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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. 

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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%

Payment

Fees:

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

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Daniel Luther Mcmurtry

    Jim has helped out many of my social security clients with legal matters, he always does a great job for them.

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    Daniel Mcmurtry Social Security Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Roger Kreis White

    Jim is proof positive that you can be opponents without being unnecessarily contentious. He has mastered the art of finding the common ground--facilitating efforts to resolve cases quickly and fairly. His clients are well served.

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    Roger White Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

The Higgins Firm

525 4th Ave South
Nashville, TN, 37210

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
KYAuthorized to practice law201503/23/2015
TNActive199305/10/2015
GAInactive Member in Good Standing 200805/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of TennesseeBusinessBS - Bachelor of Science1993
UNIV MEMPHISN/AlawN/A

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