Jason Higginbotham focuses his practice on the litigation of toxic tort, products liability and general litigation matters. He currently serves as the Illinois liaison for a national pump manufacturer and frequently defends a number of industrial product manufacturers at depositions throughout the country. He has argued before the Illinois Appellate Court and has defended multiple clients in various pro bono matters.
- In a pro bono criminal appeal, persuaded the court to reverse the client's conviction and award a new trial. People v. Billups, 2012 IL App (1st) 081383-B.
- Interned for Judge Gerald E. Rosen at the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.
Cornell University, B.A. (English), 2003
The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2006
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2006
PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC INVOLVEMENT
Chicago Bar Association
Cook County Bar Association, Chairman, Young Lawyers Section (2007-2008)
Illinois State Bar Association
SPEECHES AND PUBLICATIONS
- "The Illinois Supreme Court Amends Rule 212(a)(5) Regarding the Admissibility of Discovery Depositions at Trial," Segal McCambridge's Toxic Tort Newsletter, Vol. 9, Issue 1 (Winter 2010-2011).
The George Washington University Mock Trial Board
Selected for inclusion in the Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (no more than 2.5% of lawyers in the state under the age of 40 are selected), nominated and selected by peers in the legal community (2012-2013)