Hickey: Candidate for City Attorney

Robert P. Hickey is a veteran prosecutor for the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.
As a Deputy District Attorney for nearly 19 years, he held leadership positions

as the Assistant Chief of the Gang Prosecution and Major

Narcotics Units. Hickey was the first San Diego prosecutor

to use state wiretaps in gang murder investigations and is

most widely known for the successful prosecution of the

notorious Dr. J’s murders in Southeast San Diego where

two women were killed and a seven year old boy was

severely wounded.

Among his awards for investigations and prosecutions are the 2011 San Diego

County Prosecutor of the Year, 2006 San Diego Prosecutor’s Outstanding

Achievement Award, and a Commendation by the FBI Director. While a DDA,

he was also twice elected by his peers to be President of the San Diego County

Deputy District Attorneys Association representing and leading more than

300 attorneys.

Hickey also has a strong background in civil litigation. He was the Senior Associate

in the San Diego office of the national law firm McKenna Cuneo, now Dentons.

There, he was appointed by the Federal Court as Receiver’s Counsel to recover

$330 million in assets for victims in a ponzi scheme. While in private practice

he developed the successful litigation strategy which brought an end to the

obstructionist law suits that had left Petco Park rusting and only 25% complete.

In developing that strategy, he analyzed 13 lawsuits brought against the

Qualcomm Stadium Expansion, Convention Center Expansion and Petco Park,

gaining insight and definitive thoughts on how to fix a flawed system.

Robert Hickey III is the son of Rear Admiral Robert Hickey II (Ret.) and Marilyn

Hickey of Rancho Bernardo. As the son of a Navy Fighter Pilot he moved often but

always returned to the San Diego, where he has lived for almost 40 years. Hickey

graduated from Poway High School in 1986, the University of California, San Diego

in 1990, and the University of San Diego, School of Law in 1994. Hickey has been

married to his wife for 20 years and they live in Point Loma with their two children.

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