Sally Higgins and Ray Owens were named to Business North Carolina's Legal Elite 2018 for Litigation. Both are honored to be included among the state's most distinguished lawyers. Business North Carolina magazine's Legal Elite lists the state’s top lawyers in business-related categories. All members of the North Carolina State Bar who reside in North Carolina are asked, "Of the Tar Heel lawyers whose work you have observed firsthand, whom would you rate among the current best in these categories?" Voters may not vote for themselves, and may only select members of their firms if they nominate lawyers outside their firms in the same categories, with [...]
Sally Higgins and Ray Owens were selected by their peers for inclusion in 24th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, having been included in multiple prior editions as well. Higgins & Owens, PLLC was recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” as a Tier 1 law firm in the Charlotte metropolitan area. Higgins was also named as “Best Lawyers” 2017 Charlotte Litigation – Real Estate Lawyer of the Year.”
Sally Higgins has been recognized as a Local Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation 2018. She is also included in Benchmark Litigation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation in the U.S, only one of six North Carolina lawyers to be included.
For two years I served as outside co-counsel with the University of North Carolina School of Law Center for Civil Rights in a case out of one of the state’s rural counties. The case needed to be litigated after previous efforts failed to resolve the dispute outside the court system. In my career, I’ve encountered probably thousands of lawyers from every academic and professional background. There are no better advocates than the committed, bright and professional UNC Center lawyers with whom I worked during those two years. They were respectful with opposing counsel, courteous with the trial and appellate [...]