Joshua T. Higgins Attorney Profile | Kelley Kronenberg

Joshua T. Higgins

Attorney, Fort Lauderdale /

Joshua Higgins is an Attorney in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office focusing his practice on Workers’ Compensation, Police Professional Litigation , Correctional Healthcare , and Civil Rights Violations.

Prior to joining the firm, Joshua worked as an Assistant State Attorney at the State Attorney’s Office, 17th Judicial Circuit, in both the felony trial unit and county court division.  While there, Joshua tried more than 30 bench trials and 22 jury trials, with one trial featured on local Fox news.

During law school, Joshua served as the Chairperson of Administration for the Moot Court Honor Society, a Staff Member for the Inter-American Center for Human Rights, and the Secretary for the National Security and Law Society.  He received a perfect score from the Chief Justice in the first round of the ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, and placed in the top eight out of more than 125 students in the Feinrider Moot Court Competition.  Joshua was one of 40 law students selected nationwide as a summer fellow for the Florida Bar Foundation, which resulted in him working at Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida doing foreclosure defense for indigent elderly citizens.

Prior to entering law school, Joshua obtained his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he was selected for induction into the Phi Beta Kappa Society and was listed in Who’s Who Among American College Students.  Additionally, Joshua was chosen as a Renaissance Scholar, an award bestowed on less than 4% of graduates that year, for those exhibiting scholarly excellence in at least two widely disparate areas of study.

  • Managing Workers’ Compensation Risks in the Construction Industry, January 2017
  • Florida’s Workers’ Compensation System and the Changes That Will Take Place Due to Recent Court Rulings, May 2016
  • Safety First: The Ramifications of Safety Violations on the Jobsite, May 2016
  • Workers’ Compensation Fraud, May 2016
  • Safety First: The Ramifications of Safety Violations on the Jobsite, March 2016
  • Managing Workers’ Compensation Risks in the Construction Industry, January 2016
  • Criminal Prosecution for Safety Violations, December 2015
  • Managing Workers’ Compensation Risk in the Construction Industry, November 2015
  • Speaker, Practicing for Professionalism, 2014
  • Speaker, Nova Southeastern, Shepard Broad Law Center 1L Orientation
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Event Coordinator, 2015
  • Judge, Thomas Tang Moot Court Competition, 2014
  • Honorary Judge, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center’s ABA National Moot Court Team, 2014, 2015
  • Judge, Moot Court tryouts, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Judge, Nova Trial Association tryouts, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Judge, 1L Mark Dobson Closing Argument Competition
  • Legal Advisor, Safety Alliance For Excellence (SAFE)
  • South Florida Public Risk Management Association (SF PRIMA)
  • Young Leaders Committee, Construction Association of South Florida (CASF)
  • The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
  • Human Resources Association of Broward County (HRABC)
  • Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
  • Emerge Broward
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society, Omicron Chapter, University at Buffalo
  • Florida Bar Foundation, Summer Fellow
  • Book Award, Criminal Pre-Trial Practice, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Dean’s List, Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center
  • English Department Honors, University at Buffalo
  • Honor Thesis, “Idealism in Nature:The Films of Terrence Malick,” University at Buffalo
  • Renaissance Scholar, University at Buffalo
  • Dean’s List, University at Buffalo
  • Selected for inclusion in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges

Contact Information

Practice Areas

Admissions

  • Florida

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D., 2011
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A., magna cum laude, 2008