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Jim Higgins
  • Elder Law, Employment Law, Medical Malpractice ...
  • Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee
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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.

Practice Areas
    Elder Law
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Medical Malpractice
    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Workers' Compensation
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Civil Rights
    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
    Nursing Home Abuse
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Social Security Disability
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
The Higgins Firm PLLC
University of Memphis
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Million Dollar Advocate Forum
Professional Associations
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
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Tennessee Bar Association
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Georgia Bar Association
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Websites & Blogs
Jim Higgins Website Profile
The Higgins Firm Website
The Higgins Firm Workers Compensation Website
The Higgins Firm Memphis Website
The Higgins Firm Knoxville Employment Website
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The Higgins Firm Estate Law Website
Jim Higgins Nursing Home Abuse Website Profile
The Higgins Firm Nursing Home Abuse Website
The Higgins Firm Personal Injury Website
Jim Higgins Personal Injury Website Profile
Tennessee Injury Lawyer Blog
Tennessee Employment Lawyer Blog
Tennessee Estate Law Blog
Legal Answers
15 Questions Answered
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.
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Contact & Map
The Higgins Firm PLLC
Nashville Office
525 4th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37210
Toll-Free: (800) 705-2121
Telephone: (615) 353-0930
Fax: (888) 210-5883
The Higgins Firm PLLC
Chattanooga Office
651 E 4th St
Chattanooga, TN 37403