Family Court Attorney

Attorney Alicia S. Higgins

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Areas Of Practice

  • All areas of Family Law including divorce, support, adoption and termination, custody and Abuse and Neglect
  • Private Guardian ad Litem in custody and adoption/termination cases
  • Criminal defense of juveniles

Bar Admissions:

  • South Carolina Bar 1989

Legal Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law, 1988

Undergraduate Education:

  • The University of South Carolina, Bachelor of Arts 1982

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • South Carolina Bar
  • Richland County Bar
  • Past presenter for Continuing Legal Education seminars

Personal Information

Alicia Higgins joined Burriss Ridgeway in August 2012 as a family court attorney. She obtained her legal degree at the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1988. Alicia has practiced in the South Carolina family court exclusively- handling everything from private actions for divorce, custody, and adoption to prosecuting juveniles, serving as a Guardian ad litem to children, and defending parents is DSS cases.

Alicia is a Columbia native. She lives in town with her husband Bill Higgins, also a practicing attorney. The Higgins have two children-one child is attending the USC School of Law and the other child is a rising freshman at USC. Outside the practice of law, Alicia particularly enjoys working out at the gym, hanging out with her family and participating in her church (not necessarily in that order!)

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