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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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Women Who Mean Business Nominee||San Diego Business Journal||2010|
|40 Under 40||San Diego Metropolitan Magazine||2009|
|Cum Laude||Mary Baldwin College||1995|
|American Bar Association Negotiations Competition||American Bar Association||N/A|
|Wiley W. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services||State Bar of California||N/A|
|Honoree||Omicron Delta Kappa||N/A|
|Honoree||Omicron Delta Epsilon||N/A|
|Partner||Higgs Fletcher & Mack||2011 - Present|
|Shareholder and Chair, Transportation Department||Klinedinst PC||1999 - 2011|
|Judicial Clerk for Honorable Judge Thomas H. Wood||Thirty-Fifth Judicial Circuit of Virginia||1998 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Federal Bar Association (San Diego chapter)||Member||2009 - Present|
|Transportation Industry Defense Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|San Diego Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|California Trucking Association||Steering Committee Member for San Diego Chapter||2008 - Present|
|California Trucking Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Defense Research Institute, Trucking Law Committee||Member||2004 - Present|
|USLAW||Member||1999 - Present|
|Transportation Lawyers Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|American Trucking Associaton||Member||1999 - Present|
|Phi Beta Kappa||N/A||N/A|
|Transportation Lawyers Association, Casualty Committee||Member||N/A|
|Mancillas v. Trucking Company||Directed Verdict for the Trucking Company.|
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|American Bar Association, Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee||Minor Compromises : A State by State Summary||2010|
|Comparative/Contributory Negligence and Joint and Several Liability: A State by State Summary (Published by the American Bar Association Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee)||California Analysis||2009|
|Spoliation of Evidence: A State by State Summary (Published by the American Bar Association Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee)||California Analysis||2008|
|Washington and Lee University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Mary Baldwin College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|USLAW Network Client Conference||All You Need To Know About Broker Liability||2010|
|USLAW Client Conference||Risks and Opportunities in the Transportation Arena: Over- Indemnification; Cargo Claims, and Broker Liability||2009|
|Transportation Lawyer’s Association (TLA) Annual Conference||NAFTA Cross-Border Transportation Issues and Continuing Divergence of National Laws||2009|
|American Transportation Association (ATA) Forum for Motor Carrier General Counsels Conference||Maintaining Non-Union Status: An Update on the Employee Free Choice Act||2009|
|16th Annual TIDA Industry Seminar||Why is David Defending Goliath AND Picking Up the Tab?||2008|