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130 North Court Ave
Memphis TN 38103
Fax: 901.524.5024

Admitted to Practice

Tennessee, 2011

United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, 2012

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2012

Bar Admissions

Federal Bar Association

American Bar Association

Tennessee Bar Association

Memphis Bar Association

Chas Higgins focuses his practice on civil litigation, personal injury litigation, and land use and zoning matters. He has successfully tried cases in both federal and state courts and represented clients before local government boards.

Before joining Burch, Porter & Johnson, Mr. Higgins served as a judicial law clerk to Chief Judge Jon P. McCalla of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Higgins was a teacher and high school basketball coach in Marianna, Arkansas, through Teach for America. 

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., 2011), magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Managing Editor, Minnesota Law Review (2010 – 2011)
  • Loyola University Chicago (B.A., 2005), summa cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Honors and Activities

  • Named to the Super Lawyers Mid-South Rising Stars list in the Personal Injury General: Plaintiff area (2016-2017)
  • Associate Member, Leo Bearman, Sr. Chapter of American Inns of Court (2013-2016)
  • Board Member, Frayser Community Schools / MLK, Jr. Preparatory High School (2013-present)
  • Trustee, William R. Moore College of Technology (2014-present)
  • Board Member, Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee (2013-present)
  • Board Member, Memphis Challenge (2013-2016)
  • Member, University of Minnesota Environmental Sustainability Clinic (2010-2011)
  • Law Clerk, Minnesota Attorney General's Office (2009–2010)
  • Recipient, Dorothy O. Lareau Best Brief Award (2009)
  • Operational Director, Delta Youth Empowerment Program (2007-2008)

Community Involvement

  • Vice Chair, Frayser Community Schools / MLK, Jr. Preparatory High School (2013-present)
  • Trustee, William R. Moore College of Technology (2014-present)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Exceptional Foundation of West Tennessee (2013-present)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Memphis Challenge (2013-present)
  • Member, University of Minnesota Environmental Sustainability Clinic (2010–2011)
  • Operational Director, Delta Youth Empowerment Program (2007–2008)