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Jacob Reese Higgins

Family Attorney at Garland, TX

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2012
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Jacob

Learn Jacob’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Includes premarital agreements and divorce and child custody proceedings.

    11 years

  2. Probate
    Includes probate of estates (with a will and without a will) and guardianship proceedings.

    11 years

  3. Contracts and agreements

    11 years

  4. Estate planning

    11 years

  5. Commercial real estate

    11 years

Jacob Higgins received his undergraduate degree from Texas State University,graduating magna cum laude. He received his Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University, where he graduated cum laude. At SMU Law School, Jacob was Associate Managing Editor for the International Law Review Association. During Law school, he also interned with a federal district judge, a state district judge in Collin County, and the United States Attorney’s Office.

Jacob has a general civil practice that includes a wide variety of litigation and transactional matters. His emphasis is on litigation matters, assisting the firm’s partners with the firm’s commercial litigation docket.

Jacob’s practice includes a strong emphasis on family law cases, including divorce, custody disputes, adjudication of parentage, modification of the parent-child relationship, enforcement actions, and adoption. Jacob has handled numerous family law cases and has represented clients in a wide range of contested proceedings, including final trials, temporary orders hearings, contempt hearings, mediations, and CPS hearings. Whether every matter in the case is agreed to or every matter is contested, Jacob seeks to guide the client through the most effective and affordable options, while ultimately allowing the client to decide which path is best for the client’s family.

Jacob’s practice also includes probate and estate planning. He works to help clients deal with the stress and expense of probate matters. Jacob initially assesses with the client whether formal probate proceedings are necessary. When probate is necessary, Jacob aims to handle the case with as little stress and expense to the client as possible. Jacob’s probate practice includes uncontested testate proceedings (where there is a will) and intestate proceedings (where there is no will). He also handles contested cases, including disputes over the existence of a will or duplicate wills, whether the person was of legally sound mind to sign a will, and whether the Court should appoint as executor the person named in the will. Jacob’s probate practice also includes guardianships for minors and adults.

Jacob’s estate planning practice is centered on ensuring that the client’s property is distributed to the people the client wants to receive it and on making the probate process as easy as possible for the client’s loved ones. Each client has different needs and wishes. Jacob strives for an affordable, client-centered approach that determines the necessary steps to make the transfer of assets to loved ones as smooth as possible.

Jacob enjoys spending time with his growing family. They enjoy visiting the Arboretum and the Dallas Zoo and hiking around White Rock Lake.

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Wisener*Nunnally*Roth, LLP
245 Cedar Sage
Suite 240
Garland, TX, 75040-2988

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Posted by Tom | August 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law
Jacob, has an excellent phone manner, he always took the time to answer all and any questions. I never felt rushed. He was always on top of things and I always felt confident that everything was under control. It was evident from the start that he knows family law inside and out. He did an overall excellent job
Posted by Mark | December 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Will and Trust
Mr. Higgins was hired to work on my will and family trust. Mr. Higgins fees were very reasonable. He was quick to return phone calls. He was very knowledgeable and answered any question that I had. He is very passionate about what he does. He also did a great job in walking us through this process and keeping us in the loop on his progress. I highly recommend Mr. Higgins.
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Posted by Kate | December 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely knowledgeable and professional
Mr. Higgins provided valuable legal guidance when creating my will. He was responsive and very knowledgeable about all things related to estate planning.


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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Wisener Nunnally Roth & Higgins, LLP
  • 2020 - Present
  • Associate
  • Wisener Nunnally Gold, LLP
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Associate
  • Tinsley Law Firm
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Judicial Intern
  • 219th District Court
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Judicial Intern
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • 2011 - 2011
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  • Southern Methodist University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Texas State University-San Marcos
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009


  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Toastmasters
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Garland Bar Association
  • President
  • 2012 - 2018

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Speech
  • Toastmasters International
  • 2016


  • The International Lawyer (ABA)
  • Associate Managing Editor
  • 2012
  • The International Lawyer (ABA)
  • Articles Editor
  • 2011
  • The International Lawyer (ABA)
  • Staff Editor
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Toastmasters International
  • Compelling Production of Documents
  • 2017

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Garland Family Lawyer Jacob Reese Higgins
Jacob Reese Higgins
Family Attorney
Garland, TX
Licensed for 11 years
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