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  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas

EDUCATION

  • University of Texas School of Law, JD
  • Texas A&M University, BA
JHigdon@BlankRome.com
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Jack W. Higdon

Partner

Houston, TX v. +1.713.632.8621 f. +1.713.228.6605

Jack Higdon's practice includes civil trial and appellate work, with particular emphasis on investment, insurance coverage and business disputes. Mr. Higdon has significant experience with the application of leading-edge technologies in litigation. He also represents local governments and public officials in various litigation contexts.

While in law school, Mr. Higdon served as a judicial intern to the Honorable James Baker of the Texas Supreme Court.


REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Defense of out-of-state employer against a former employee’s attempt to void noncompetition and forum selection agreements, including successful appeal.
  • Defended corporation against alter ego allegations brought by a foreign judgment creditor, including successful appeal.
  • Represented municipal utility district in protracted construction litigation involving prosecution of and defense of nuisance, tort, and contractual liability allegations.
  • Defended municipality against inverse condemnation, nuisance, and tort claims arising from alleged sewage backup into a commercial shopping center.
  • Prosecution of breach of non-competition and confidentiality claims against a departing broker from insurance brokerage firm.
  • Assisted with prosecution and defense of a construction lawsuit brought on behalf of the owner of Louisiana off-gas processing plants against its contractors, insurers, and project bond sureties.
  • Defended property tax appraisal district against breach of contract and §1983 civil rights claims brought by a property tax consultant.
  • Defended Texas community development corporation against breach of contract and restitution claims brought by a renowned bronze sculptor.
  • Represented corporate investor in stock purchase litigation involving commercial tort and breach of fiduciary duty allegations.
  • Assisted in defense of municipal risk pool against a commercial property owner’s insurance coverage claims for significant mold and water damage.
  • Prosecution of commercial collection lawsuits against non-paying hospitals on behalf of nationwide contractor of emergency room physician services.
  • Assisted with prosecution of gas-trading dispute involving the application of Uniform Commercial Code principles to complex fact pattern.



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