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Virginia L. Price is a Partner with the law firm of Higgs, Fletcher, and Mack in San Diego, California.  She is an experienced transportation attorney who devotes her practice to service of the transportation industry.  She is a key member of the firm's Transportation and Litigation Practice Groups.  She primarily focuses her practice on representing the transportation industry in a variety of litigation matters including catastrophic loss claims, cargo liability, and employment liability.  She also counsels her clients on employment decisions, contract negotiation, and compliance with local, state and federal regulations.  Ms. Price also offers coverage advice and opinions to transportation insurers.

She instituted and adheres to a 24 hour rapid response protocol ensuring the Transportation Practice Group's availability to our clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for immediate response to accident and catastrophic loss scenes.  Ms. Price has also compiled a team of experts who are at the top of their respective fields, and are available to respond immediately to accident and catastrophic loss scenes. 

Ms. Price has substantial experience with all phases of transportation litigation involving a wide array of legal issues, including catastrophic personal injury defense, cargo liability, premises liability, product liability, employment claims, labor law, business litigation and contract claims.  She has defended members of the transportation industry up to and through trial, including arbitration, mediation and motion practice.  Virginia demonstrates a high success rate for her clients through trial and motion practice.

She is a frequent speaker on transportation legal topics and very involved with industry organizations both locally and nationally. 

Prior to joining Higgs, Ms. Price had the honor of serving as a Shareholder of another well known San Diego firm.  There she founded and chaired that firm's Transportation Practice Group.  She developed that firm's 24 hour rapid response protocol, overseeing their transportation practice in all four offices throughout California.

Ms. Price hails from Waynesboro, Virginia, and graduated from Washington & Lee University School of Law. 

Ms. Price has received the highest rating (A-V) available from Martindale-Hubbell for ethics and legal ability.


Contact info

Higgs Fletcher & Mack

401 West "A" Street
Suite 2600
San Diego, CA, 92101

Practice areas


  1. Transportation: 100%
    17 years

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Women Who Mean Business NomineeSan Diego Business Journal2010
40 Under 40San Diego Metropolitan Magazine2009
Cum LaudeMary Baldwin College1995
American Bar Association Negotiations CompetitionAmerican Bar AssociationN/A
Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal ServicesState Bar of CaliforniaN/A
HonoreeOmicron Delta KappaN/A
HonoreeOmicron Delta EpsilonN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHiggs Fletcher & Mack2011 - Present
Shareholder and Chair, Transportation DepartmentKlinedinst PC1999 - 2011
Judicial Clerk for Honorable Judge Thomas H. WoodThirty-Fifth Judicial Circuit of Virginia1998 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar Association (San Diego chapter)Member2009 - Present
Transportation Industry Defense AssociationMember2008 - Present
San Diego Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
California Trucking AssociationSteering Committee Member for San Diego Chapter2008 - Present
California Trucking AssociationMember2008 - Present
Defense Research Institute, Trucking Law CommitteeMember2004 - Present
USLAWMember1999 - Present
Transportation Lawyers AssociationMember1999 - Present
American Trucking AssociatonMember1999 - Present
Phi Beta KappaN/AN/A
Transportation Lawyers Association, Casualty CommitteeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mancillas v. Trucking CompanyDirected Verdict for the Trucking Company.
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar Association, Commercial Transportation Litigation CommitteeMinor Compromises : A State by State Summary2010
Comparative/Contributory Negligence and Joint and Several Liability: A State by State Summary (Published by the American Bar Association Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee)California Analysis2009
Spoliation of Evidence: A State by State Summary (Published by the American Bar Association Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee)California Analysis2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington and Lee University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Mary Baldwin CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
USLAW Network Client ConferenceAll You Need To Know About Broker Liability2010
USLAW Client ConferenceRisks and Opportunities in the Transportation Arena: Over- Indemnification; Cargo Claims, and Broker Liability2009
Transportation Lawyer’s Association (TLA) Annual ConferenceNAFTA Cross-Border Transportation Issues and Continuing Divergence of National Laws2009
American Transportation Association (ATA) Forum for Motor Carrier General Counsels ConferenceMaintaining Non-Union Status: An Update on the Employee Free Choice Act2009
16th Annual TIDA Industry SeminarWhy is David Defending Goliath AND Picking Up the Tab?2008