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Henderson attorney stabbed in home invasion robbery

A 50-year-old attorney was recovering from injuries after being stabbed multiple times during a robbery at his home Friday night.

Henderson police said Sunday that the home in­vasion occurred about 8 p.m. on Inveraray Court, near Green Valley and Wigwam parkways.

Police did not identify the victim, but a neighbor who asked not to be named said he is attorney Patrick Hicks.

The robbery did not appear to be random, police said, but they did not specify.

Police said the suspects stole cash and jewelry from the home.

The assailants were described as four males who were all wearing hoods and masks.

The man was stabbed several times. His wife was home but she was not injured, police said.

Sources close to the Hicks family said Patrick Hicks received several defensive stab wounds that cut down to the bone. He was also stabbed in his throat, and other areas of his neck. Hicks was described as a physically fit man, which might have helped him fight for his life, sources said.

Hicks was listed in critical but stable condition Sunday night, according to the sources close to the Hicks family. Police said he is expected to recover from his injuries.

The home invasion occurred at the Legacy Estates, an "exclusive" Green Valley neighborhood that has two gates and guards. Some homes in the community overlook a golf course.

The neighbor urged residents to be "hyper vigilant," lock their doors and keep their eyes open.

Hicks represented billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson late last year during a federal lawsuit to recover more than $100,000 in overtime on behalf of former Adelson driver Kwame Luangisa.

Hicks, of the Littler Mendelson law firm, was released from the case after a Dec. 5 order by U.S. Magistrate Judge C.W. Hoffman Jr. to grant the plaintiff’s request for sanctions after Hoffman determined Hicks and Adelson "improperly impeded and frustrated the fair examination of Adelson during his October 6 deposition."

According to Hicks’ biography on his law firm’s website, he appears in both state and federal court. He represents clients in such cases as wrongful termination, employment discrimination, breach of contract and grievance arbitrations.

He is the founding shareholder of his firm’s Reno and Las Vegas offices.

Anyone with information about Friday’s attack is urged to call Henderson police at 702-267-4750 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.

Review-Journal columnist John L. Smith contributed to this report. Contact reporter Antonio Planas at aplanas@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4638.

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