Hugh Higgins is a board-certified specialist in Construction Law recognized by the Florida Bar. He routinely handles construction claims around the State of Florida, which exceed $10 million. In addition to construction practice, Mr. Higgins handles business litigation and casualty defense matters.
In his construction practice, Mr. Higgins represents large general contractors, developers, subcontractors, architects and engineers. A typical case involves high-rise condominiums and multi-parcel developments in which the owners claim various construction defects after turnover of the project. Mr. Higgins has successfully defended issues involving alleged deficiencies regarding structural components (post tension, concrete and masonry work) building envelope (stucco, windows, doors, roof, paint and waterproofing), fire suppression (sprinklers and CPVC), elevated pool decks, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, interior finishes, civil site planning and adjacent amenities, among others.
In his business litigation practice, Mr. Higgins represents large and small businesses in matters that range from contract enforcement to bet-the-farm cases. He counsels clients on the front end regarding proposed strategies and potential outcomes, so they can make informed decisions about how best to proceed.
In his casualty defense practice, Mr. Higgins defends businesses and individuals from a wide variety of personal injury claims. In his practice, he represents national retailers, restaurants and places of public accommodation, as well as local and family run businesses. Mr. Higgins understands the potential impact of personal injury litigation on large and small businesses and takes an aggressive and proactive approach to defending his clients.
In addition to litigation work, Mr. Higgins regularly conducts training and continuing education courses for clients, insurance adjusters, staff counsel and others on topics involving construction law, business litigation and casualty defense. He has found this to be a rewarding experience both because of the potential to teach but also to learn more intimately the needs of his clients and effective means of addressing them.
Outside the office, he is a member of a local church and enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. Together they love exploring the outdoors and competing in triathlons.