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James C. Higgs

James C. Higgs

Practice areas:

Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate, Trusts, Guardianship

About Me

I was born in Mason, Michigan, but grew up on the mission field in Puerto Rico. I grew up with a sense that showing compassion and serving others was the greatest goal in life. When I finished my undergraduate degree from Great Lakes Christian College in Ministry, I felt called to do something greater. I attended Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan where I graduated 2nd in my class. After passing the bar, I have pursued a career in law where I can first and foremost help people.


 


I center my practice around assisting the elderly with their everyday needs. I do everything from basic estate planning, with wills and trusts, to more complicated arrangements, using insurance policies and long term care options. In addition I assist families in getting the elderly and disabled medicaid qualified when they enter the nursing home for a long term stay.

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Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Elder Law: 30%
    8 years, 30 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    8 years, 180 cases
  3. Probate: 20%
    8 years, 60 cases
  4. Trusts: 15%
    8 years, 100 cases
  5. Guardianship: 5%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($195/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.

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    Christian Lassen Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Howard M Lewis

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Higgs is an outstanding attorney with an excepional reputation. He is a strong and zelaous advocate for his cients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services.

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    Howard Lewis Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Stein and Higgs, PLLC

117 S University Ave
Mount Pleasant, MI, 48858

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MIActive And In Good Standing200609/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Magna Cum LaudeThomas M Cooley Law School2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyStein and Higgs, PLLC2008 - Present
AttorneyDavidson Breen & Doud2006 - 2008

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Sixth Circuit Federal Court of AppealsMember2011 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Michigan chapter)Member2010 - Present
Central Michigan Home Builders AssociationMember2009 - Present
Institute for Continuing Legal EducationPartner2009 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Eastern District of Michigan chapter)Member2009 - Present
State Bar of MichiganMember2006 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Mulholland vs. Isabella BankRecovered 75% of the money taken.
Shugg vs. ChaseFull recovery for the client.

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolDispute ResolutionJD - Juris Doctor2005
Great Lakes Christian CollegeBiblical Theology and MinistryBachelor of Religious Education1996

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Commission Lunch SeminarsEstate Planning for Asset Retention2010