Steven L. Higgs, P.C.

9 Franklin Road, Southwest
Roanoke, Virginia  24011-2403

Telephone: (540) 400-7990
Facsimile:   (540) 400-7999
Email: higgs@higgslawfirm.com
Web: www.higgslawfirm.com

The Higgs Law Firm is a Virginia law firm.  We provide legal assistance to businesses and individuals in Virginia and nationwide in the following areas of law:

 

Your lawyer should be Board Certified.

Principal Attorney:

Steven L. Higgs, Board Certified in Creditors' Rights Law and in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of Certification.*  "AV/Preeminent" rating for legal ability and ethical standards by Martindale-Hubbell.  Fellow, American Bar Foundation.  Fellow, Virginia Law Foundation.  Fellow (Charter), Roanoke Law Foundation.  Fellow (Charter), National Conference of Bar Presidents.  Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America.  Selected as a Virginia "Super Lawyer" 2006-2013.  Selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America® 2012-2014. Named "Local Bar Leader of  the Year" in 2007 by the Virginia State Bar.


                                

 

                           

 

                   

                              

                         

 

 

 

    

Bankruptcy practice limited to representing creditors. *The American Board of Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association to certify lawyers in the areas of bankruptcy law and creditors' rights law. There is no procedure in the Commonwealth of Virginia for approving certifying organization.

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Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards. AV® Preeminent ™ is the highest rating available, and is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Icon is a service mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used under permission from Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. in accord with the terms and conditions established by Martindale-Hubbell.

The American Bar Foundation was established in 1952 by the American Bar Association, and is now recognized as the premier institute for social science research on law in the country.  Membership in The Fellows is limited to one-third of one percent [0.00033%] of the lawyers in America.  The current number of The Fellows in Virginia is approximately 260.

The Virginia Law Foundation was established in 1974 by the Virginia State Bar to improve and promote the administration of justice in Virginia. Fellows selection is limited to 1% of the active and associate membership of the Virginia State Bar. The current number of Fellows is approximately 414; 32 are from Roanoke.

The Roanoke Law Foundation was established in 1997 to improve and facilitate the administration of justice, to promote the diffusion of knowledge of the law, and other educational and charitable purposes.  Fellows of the Foundation are limited to 10% of the active and associate membership of the Roanoke Bar Association, and must (1) have been a member of the Roanoke Bar Association for at least 10 years; (2) be a person of integrity and character; (3) have maintained and upheld the highest standards of the profession; (4) be outstanding in the community; and (5) be distinguished in the practice of law.

The Litigation Counsel of America Trial Lawyer Honorary is established as a lawyer honorary reflecting, according to the organization, "the best in law among its membership, as selected by clients, lawyers, judges and business leaders throughout the United States."  Membership is limited to a total of 3,500 Fellows nationwide, representing fewer than one-half of one percent of American attorneys, “carefully selected based upon evaluations of effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, and superior ethical reputation,” according to the LCA.

Virginia "Super Lawyers" is published annually by Law and Politics and Richmond Magazine.  Only 5% of Virginia attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers.  The selection procedure involves nominations from other lawyers, independent research on nominated candidates, and evaluation by a blue ribbon panel of preeminent peers in their practice areas.

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