The Higgins Firm PLLC, was created to serve all the law needs of the residents in Tennessee as well as across the country. We have offices in Nashville and Memphis. To better meet all of these needs, the firm was divided into five sections but everyone works together as a team to help meet the needs of our clients. These four sections include: civil litigation, workers compensation, nursing home neglect and employment law litigation. The three partners of this team are: Jim Higgins, Don Himmelberg, and Rick Piliponis. We all work together to make sure that we can serve our clients in the best manner possible. Here at the firm, we ask questions about our clients, but we believe that is important that our clients know about us and what we stand for.
Jim Higgins oversees the serious injury and wrongful death litigation within the firm. He is the partner that handles cases in these areas of practice. This section may include: workers compensation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, vehicular accidents, and premises liability cases. He began his career in law by helping to defend insurance companies but since than has dedicated his career over the past several years to only representing those that have been injured. Mr. Higgins works with many experienced attorneys to help him best represent clients that have been injured. Mr. Higgins has also joined organizations such as the Million Dollar Advocates Forum which limits its membership to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements to help better serve their clients. He not only represents clients where he lives, but all across the United States.
Don Himmelberg is the partner that oversees the criminal litigation section of the Firm. He is a former assistant district attorney and he represents clients who have been accused of misdemeanors and felonies. His main areas of practice are in state and federal court.
Rick Piliponis graduated from the University of Tennessee and DePaul University Law School and currently oversees and manages the business and malpractice ligation sections for the Higgins Firm.
This firm also has a biligual lawyer who is experienced in helping with cases concerning the Hispanic and Latino communities. He is William W. Merrell. William W. Merrell graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1964. He then graduated from the South Texas College of Law in Houston in 1974. He then attended graduate school at La Universidad de las Americas in Mexico City and the University of Madrid in Spain. He is a vital part of the firm and is known to many Hispanic clients as “El Abogado del Pueblo”.
Jon Street is a graduate of Wake Forest Law School. He leads the firm’s employment law litigation group. He has handled overtime, wage and hour, and discrimination cases throughout the state.
All of these attorneys are devoted and dedicated to their work and helping their clients get the rights and care they deserve.
If you have questions you can contact any one of these experienced and caring Tennessee attorneys by Contacting us online or callingus at 800-705-2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.