Sean P. Higgins
Sean P. Higgins is an associate attorney at Harris Winick Harris LLP. His practice is focused on construction and complex commercial litigation.
Sean received a Bachelor of Arts with high distinction in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Michigan and a minor in business administration from the Ross School of Business. Sean then earned a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Michigan Law School in December 2017. He is currently admitted to practice in Illinois and New York.
At the University of Michigan Law School, Sean served as a student attorney for the Environmental Law Clinic, Unemployment Insurance Clinic, and Unemployment Policy Clinic. In his role at the Environmental Law Clinic, Sean contributed to litigation against the United States Department of Transportation in which the National Wildlife Federation challenged the operation of Enbridge Line Five, an oil pipeline that threatened the sanctity of the Straits of Mackinac and other navigable waters throughout Michigan. As a student attorney at the Unemployment Insurance Clinic, Sean defended Michigan residents experiencing unemployment in administrative law hearings and appeals before the Michigan Circuit Courts and Michigan Court of Appeals. During his time in the Unemployment Policy Clinic, Mr. Higgins appeared before the Michigan House of Representatives as an advocate for reforming Michigan’s unemployment insurance program, contributed to a pro-claimant legislation package that ultimately passed into law, and fought to bring justice to thousands of Michigan residents impacted by Michigan’s unemployment fraud scandal.
During his law school summers, Mr. Higgins served as a legal intern at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois and a law clerk at a Chicago-based firm. Mr. Higgins’ experience at the United States Attorney’s Office culminated in him successfully prosecuting a petty offender before a federal magistrate judge in a bench trial.
After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School, Sean joined a boutique law firm on the East Coast where his practice focused on construction law, public contracts, and commercial litigation. While practicing on the East Coast, Sean litigated a residential condominium dispute over leaks stemming from common elements to a six-figure settlement and managed all aspects of litigation across three states against two judgment debtors that attempted to shelter assets to defeat their creditors.