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Meet Don Higley

Senior Litigation Attorney at Lanier Law Group
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Don Higley joined Lanier Law Group, P.A. in 2010. Don is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and received his J.D. Degree from Campbell University's Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in 1994. He was a Dr. John J. Broderick Law Scholar and was Editor-in-Chief of the Campbell Law Review. Before he served as Editor, the Law Review published his article, “Lujan v. Defendants of Wildlife, Slashing and Burning the Law of Environmental Standing.”

Don concentrates in the areas of medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury. He also has significant experience litigating in a wide variety of areas, including complex business litigation and construction litigation. Don has presented oral arguments in the North Carolina Appellate Courts and the North Carolina Supreme Court. He is admitted to practice in Federal Court and has extensive litigation experience there, including arguing at the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond. Don is admitted to the United States Supreme Court. Don is also a certified mediator.

Don is a recognized expert on the subject of automobile insurance coverage. He authored a chapter entitled “Insurance Coverage for Injuries Arising Out of the Use of an Automobile” for the treatise Personal Injury Practice in North Carolina, published by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice. Don is active in the N. C. Advocates for Justice, having served as Chair of the Auto Torts Section, and has lectured in various continuing legal education courses.

Don has received the “AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating,” the highest peer review rating conferred by Martindale-Hubbell.


  • B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • J.D. Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law


  • American Association for Justice
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association


  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts
  • North Carolina State Bar

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*Featured Case Results, Settlements, & Trial Wins From Our Attorneys
  • $5.95 Million Permanent Brain Failure

    Our client had a brick fly off of a utility trailer and go through their windshield and hit her on the face.

  • $4.8 Million Settlement

    A case with multiple plaintiffs who were potentially exposed to a deadly disease while in the hospital.

  • $4.3 Million Head-On Collision

    Personal injury litigation settlement for a client who was involved in a head-on collision with a commercial tractor-trailer.

  • $3.1 Million Birth Injury/Hypoxic Brain Injury

    The OB doctor’s negligence caused a delay in the baby’s birth which resulted in the baby suffering of a severe hypoxic brain injury.

  • $1.8 Million Litigation Settlement

    Our client was involved in a motor vehicle accident with a meat truck.

  • $1.375 Million Medication Overdose/Hospital Negligence

    Our client died following an overdose of medication that occurred as a result of the negligence of the nursery staff while they were in the hospital.

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