SALLY HIGGINS

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Sally Higgins
Sally HigginsAttorney and Counselor-at-Law
VCard

HISTORY

  • 2008–Present  Higgins & Owens, PLLC (formerly Higgins Law Firm, PLLC)
  • 1996–2008  Kennedy, Covington, Lobdell & Hickman, LLP (partner and associate)
  • 1995–1996  Law Clerk to the Honorable Sam J. Ervin, III, then-Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
    • Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Ratings
    • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (2015–present)
    • Named Charlotte Litigation—Real Estate Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers (2012 and 2014)
    • Named Charlotte Litigation—Securities Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers (2013)
    • Listed in BUSINESS NORTH CAROLINA’s Legal Elite for Business Litigation (2012)
    • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation, Litigation—Real Estate and Litigation—Securities (multiple years)
    • Included in Super Lawyers in Business Litigation (multiple years)
    • Included in Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in U.S. Litigation (multiple years)
    • Named by Benchmark Litigation as a Litigation Star for North Carolina (multiple years)
    • Named by Benchmark Litigation as Top 250 Women in U.S. Litigation (multiple years)
    • Outstanding Recent Graduate Award by the University of North Carolina School of Law (2004)
    • Up and Coming Lawyers: Sally Higgins: Orchestrating the Good Fight feature in North Carolina Lawyers Weekly (2004)
    • Women in Business Achievement Award by Charlotte Business Journal (2004)
    • 40 Under 40 Award by Charlotte Business Journal (2003)
    • Speaker, “Pre-Trial and Trial Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Personalities,” included in “All-Star Trial Advocacy 2016” presented by the Mecklenburg County Bar (2016)
    • NC General Practitioner’s Guide to Litigation, co-author of “Federal Civil Practice” chapter (2013)
    • Speaker, “Litigation Issues for Trusts and Estates Attorneys,” presented by the Mecklenburg County Bar (2013)
    • Speaker, “Strategic and Procedural Considerations in State vs. Federal Practice,” presented by Mecklenburg County Bar (2011)
    • Panelist, “Lawyer Life: Is That an Oxymoron?”, presented by Mecklenburg County Bar (2009)
    • ERISA LITIGATION, contributing editor and author of chapter titled “Attorney Client Privilege and the Work Product Doctrine” (2008)
    • “401(k) Plan Litigation on the Rise”, NORTH CAROLINA LAWYERS WEEKLY, Carolinas’ Employment Law Directory (2008)
    • “On the Rise: 401(k) Plan Fee Litigation,” ABA Health eSource (2007)
    • Program Chair and Presenter, “Business Litigation Forum,” presented by Mecklenburg County Bar (2006)
    • Access to Justice, Co-Chair, 2017–18 Campaign
    • Member of Committee to Revise Local Rules of Practice for the North Carolina Business Court (2015–16)
    • Member of Committee to Revise 26th Judicial District Superior Court Division Civil Rules (2014–15)
    • Myers Park High School Foundation, Board of Directors (2014–present), President (2016–present)
    • Women Presidents Organization, Charlotte Chapter (2004–17)
    • Tosco Music Party, Board of Directors (2014–present)
    • Mecklenburg County Bar: Centennial Committee Member and Co-Chair, Celebration of Community Service Task Force (2011–12); Vice President (2003–2005); Board of Directors (2001–05); Bar Leadership Institute (2002); Lawyers Teaching Justice, Founder and Chair (2001–02)
    • Community School of the Arts, Board of Directors (2004–10); Executive Committee (2006–10)
University of North Carolina, J.D., with high honors, 1995

  • NORTH CAROLINA LAW REVIEW, Executive Articles Editor
  • Order of the Coif
  • Walter Clark Award (presented to top five students in graduating class)

Duke University, B.A., cum laude, English, 1990