Practice Areas

The law practice at Holtsford Gilliland Higgins Hitson & Howard, P.C. is focused on providing effective legal representation on behalf of individuals, businesses, municipalities and their insurers in a wide variety of civil litigation matters, from personal injury to complex environmental law issues and civil rights matters.

Our practice includes advice and representation in all of the following areas:

Risk Management

From the moment a claim or lawsuit is first presented, our attorneys advise and assist clients with a goal of prompt, effective resolution. We conduct a thorough and well-reasoned coverage analysis and opinion, and advise our clients on their trial exposure versus the settlement value of the claim and other loss mitigation concerns. We represent clients in the negotiation and settlement of claims before trial where applicable. Our attorneys are well respected and are regularly hired by other firms to serve as mediators of cases in these practice areas.

Dispute Resolution

Our attorneys will handle the litigation of a matter in whatever forum is required or is most conducive to an effective result, from negotiation and mediation, to arbitration or litigation in state or federal courts or administrative agencies. From pre-litigation to appeal, we work to resolve disputes at the earliest and most cost-effective stage feasible, but always with an eye toward our client’s overall best interests. Of course, if no resolution can be reached, our attorneys will be fully prepared for trial.