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The Higgs Law Firm provides legal assistance to businesses and individuals throughout Virginia and nationwide in:



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Practice areas


  1. Bankruptcy: 45%
    29 years
  2. Litigation: 35%
    31 years
  3. Foreclosure: 10%
    31 years
  4. Real Estate: 5%
    31 years
  5. Business: 5%
    31 years



Hourly ($125-350/hour), contingent (20-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Robert Steven Bernstein

    Steve is attentive and creative, does solid work and works hard to bring matters to conclusion.


    Robert Bernstein Chapter 11 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

9 Franklin Road, S.W.
Roanoke, VA, 24011-2403


VAAuthorized to practice law198303/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
FellowRoanoke Law Foundation2012
Super LawyerLaw and Politics and Richmond Magazine2012
Best Lawyer - Bankruptcy and Creditor/Debtor RightsBest Lawyers in America2012
Super LawyerLaw and Politics and Richmond Magazine2011
Super LawyerLaw and Politics and Richmond Magazine2010
Super LawyerLaw and Politics and Richmond Magazine2009
Super LawyerLaw and Politics and Richmond Magazine2008
FellowVirginia Law Foundation2008
Super LawyerLaw and Politics and Richmond Magazine2007
Local Bar Leader of the YearVirginia State Bar2007
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2007
FellowNational Conference of Bar Presidents2007
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2006
Super LawyerLaw and Politics and Richmond Magazine2006
AV/Preeminent RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
Board Certified in Creditors' Rights LawAmerican Board of Certification2001
Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy LawAmerican Board of Certification1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder and PrincipalSteven L. Higgs, P.C.2005 - Present
Co-Founder and PrincipalKing & Higgs, P.C.1990 - 2004
Associate AttorneyMagee & Associates1987 - 1990
Associate AttorneyWetherington & Melchionna1985 - 1987
Executive DirectorVirginia Real Estate Commission1983 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
Roanoke Law FoundattionTrustee2010 - Present
Roanoke Bar AssociationPast President1985 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Virginia State BarMember1983 - Present
American Bankruptcy InstituteMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Plastic Fabricating, Inc. v. Electrex Company, Inc., No. 7:12-CV-00119, 2012 WL 1970237 (W.D. Va., decided May 30, 2012)N/A
In re Martin, 427 B.R. 573 (Bankr. W.D. Va. 2010)N/A
Garcia v. Direct Fin. Servs. LLC (In re Garcia), 436 B.R. 825 (Bankr. W.D. Va. 2010)N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Bankruptcy Practice in VirginiaCo-AuthorN/A
Debt Collection for Virginia Lawyers - A Systematic ApproachCo-AuthorN/A
Enforcement of Liens and Judgments in VirginiaCo-AuthorN/A
Virginia Foreclosure ActionsCo-AuthorN/A
The Virginia Lawyer: A Desk book for PractitionersContributing AuthorN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Washington and Lee UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fair Debt Collection Practices ActThe Fair Debt Collection Practices Act2012
23 Issues in Virginia Foreclosure ActionsForeclosures2011
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (Update 2009)The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act2009
Foreclosure BasicsForeclosure Basics2009
Debt CollectionDebt Collection2009
After Marrama: Applying Good-faith Standards in BankruptcyBankruptcy Law2009