Stephen Higgins has been shedding his courtroom skills and knowledge all throughout the country for over a decade. Originally from Essex, Connecticut, Stephen graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Stephen then attended Rutgers Law School in Camden, NJ, and graduated with his Juris Doctorate and Masters in Business Administration in 2004. His career began with Brown & Connery in Westmont, NJ, and in 2005 Stephen moved to sunny Florida.
Since the commencement of Stephen’s career in law, he has been dedicated to defending individuals charged with various criminal offenses, including drug possession, theft, leaving the scene of an accident, assault and battery, probation violations, DUI, and traffic tickets, amongst others. He prides himself for his passionate consideration of the needs of his clients. He has been rated “Superb” or a ten out of ten rating through AVVO, a private attorney rating system, from colleagues, clients, and other attorneys.
Stephen realized his calling was in criminal law during his judicial internship with the Honorable Freda Wolfson, United States District Court Judge in Camden, NJ. During Stephen’s internship, he witnessed the trial of several alleged drug “kingpins”, and it was here he learned to appreciate the unmatched value of a passionate, knowledgeable, tenacious criminal defense lawyer; the type of lawyer Stephen strives to be.
Stephen has made several television appearances and has been quoted in various local newspapers on his expertise in DUI and other traffic – related matters. Stephen is admitted to practice law in the state and federal courts of Florida and the the Third Court of Appeals and the District Courts of New Jersey. He is a member of the Florida, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania bar associations. Stephen is proud to serve as a member of the Sarasota County Bar Association, the Hillsborough Bar Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.