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Daniel A Higson

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Ventura, CA

5.0   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1976
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VENTURA ATTORNEY SPECIALIZING IN BANKRUPTCY, PERSONAL INJURY, AND ESTATE PLANNING LAW.

Daniel A. Higson has practiced law in Ventura County for 40 years in the areas of Civil Litigation, Business Law, Trusts & Estates, Probate, and Personal Injury. His primary emphasis has been representing creditors and debtors in bankruptcy cases.

Daniel has practiced extensively in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California, in the Santa Barbara, San Fernando Valley, Riverside and Santa Ana Divisions. He is admitted to practice in the United States District Court, as well as the State Courts of California. He represents clients in the Superior Courts of Ventura, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. In 1983, he was admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar.

In 2000, the State Bar of California certified Daniel as a Bankruptcy Law Specialist. In 2007, the American Board of Certification also certified him as a Bankruptcy Law Specialist.

Daniel earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Redlands in 1970. Thereafter he served two years in the United States Army, including serving a tour of duty in Vietnam. He then earned a law degree from the University of LaVerne in 1976. He is an active member of the Ventura County Bar Association, having served on its Board of Directors. He has been a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the California Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorney’s Association.

Daniel and his wife, Deanna, have lived in Ojai for the past 30 years. They have four adult children and 12 grandchildren. Daniel is a member of the Ojai Presbyterian Church and has served on its Board of Elders, and a member of the Ventura Yacht Club, where he enjoys racing sailboats.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Distinguished Peer Review Rating

Location

Daniel A. Higson Attorney at Law
5450 Telegraph Rd
Suite 250C
Ventura, CA, 93003

Reviews

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Posted by Dorine | March 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
"Ethical Principals" is what Daniel A. Hickson represents
Mr. Hickson was hired by my now deceased father primarily for Estate Planning. My father was a paraplegic with severe health conditions. Mr. Hickson, and his Paraprofessional never batted an eye at traveling to my fathers home to conduct business. Mr. Hickson always treated my father with the utmost professional and personal respect. My father relied on Mr. Hicksons competent legal representation. Without fail Mr. Hickson never appeared to be hurried for time, always clarifying information and, or questions my father had. If he didnt have the immediate answer to a question, he found the answer soon after. If there was an extra mile to go Mr. Hickson buckled up the boots, and traveled the journey. The unconditional moral support given to my father is only a diminutive example of Mr. Hicksons personal, and professional attributes. Obviously, my father held and I hold Mr. Hickson and his Legal practices in the highest regards.
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Posted by Terry and Robin McKeever | February 4, 2016
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Incredible Lawyer! Thank you Daniel Higson!
We want to Thank Mr. Daniel and Deanna Higson for going above and beyond for us! If you need a caring and hard working lawyer call Mr. Higson! He knows his stuff! Very trustworthy, very thorough, very kind. We couldn't have done it without them!
Posted by Janette | December 15, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Bankruptcy consult
Mr. Higson is kind, caring, patient and very knowledgeable- which is so important when facing a stressful situation. I went into the consultation confused and left with a good understanding of options and outcomes. I did not feel rushed or like any questions were not important. I now understand why Daniel cane so highly recommended.
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Posted by Kathy | October 4, 2018
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Made a very difficult decision and process less difficult
We never expected, as hard as we have worked, for over 35 years each, to be in the position of both of us needing 7 surgeries in the last 5 years. Dan was professional, empathetic, stayed in touch and made the agony of the process, which was our only option, much more understandable.
Posted by Peter | July 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Chapter 13
We could not have been happier with the service we received from Mr. Higson and his staff. They made the whole process painless. We highly recommend Daniel to anyone with the need.
Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
I got his name and address from the yellow pages and i was impress with the high reviews. So, i made an appointment with him. He is knowledgeable of my situations and answered all my quedtions and reassured me of my future concerns. He encouraged me to take credit training to prevent me in this predicament again. Through conversing i learned a lot how to manage/budget my finances in the future.
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Posted by Mike | February 28, 2016
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Very helpful
Mr. Higson helped us with a bankruptcy and then a few years later establishing a new corporation. On both counts, the help we got was spot on and swift. Everything went very well and there were no hitches.
Posted by Susan R. | January 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Bankruptcy
When I first went to see Mr. Higson at his law office, I actually met with his wife Deanna. My life was literally falling apart around me. I had just found out my husband was cheating on me, so I kicked him out. We had massive credit card debt, all of it in my name, and he was the major bread-winner. I can't think of another situation that I needed financial counseling more than I did at that time. Things looked pretty bad. I feel like Deanna and Dan took me under their wing. I feel they gave me the BEST advice for MY situation, and patiently walked me through what needed to happen. They were there for me whenever I had questions or concerns. I felt like I was important, not just another client. My bankruptcy was filed and discharged. Things are much better now. Im much smarter now, about A LOT of things. Im so happy they helped me get through it.
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Posted by Michelle | January 19, 2016
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Extremely professional and knowledgeable.
I normally don’t take the time to write reviews however the services I received from Bankruptcy Attorney, Daniel Higson surpassed my expectations. I am a divorced single mother that had struggled for years trying to juggle the debt I was left with from my ex-husband and failing business. I was overwhelmed and confused with which direction I should take that would help my situation long term. Daniel took the time to explain things in detail and made me feel as though no question was a stupid question. The fees associated with the bankruptcy were reasonable and he was flexible with meeting times so I was able to avoid taking additional time off of work. I am extremely grateful for the help he provided to me and my children. I would highly recommend his services to others.
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Posted by John | January 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Business LLC fabulous job he did for me.
I hired Dan Higson to do my business LLC legal paperwork. I was very satisfied with the way he does his business. I went to see other attorneys and I felt like they did not care about my business nor me. I did NOT get that feeling from Dan. When we meet for the first time, he came across to me as a very down to earth, concern about the welfare of my business, and most of call he was honest. Yes, his pricing says a lot to about him. I notice he is fair and does not drain you dry like other lawyers I visited in Ventura. I would recommend Mr. Higson to anyone who would ask me. Good Job on getting the documents done as you told me they would be in a timely matter. That plays a huge part when you hire a lawyer to do a job for you and if they sit back on it and is expecting you to pay for the time they started a job to the end. No, Dan Higson does not run his business like that. Again, thank you Mr. Higson for making 2016 a good year for my business. I'm so glad he did my LLC documents from start to finish. He does it all for you when you hire him. HE'S WORTH IT!
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Posted by Peggy | January 11, 2016
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100% Ethical, Honest, and the best lawyer in Ventura.
Dan Higson: I had Dan Higson help me out in a bankruptcy case while I was getting a divorce. I needed someone who was there for me during the low time in my life. Dan Higson made the bankruptcy go so smoothly and I did not have to be concern on his practice of law. When he told me when was going to happen and how things were going to be handled by him. It was true! Dan Higson cares about his clients well being. You will not find that from most lawyers. I will be going back to him for other issues that he handles besides bankruptcy. ie, trust for me and my kids, and he also can help me with my business I will be starting up and needing documents on a LLC. Dan Higson is someone I would refer his name out to and I have been asked several times for people. Call him up and get a consultation. Its worth it! You will see what I'm talking about once you meet him. His work is worth it and most of all his honesty, care and moral well being. Thank you Mr. Higson for a excellent job you have done for me. I will never forget you!
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Posted by Clinton | January 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Business Insurance Issue Resolved
Dan Higson provided great counsel on an Insurance issue that saved our business from substantial expenses. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent legal mind and a fine gentleman
Dan Higson is a genuine person and an honest forthright person. Mr. Higson has guided my family estate planning and helped me to make a number of key legal decisions.
Posted by John | December 28, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Dan helped me file a chapter 7 Bankruptcy. He is a great man.
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2013
Great Experience
Dan Higson and his wife Deanna walked me through all my options. I was so scared when I went into his office, now I am on the road to recovery. After just a few minutes speaking with Deanna, I knew we were going to be OK. They helped us file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Daniel A. Higson Attorney At Law
  • 2022 - Present
  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Hathaway, Perrett, Webster, Powers, Chrisman & Gutierrez
  • 2015 - 2022
  • Partner
  • Higson Cheney Mansfield
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Daniel A. Higson
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Siple & Orrock
  • 1989 - 2009
  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Siple & Orrock
  • 1982 - 1988
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Siple & Orrock
  • 1978 - 1982
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Education

  • University of La Verne College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • University of Redlands
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1970

Associations

  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Ventura County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Certified Specialist - Bankruptcy Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2015
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • American Board of Certification
  • 2012
  • Certified Specialist - Bankruptcy Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2010
  • Consumer Bankruptcy
  • American Board of Certification
  • 2007
  • Certified Specialist - Bankruptcy Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2005
  • Certified Specialist - Bankruptcy Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2000
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Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan Higson has more experience in Bankruptcy law than anyone in Ventura County! I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Daniel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Other
"I am very impressed with Daniel Higson and his credentials. I endorse this attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Higson on numerous matters. I regularly refer clients to him because he is ethical, diligent and very capable."
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Dan Higson is probably the best, and certainly the most trusted and popular, Bankruptcy attorney in Ventura County. He is a true gentleman and class act, and is widely known for his honesty and professionalism. If I ever need a BK lawyer for myself (which obviously I hope never happens), Dan is the first and only specialist I would consider."
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Ventura Bankruptcy and debt Lawyer Daniel A Higson
Daniel A Higson
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
Ventura, CA
Licensed for 47 years