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Chad W. Higgins


Meet Chad, unshakable litigator, risk mitigator and resolute ally.

Chad W. Higgins

207 228-7186 direct
207 774-1200 main
207 774-1127 facsimile

100 Middle Street
PO Box 9729
Portland, ME 04104-5029


Here’s why you’ll enjoy working with him.

Chad is a seasoned litigator with deep experience advocating for clients in both state and federal courts across the country. Based on his trial success, clients regularly seek his advice regarding risk mitigation and litigation avoidance.

With experience in a broad range of industries, including energy, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, consumer products, and higher education, Chad has handled all areas of litigation and trial. Where others see an insurmountable obstacle, he sees a new challenge, and an opportunity for innovative critical thinking. Chad works closely with his clients to understand the specifics of their business and industry to better advise them on decisions that will accomplish their goals, manage risk and avoid costly litigation.

Unflappable under pressure, Chad has successfully litigated several multi-jurisdictional energy cases where he directed the defense strategy and served as the primary attorney through all stages of trial and trial preparation with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake. So if it comes down to litigation, Chad has the experience, poise and proven track record to devise the most prudent strategy.   

But that’s not all. Chad is also very experienced in:

  • Products liability
  • Toxic torts
  • Food and beverage, litigation, and regulatory counseling
  • FDA and FTC regulatory compliance
  • Labeling, ingredient and advertising claims compliance
  • Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
  • Transactional due diligence
  • CSPC regulatory compliance
  • Higher education

In his former life, Chad was:

  • Counsel at Goodwin Procter in Boston
  • An associate at Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC

When Chad isn’t working, he is…

Embracing life’s day to day challenges and triumphs with his wife and three young, energetic and opinionated, yet wonderful, children. And from time to time, he can be found hiking and backpacking, and by that he means walking the golf course while carrying his clubs.


JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2003
BA, Colby College, 1997

Admitted to practice
State of Maine
State of New York
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit


American Bar Association
Boston Bar Association
Maine State Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
Chair, Alumni Council, Colby College