Personal Injury Lawyers Orange County
Heather J. Higson and the personal injury lawyers of our Orange County practice can help you secure the compensation you deserve.
My name's Heather Higson. I have been an attorney for over 20 years. I graduated from law school in 1989. Before law school I went to Middlebury College. I was an English Literature major there. Middlebury is in Vermont, I'm originally a New England girl, and also spent some time in Colorado and California. I came out from the East Coast and attended Pepperdine University School of Law, and again graduated in 1989, took the bar exam, passed the bar exam on the first try, and started practicing. My interest in law school was medical malpractice, and my first job as an attorney was representing hospitals at a law firm in Sherman Oaks where I practiced for a couple, three years. I've never left the field of medical malpractice. I've always worked in the area of medical malpractice, because I am particularly interested in representing the victims of medical malpractice. I've been both on the defense side and the plaintiff's side. I worked as a defense attorney until approximately 1999, at which time I opened my own law office and started associating with Sean Burke, and Sean and I have worked together since the early 2000's, and I, at that point had shifted over to the plaintiff's side, representing victims and their families and I never turned back. I find it extremely satisfying to represent the victims of medical malpractice and the victims of other types of personal injuries including elder abuse, personal injury matters, and other types of cases. I find it rewarding in the sense of the opportunity to help people work through a particularly difficult time in their life, sometimes the worst time of their life, and help those people to find the resources and compensation, to in a sense make them whole again. The Law Offices of Sean Burke is located in Irvine, California. We have clients from all over California. We travel. We appear in various court houses. We're very oftentimes in Riverside, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange County; we handle cases in all California venues, civil court cases. We primarily handle medical malpractice, personal injury, elder abuse litigation, dependent adult abuse litigation, cases involving victims of negligence.