Mr. Higgins is a Nashville native. He attended the University of Tennessee where he graduated with honors and returned to home to work with a large insurance defense law firm. About 17 years ago Mr. Higgins left the defense practice and created a firm that only represents injured victims and their families. To better serve his clients the firm is broken down into specific litigation groups, such as the nursing home neglect division and serious injury division.
Mr. Higgins is a member of the million dollar advocates forum, recognized by Best Lawyers and is a board member of the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association.
- Elder Law
- Employment Law
- Medical Malpractice
- Personal Injury
- Products Liability
- Workers' Compensation
- Estate Planning
- Family Law
- Civil Rights
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Insurance Claims
- Social Security Disability
- Car Accidents
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- English: Spoken, Written
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- Tennessee Bar Association
- Georgia Bar Association
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- 3M Knowingly Sold the U.S. Department of Defense Earplugs, Putting Active Duty Soldiers at Risk for Hearing Loss
6 February 2019
- Tennessee Doctors Are Getting Paid to Deny Americans and Tennessee Residents Disability
17 January 2019
- A Terminally Ill Man Just Won $289 Million from Agricultural Company Monsanto
24 August 2018
- Signature HealthCare to Pay $30 Million For Allegations of Defrauding Nursing Home Residents
9 July 2018
- New Pending Lawsuits Against Neocate Formula and Dangerously Low Phosphate Levels
29 May 2018
- Abilify Claimants Recover Settlements, While Others Join the Class Action Lawsuit
15 May 2018
- Is the Attorney Client Privilege Over? Here’s What You Need to Know
7 May 2018
- Tempe Woman is Struck and Killed by Self Driving Uber Car, Now the Question Remains: Who is Responsible?
2 April 2018
- Drowsy Driving Accounts for One in 10 Highway Car Crashes
5 March 2018
- Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog
- $20 Sexual Harassment Settlement for Fox’s Gretchen Carlson
12 December 2017
- Faulty Background Checks Prompt Multiple Class Action Lawsuits
10 May 2017
- Is Your Personal Trainer Being Worked Over by their Employer?
16 September 2016
- Personal Trainers File Whistle-blower Lawsuit Against Lifetime and Seek Class Action Status For Wage Claims
22 August 2016
- No minimum wage or overtime for minor league baseball players?
29 June 2016
- Discrimination in the workplace based on Military Service
15 June 2016
- CCA in hot water for understaffing, again.
25 May 2016
- Uber Settles Driver Rights Lawsuit for $100 Million
28 April 2016
- Female soccer players file wage complaint against U.S. Soccer
31 March 2016
- Tennessee Estate Law Blog
- Glen Campbell Last Will and Testament Dispute Shows Importance of Transparent Estate Planning
26 January 2018
- How Much Should it Cost to Prepare a Will Tennessee? Four Things to Consider…
18 December 2017
- Why the Best Time to Put a Power of Attorney (POA) in Place is Now
5 September 2017
- 6 Reasons Why You Need a Will (and 2 reasons why you shouldn’t wait)
18 July 2017
- What Assets are Really Held in My Revocable Living Trust?
25 May 2017
- How Do I Find Out if I Am Entitled to an Inheritance?
26 April 2017
- (Why) Do Millennials Need Estate Planning?
7 March 2017
- Carrie Fisher/Debbie Reynolds Scenario: What Happens if my Heir and I Die Days Apart?
24 January 2017
- Resolve to Secure Your Estate Plan in 2017
12 January 2017
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- Q. I quit my job but have issues with a W/C claim. Can I still make them treat my problem?
- A: You have one year to pursue the claim. If a year hasn't passed they should provide treatment. However, the longer it has been since your last visit to the doctor the more difficult it will be to obtain care. You may want to contact the TN dept of labor, workers compensation division.
- Q. My husband had carpal tunnel surgery and his wc case was closed with 0% impairment/both hands. We don't agree. What now?
- A: You have a couple of options. You can hire another doctor to give a second opinion as to impairment or if the doctor gave him any restrictions you can request a second opinion through the department of labor. If you need to hire another doctor I would contact a lawyer with work comp experience as they will know which doctor is best for a second opinion. Feel free to contact my office.
- Q. Can a workers comp judge deny a settlement offer even if both parties agree?
- A: Yes. Ultimately it is up to the judge to make sure the settlement gives the employee all the benefits they would be entitled to under the workers compensation act. If the judge does not believe it is fair he or she can deny it.
- Q. Is an insurance agent considered to be exempt for overtime
- A: It really depends on their job duties. Often insurance agents fall under the outside sales exemption or the administration exemption. To know if these specific agents are exempt you would really need to set forth a detail description of their job duties and pay structure.
- Q. If I'm fired for having ptsd, do I have a case? i have been to Iraq twice and that is where it started.
- A: It depends. PTSD is likely a disability under the ADA if it substantially limits one or more major life activities. If this is the case for you the next question is can you perform your job with a reasonable accommodation. If so and the employer fires you any way the termination may be illegal.
- Q. I have been issued a right to sue letter by the EEOC do I have to have a lawyer to file lawsuit or can I file it myself?
- A: Anyone can represent themselves in Court. As such, you do not have to have a lawyer to file suit. I will warn you, however, that the law can be complicated and difficult so be careful. Good luck
- Q. I recently, 3 months ago, started a new job with a Dental office. I have been ''jokingly'' referred to as ''old man'' .
- A: There is no limit on the hours that can be required to work, however, if you work over 40 hours per week you may be entitled to overtime under the FLSA.
- Q. Is it legal to pay someone in cash and a check but take out taxes on both and not pay you for overtime.
- A: An employer can pay in cash or check. Taxes are not optional so they have to be paid no matter how you are paid. As to overtime, as long as you are non-exempt under the FLSA you should receive it for all hours worked over 40 in one week. It really depends, however, on how you are paid and what type of work you do.
- Q. I worked for a company with approx.10 employees. My employer cut my pay by 50% without any written notice is that legal?
- A: As long as your employer tells they are going to cut your pay and it is not for work already performed the reduction is likely legal. Keep in mind that the fair labor standard act will apply if you are a non-exempt employee. As such, you still should obtain overtime and must be paid for each hour worked.