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James Sewell Higgins

James Sewell Higgins

also known as Jim Higgins

Practice areas:

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Personal Injury, Probate, Workers Compensation, Employment & Labor

About Me

I am a native Nashvillian and have enjoyed building a practice in a city I love.  My legal carrier began defending corporations and insurance carriers but our firm now only represents victims.  We have lawyers licensded in Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Texas and Ilinois. 


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: 30%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    22 years
  3. Employment & Labor: 5%
    22 years
  4. Workers Compensation: 5%
    22 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  5. Probate: 5%



Contingent (20-40%), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • Adam A Studnicki

    Mr. Higgins is a valuable asset to this community. His dedication to the law and his clients is admirable.


    Adam Studnicki Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Travis Ashley Newton

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Travis Newton DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Higgins Firm

525 4th Ave South
Nashville, TN, 37210



KYAuthorized to practice law201503/23/2015
GAInactive Member in Good Standing 200808/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Nashille Bar AssocitionFellow2013
Best of the BarNashville Business Journal2013
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum1998

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Higgins Firm2013 - Present
AssociateBrewer, Krause, Brooks, Chastain & Burrow1993 - 1996


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Employment Lawyers AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Nashville Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Tennessee Association for JusticeN/AN/A
American Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Phillips v. Robertson County Board of EducationCase upheld on appeal

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Publication NameTitleDate
The TennesseeanUnconscionable to Slash Damages in Nursing Home Neglect Cases2003


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of TennesseeBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1993

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Tennessee Workers" Compensation Division 16th Annual Educational ConferenceTennessee Workers Compensation2013
Personal Injury BasicsExpert Examination/Testimony2012