Charles F. Hickman, Juris Doctor, LLM-Taxation
Taxation & Business Legal Studies


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Clinical Associate Professor

Office: 360 BAB
Phone: 256.824.6598


  • LLM - Taxation - University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri, 1989
  • Juris Doctor - University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, Arkansas, 1985
  • B.S.B.A. - Arkansas State University - Jonesboro, Arkansas, 1980

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Associate Professor, University of Alabama in Huntsville 2013 – present
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2006 - 2013

Current Teaching Responsibilities

  • Individual/Small Business Income Tax (ACC 313)
  • Corp/Partnership/Estate Tax (ACC 413/513)
  • Professional Certification (ACC 480/580)
  • Business Law for Accountants (BLS 411/511)
  • State and Local Taxation (ACC 420/520)

Recent Publications

  • Wai Yin Mok, Charles F. Hickman and Christopher Allport; Implementing Business Processes: A Database Trigger Approach.   Published in the International Journal of Knowledge-Based Organizations, Vol. 3, Issue 2, 2013.
  • Charles Hickman. Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights – Issues for Developing Nations. Published in the International Journal of Business and Social Science, Pg. 213, Vol. 3, No. 6, March 2012.
  • Charles Hickman. Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights – Issues for Developing Nations.  Proceeding from the Institutti juridice contemporane in contextual integrarii Romaniei In Uniunea Europeana, editia a V-a, Bucharest, Romania.  November 2011.
  • Muehlmann, B.W., A.A. Baldwin, R. Hübscher and C.F. Hickman.  Tax Strategy Patents:  Intelligent or Just Useful.  In Collected Papers of the Seventeenth Annual Research Workshop on Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Technologies in Accounting, Auditing and Tax, Anaheim, California


  • Charolette Noel & Charles Hickman: Unilateral Revocation of Letter Rulings by States; Implications for Taxpayers and Revenue Departments, Weekly State Tax Report , March 7, 2003.

Professional Experience

  • Consultant, working for Clifton Gunderson, LLP, and other corporate and individual clients; Counsel with the law firm of Paul R. Durr, P.C., 2003 - 2006.
  • Principal, serving in the area of State and Local Taxation - Clifton Gunderson, LLP, 2001- 2003.
  • Tax litigator; Special Counsel to the Chief Counsel - Illinois Department of Revenue, 1996 - 2000.
  • Federal tax, state and local tax planning and controversy, business transactions - Mathis, Marifian, Richter and Grandy, Belleville Illinois, 1989 - 1996.
  • Business litigation, including debtor/creditor and contract litigation - Croxton and Boyer, Rogers Arkansas, 1985 - 1987.