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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

15 total 

  • Judd S Nemiro

    I endorse this lawyer. Responsible and respected member of the legal community


    Judd Nemiro Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Ronald Daniel Hedding

    I endorse attorney Jim Higgins. His reputation in the legal community is unmatched. He is a skilled lawyer who has achieved tremendous results for his clients.


    Ronald Hedding Criminal Defense 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 200807/07/2015

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