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All of the partners at our firm are Board Certified in Family Law - less than 1% of Texas lawyers achieve this distinction.

James N. Higdon

Partner

Location: San Antonio, Texas
Phone: 210-306-4471
Fax: 210-349-9988

Areas of Practice

  • Military Retirement Matters
  • Civil Service Retirement Matters
  • Military Divorces
  • General Family Law Matters
  • Civil Appeals
  • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Wills and Probate Matters

Litigation Percentage

  • 5% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Family Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Civil Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979

Education

  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1975
  • University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida
    • M.B.A., Master of Business Administration – 1973
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts – 1967

Representative Cases

  • Hicks v. Hicks, 384 S.W.3d 281, 2011 WL 2566302 (Tex.App.—Houston [14th Dist.] June 30, 2011). (No. 14-10-00577)
  • Gillin v. Gillin, 307 S.W.3d 395 (Tex.App.—San Antonio December 2, 2009), (No. 04-09-00119-CV)
  • Schneider v. Schneider, 5 S.W.3d 925, 1999 WL 1040199 (Tex.App.—Austin November 18, 1999, no pet.). (No. 03-99-00060-CV)
  • Vivian L. McDougall v. Harold Havlen, 980 SW2d 767, 1998 WL 568716 (Tex.App.—San Antonio September 9, 1998), rev’d, 43 Tex.Sup.Ct.J. 323, 22 SW3d 343, 2000 WL 19028, 24 Employee Benefits Cas. 1529, 43 Tex.Sup.Ct.J. 323 (Tex. 2000). (No. 04-97-00413-CV)
  • Bloomer v. Bloomer, 927 S.W.2d 118 (Tex.App.—Houston [1st Dist.] June 13, 1996, writ ref’d n.r.e.). (No. 01-91-01428-CV)

Representative Clients

  • Jordan Propeller, Incorporated

Classes/Seminars

  • Current Military Family Law Issues, ABA Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP) Committee Seminar and Texas Military and Veterans Law Section Joint CLE and Meeting, October 24, 2014, Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Drafting Issues and Pitfalls in a Military Divorce, Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, Family Law Section, State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program, December 5-6, 2013, Hotel Palomar, Dallas, Texas.
  • Military Visitation, 36th Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute, Family Law Section, State Bar of Texas Professional Development Program, April 18-19, 2013, Moody Gardens Hotel & Spa, Galveston, Texas.
  • Military Divorce & Retirement Seminar, San Antonio Bar Association and the Military Law Section, State Bar of Texas, September 27-29 2012, Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Antonio, Texas; Course Director and presenter (3 separate topics).
  • Texas Family Law, 20th Biennial Institute on Texas Law for Military Attorneys, Military Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, April 26-27, 2012 (Speaker/presenter of Article written by John Compere, Jo Chris Lopez and Charla M. Davies), Sam Houston Club, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Alamo Masonic Lodge, Past Master and Treasurer, 1976 – Present
  • National Sojourners, Inc., National President-Elect, 1984 – Present
  • Association of United States Navy, Member, 1977 – Present
  • San Antonio Oak Hills Rotary, Past President, 1989 – Present
  • San Antonio Family Lawyers Association, Past President, 1986 – Present
  • Alamo Masonic Cemetery Corporation, President, 1986 – Present

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Phi Delta Phi
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