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ALEX J. HIGGINS advocates for employees who need representation on a wide range of issues.  In addition to his trial work, Alex represents clients in negotiating severance agreements, employment agreements,  and non-competes.  He served as Chair of the King County Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section in 2004.  He also served on the Executive Committe for the Washington State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section from 2012-2015.  His website has more details.



Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Employment: 100%



Contingent (25-40%)

Payment types:


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  • Benjamin Keith Helford

    In my experience, Mr. Higgins is a passionate and thorough attorney.


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  • Therese A Norton

    I endorse this lawyer for his expertise and experience representing individuals in employment discrimination matters. He is knowledgeable, effective and willing to go the extra mile to help his clients.


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Contact info

Law Offices of Alex J. Higgins

2200 6th Ave Ste 835
Seattle, WA, 98121-1843



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Suspension
    issued in WA, 2006


    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.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2005
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2004
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2003
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2002
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2001
Rising StarWashington Law & Politics Magazine2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Alex J. Higgins2008 - Present
ShareholderStokes Lawrence2001 - 2003
AssociateStokes Lawrence1992 - 2000
Law ClerkUnited States District Court1991 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Washington State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionExecutive Committee Member2013 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeCo-Chair Employment Law Section2011 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Western District of Washington chapter)Member2011 - Present
Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
King County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionTrustee2005 - 2006
King County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionChair2004 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Brown v. AutoNationPlaintiff's verdict
Miles v. City of SeattleEmployee Reinstated
Spencer v. StrahanPlaintiff's verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal EducationFamily Leave and Other Leave Laws2009
Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal EducationCan This Relationship Be Saved?2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Washington School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WSBA CLE: Disability LawReasonable Accommodation2012
WELA Annual CLEPsychiatric Disabilities2012
Employment Law Essentials: WSAJ Employment Law ConferenceDisability Discrimination: Reasonable Accommodation2012
WSBA Employment Law InstituteUsing Experts in Employment Cases2011