Barbara A. Higgins

Barbara A. Higgins


Born:  North Andover, Massachusetts

Admitted to practice:  1984:  California; United States District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California.

Preparatory Education:  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.S., 1979

Legal Education:  Southwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1984.

Member:  California State Bar Association; Los Angeles County Bar Association; Women Lawyers of Ventura County.

Ms. Higgins has substantial experience in both private law firm and in an in-house, corporate context.  She has litigated a wide variety of cases during her career, with emphasis on real estate and construction cases, complex business litigation, Homeowners Association related matters and employment/discrimination claims.  Ms. Higgins served as Vice President/Senior Counsel for a well-known, global commercial real estate firm where she handled her own caseload of real estate litigation and transactional matters. In this position she also dealt with employment issues, advised employees and management, conducted risk management sessions, and monitored outside counsel retained by the company. She has also worked on residential real estate matters in a private law firm setting.