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Jeffrey A. Higgins

Elder law Attorney at Chelmsford, MA

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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1997
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When I graduated from Law School, I was hired by the Law Offices of James L. Doyle in Lowell, Massachusetts.  Jim Doyle specialized in medicaid law and protecting assets for people in Nursing Homes.  Jim taught me how to protect the home and assets and I have been helping sons, daughters, nieces, nephews and friends of loved ones in Nursing Homes to do just that for over 18 years.  I work in all areas of Elder Law which account for about 80% of my practice.  I also practice in criminal defense and have over a 90% success rate in Operating Under the Influence cases and I also handle personal injury cases.

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Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Higgins
227 Chelmsford St
Suite B
Chelmsford, MA, 01824-2305


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Posted by Laura | November 10, 2021
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Attorney Higgins is Aces!
When I called Attorney Higgins for the first time, both of my elderly parents were in the hospital, they had very little assets and had no previous estate planning done. It was a dark time for me and I felt like I had nowhere to turn. Attorney Higgins answered the phone, listened to me and immediately put me at ease. He took our case, stated what needed to be done and he took action. I had tried to get my parents into a nursing home but they would not take them because of finances and we were in the process of applying for masshealth. Attorney Higgins called a nursing home and on his good faith got my mom accepted at a very nice place the next day! Sadly, my father passed shortly after then my mother passed, all before we could finish the applications. Attorney Higgins never faltered. He was kind and empathetic, yet never lost sight of his role and the goals we needed to reach. He successfully got our informal probate approved without us having to step foot inside a courthouse. I 100% recommend Attorney Higgins. My family will always be grateful. He was a rock during a very difficult time. Thank you Laura
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Posted by Richard | February 7, 2021
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A honest man
Jeffrey Higgins In my experience with him and his firm Was Exemplary . I was falsely accused of a crime by a state trooper and found innocent. That was in 2009 The court appointed him to me Now 12 years later he is my family's lawyer He has a vast knowledge of their judicial system And he cares sincerely about his clients is a very humble Man in my opinion I just found out that hes taking an interest in helping a female factorin from Bedford Massachusetts who needs his help desperately and he answered the call for that I am forever grateful thank you Jeff God-bless you in your family Amen
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Posted by John | January 9, 2020
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Great Attorney!!
Attorney Jeff Higgins is the best!!! 5 stars! My elderly uncle broke his hip and had to be placed in a nursing home. I had mountains of paperwork to fill out. Jeff was friendly, reliable, and extremely knowledgeable. Jeff helped me navigate the mountains of paperwork and get my uncle the help he needed. Thank You Jeff!
Posted by Dennis | September 25, 2019
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Excellent Attorney
I have known Attorney Jeff Higgins for over 6-years. During those 6-years he has helped me with numerous issues. From my mothers estate when she passed away, with my personal will and trust, with my daughter and her issues. When I remarried he did our will at no cost! Jeff is much more than my attorney, I consider him a friend. A person I can ALWAYS count on for advice and/or any legal issues I may have. I would recommend Jeff to anyone; family, friend, or through a post such as this. I can never thank him for of his time, hard work, and representation if needed. Thank you very much Jeff for being a great Attorney and a friend. I have both consulted and hired Jeff Higgins.
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Posted by Michael | December 2, 2018
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Michael veves
My family made an agreement w Jeff in 1996 or thereabouts. It's been a VERY long 12 years. Mom now has dementia. Scores of emergency room visits, nurses, and hundreds of calls to Jeff: he answered every one of them! Oh, and by the way, he must have saved us at least a few hundred grand. Mom is now full time in nursing home. It was not easy for me and brought me to the brink of a breakdown. But I followed most every word of advice from Jeff. The house brings to my brother and I to split when (if-lol) mom dies.
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Posted by Bill | February 20, 2011
Saved my family over $100,000 when my mother had to go to a Nursing Home.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Higgins
  • 1997 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of James Doyle
  • 1996 - 1997


  • Massachusetts School of Law at Andover
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Merrimack College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986
  • Billerica Memorial High School
  • High School Diploma
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • Mass Health Applications
  • Mass health Approved


  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
  • Counselor
  • 2000 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Graduated Cum laude
  • Law School Graduation
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Various lecture halls
  • Protecting Your Assets form the Nursing Home
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jeffrey. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Jeff on a number of cases and his experience and aggressive approach has always been a great assent to me and the client. I fully endorse Jeffrey Higgins."

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Chelmsford Elder law Lawyer Jeffrey A. Higgins
Jeffrey A. Higgins
Elder law Attorney
Chelmsford, MA
Licensed for 26 years
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