Born in Schenectady, New York, Mr. Higgins resides in Saratoga County. He graduated from Adirondack Community College in Queensbury (A.A.S.) in 1986, Empire State College (State University of New York) (B.A.) in 1990, and Albany Law School of Union University (J.D.) in 1994.
Mr. Higgins' litigation practice includes all types of personal injury and wrongful death litigation, including representation of persons hurt in automobile and workplace (construction site) accidents, and medical malpractice. Mr. Higgins also represents and litigates on behalf of employers and municipalities in matters involving claims of employment discrimination and civil rights violations.
Prior to joining LJ&H, Mr. Higgins was a partner in a preeminent Albany Personal Injury firm, where he successfully secured millions of dollars in recoveries for injured clients. Before pursuing his legal studies and career, Mr. Higgins worked for ten years as a news reporter and sports broadcaster at WGY 810 AM as well as radio stations in Saratoga Springs and Glens Falls.
Mr. Higgins is regularly called upon by various bar associations and groups to lecture to other lawyers on topics ranging from "The Basics of Civil Practice" to "Discovery for Experienced Litigators" to "The Art of Trial Advocacy: Demonstrative Evidence for Television Generation Jurors."
A member of several bar associations and groups, Mr. Higgins is a contributing columnist for the Saratoga County and Warren County Bar Associations’ membership newsletters; is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on the Tort System; formerly served as a Third Judicial District Representative on the Executive Committee of the Trial Lawyers Section of the New York State Bar Association, and is a past winner of the Albany County Bar Association's "President's Award."
All New York Courts
U.S. District Court of the Northern District of New York
U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York
New York State Bar Association
Saratoga County Bar Association