"Alex fights for you like family. Your best interest is his bottom line."
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
This means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.
Alexander’s comment: “This suspension was not due to any client dealings, but solely due to Alex's dealings with his former law partners. No clients were adversely affected in any way.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2005|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2004|
|Best Lawyer||Best Lawyers in America||2003|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2002|
|Super Lawyer||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2001|
|Rising Star||Washington Law & Politics Magazine||2000|
|Owner||Law Offices of Alex J. Higgins||2008 - Present|
|Shareholder||Stokes Lawrence||2001 - 2003|
|Associate||Stokes Lawrence||1992 - 2000|
|Law Clerk||United States District Court||1991 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Washington State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section||Executive Committee Member||2013 - Present|
|Washington State Association for Justice||Co-Chair Employment Law Section||2011 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)||Member||2011 - Present|
|Washington Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|King County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section||Trustee||2005 - 2006|
|King County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section||Chair||2004 - 2005|
|Spencer v. Strahan||Plaintiff's verdict|
|Brown v. AutoNation||Plaintiff's verdict|
|Miles v. City of Seattle||Employee Reinstated|
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|Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education||Family Leave and Other Leave Laws||2009|
|Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education||Can This Relationship Be Saved?||2008|
|University of Washington School of Law||N/A||Juris Doctor||1991|
|WSBA CLE: Disability Law||Reasonable Accommodation||2012|
|WELA Annual CLE||Psychiatric Disabilities||2012|
|Employment Law Essentials: WSAJ Employment Law Conference||Disability Discrimination: Reasonable Accommodation||2012|
|WSBA Employment Law Institute||Using Experts in Employment Cases||2011|
Posted by anonymous
Alexander listened to my needs on a Friday evening and helped me by Saturday morning. He was thorough and helpful.
Posted by Mark
Alex represented me approximately 11 months ago. He is an excellent negotiator and by far the best mediator I have ever worked with. He was very kind, but at the same time got right to the heart of the key issues, and was instrumental in reaching a final agreement/settlement in a non-compete case. He was very professional while working with me and the other parties attorney. Alex was very thorough with all communications with me and my current company's attorney as well as the other parties attorney. Alex is very knowledgeable in non-compete cases. I am very happy with the final outcome of our case.
Posted by anonymous
After having worked with lawyers many times throughout my life, I have to applaud Alex for being the Lawyer with a Heart. He is a rare find! My first inquiry via email was promptly returned and filled with compassion, respect and understanding for my situation. I deeply respect that he has a simple, unpretentious office setting that oozes with authenticity vs. the usual 'my fee is X and thanks for paying it so I can have this fabulously fancy office.' What led me to choose Alex (after speaking with a few lawyers) was his honest, direct communication style mixed with his compassion and understanding. He was able to 'read' where I was at and mold the conversation to meet me where I was (a horribly abusive work environment) so that I felt comfortable throughout. The initial consult took less than an hour and Alex respectfully offered to take payment for the time he spent and not the hour I had originally planned to pay. His rate was far more reasonable than most which tells me that the work he does is to help people, not gouge them in trying times. More importantly he knows his work. He talked me through different options and approaches for my case. Explained very directly, the pros/cons, etc. He also was very clear that if a case needed to go to litigation, he would review at that time and decide whether he would handle the case or refer elsewhere. Again, very up front and honest which I deeply respect. Alex responds to all of my mails very promptly (even over the weekends) and has willingly spent time with me on the phone during his non-work hours to talk through urgent items I needed assistance with. In every interaction I continue to experience his respectful and direct manner beautifully balanced with his kind and caring nature. The man can give a solid pep talk too. He helped me feel empowered for an upcoming challenging meeting. Not the norm with most attorney's I have ever met. Alex does this work to help people and that is obvious. It is simple, he cares! I'm still in the midst of my case and I would recommend him to anyone who needs an employment attorney. I respect that not every lawyer is a good fit for every individual. Some folks want the stereotypical attorney that the world at large likes to poke fun of. Dishonest, selfish, willing to do anything to serve their own ego. That is not Alex at all. He is like the family friend who cares, wants to guide and help, sees beyond the paycheck and is aware enough to support you as a whole person throughout the process. When the lawyer you are interviewing asks you, "How are you doing with all of this?" and states "If something shifts and you can't manage this anymore, just say the word and we will shift the approach" how can you not hire him.