Jack Higdon’s practice focuses on civil trial and appellate work, with particular emphasis on petrochemical, investment, insurance coverage, governmental, and general business disputes. In connection with managing a high-stake, complex litigation docket, Jack has developed significant experience with the application of leading-edge litigation technologies.
- Litigation—Jack handles complex litigation matters and resolves client issues in all contexts (trial, pre-litigation, litigation, arbitration, ADR, and appellate), litigating in both state and federal courts. These disputes vary in terms of both subjects and forums (i.e., commercial contract and business tort disputes, first-party insurance coverage disputes, UCC disputes, construction matters, employer-side trade secret and unfair competition disputes, product liability issues, land use disputes, securities fraud claims, and governmental disputes). In addition to representing private parties, Jack routinely represents and advises Texas government entities and public officials.
E-Discovery & Information Management—Jack has a great depth of experience in managing e-discovery strategy and implementation of cost-effective, leading-edge technologies in litigation and pre-litigation contexts, including:
- acting as the co-chair of Blank Rome’s “E-discovery Committee ” (a practice group that oversees Blank Rome’s provision/supervision of e-discovery services to clients)
- authoring a law firm’s internal manual on e-discovery best practices and supervising training of firm attorneys on the subject
- auditing large institutional clients’ computer systems and authoring legal hold policies and training intended to reduce the litigation costs and spoliation risks related to the collection/preservation of electronically stored information
- Sedona Conference—Jack participates as a member of the Sedona Conference, which is a nonprofit legal policy research and education organization of judges, attorneys, and e-discovery experts who are dedicated to resolving e-discovery and information management issues.
Outside the Firm
Jack is an avid golfer who plays to a single digit handicap and builds his own golf clubs.