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 spent a year and a half in the San Diego office of the prestigious national law firm McKenna Cuneo, now McKenna, Long and Aldridge. While there he litigated in federal and superior court primarily in the areas of securities litigation. Most noteworthy was his work for the Federal Court to recover assets stolen in the $330 million ponzi scheme for the victim investors.
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. Mr. Hickey has been married to his wife for 20 years and they live in Point Loma with their two children.