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Clifford C. Higby

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Panama City, FL

Bryant, Higby, & Barr, Chartered
833 Harrison Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
Phone: 850-763-1787
Fax: 850-784-9361
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 1989
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, General Litigation, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Attorney Clifford C. Higby, a Panama City native, received his law degree from the University of Florida Law School. Mr. Higby worked for a firm in Jacksonville for three years prior to returning to Panama City where he has been a partner with Bryant & Higby, Chartered, since 1991. He is admitted to the Florida Bar, and admitted to practice in the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Middle Districts of Florida, the 11th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

Now in his 23rd year of practice, Mr. Higby focuses exclusively on civil trial practice in trial and appellate courts. He represents plaintiffs and defendants in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, medical negligence, commercial litigation, construction litigation, civil rights and municipal liability. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell* and has handled cases throughout the states of Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

Mr. Higby serves as chairman of the Executive Council for the Trial Lawyer Section of the Florida Bar, having been a member since 2001. He is a member of the American Association for Justice and is a Florida Supreme Court Justice teaching volunteer.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30%General Litigation
  • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2022

About Clifford C. Higby

First Admitted: 1989

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Member, AV Peer Review Rated - Martindale Hubbell , 2003 - Present
  • Volunteer, Florida Supreme Court Justice Teaching
  • Volunteer Attorney, National Crime Victims Law Institute, Portland, Oregon
  • Fellow - The Florida Bar Foundation

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Chariman, Florida Bar,Trial Lawyers Section, 2010 - 2011
  • Member, Executive Council, Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section, 2001 - Present
  • Member, Bay County Bar Association
  • President, St. Andrews Bay American Inn of Court - Bencher,  2003 - 2004
  • Program Director, St. Andrews Bay American Inn of Court - Bencher, 2001 - 2003
  • Member, St. Andrews Bay American Inn of Court - Bencher
  • Faculty Member - Florida Bar Advanced Trial Advocacy Program
  • Chair, 14th Circuit Fee Arbitration Committee , 1999 - 2003
  • Member, Florida Bar Board of Governors , Young Lawyers Division, 1995 - 1999
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, The Florida Justice Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1989
  • Florida, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1990
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1993


  • Martindale Hubbell - AV Rated Peer Review, 2003 - 2011

Representative Clients

  • City of Panama City
  • Chevy Chase Bank
  • Douglas County Bank
  • Atkins North America
  • Panama City Port Authority
  • Carriage Funeral Holdings, Inc
  • Coastal OB-GYN
  • All About Women, OB-GYN, Chartered
  • Fireman's Fund Insurance Company
  • Corrections Corporation of America

Educational Background

  • Vanderbilt University, B.A. in Psychology, 1985
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Office Location for Clifford C. Higby

833 Harrison Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401

Phone: 850-763-1787

Fax: 850-784-9361

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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