We are pleased to announce that Patrick J. Higgins, Esq. has joined our firm as special counsel.   Pat has been litigating cases on behalf of injured parties in medical malpractice and complex personal injury cases for 32 years.  He also brings experience in commercial litigation to our practice.

A former president of the Albany County Bar Association, Pat since 2003 has authored the New York State Bar Association’s Deskbook on  “Representing the Personal Injury Plaintiff in New York.”  He also is the Editor in Chief and contributing author of the New York State Bar Association’s two volume treatise “The Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Action in New York.”   Pat has been listed as AV preeminent in Martindale Hubbell since 2015, and has also been listed in the 2012-2017 Editions of Best Lawyers in America in the field of Plaintiff’s Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury. He has been listed in Super Lawyers for the Hudson Valley from  2007-2017.

A frequent lecturer and writer on trial practice and litigation,  on May 19, 2017 Pat spoke to the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers on Pleading and Proving Punitive Damages in Commercial Cases in Albany.  In March, 2017 Pat spoke to young lawyers about effective client communication as part of the New York State Bar Association’s “Bridge the Gap” Program in New York City.