David Hricik graduated cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law in 1988, after graduating Phi Beta Kappa and with High Honors from the University of Arizona. He then practiced law for 14 years, first with Baker Botts then with litigation boutiques, principally litigating patent infringement, legal malpractice, and complex commercial litigation. During that time, he also taught as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law and at the University of Houston Law Center.
He left full-time practice in 2002 and began to teach at Mercer. He principally teaches Law of Lawyering, Patent Law and LItigation, and Civil Lawsuits. He has authored or co-authored books on Property, Statutory Interpretation, Civil Procedure, and ethical issues in patent prosecution and litigation. He is nationally recognized as an expert in ethics in intellectual property law.