Peter F. Higgins

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Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Chicago, IL

Peter Higgins Law
 | 221 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-857-1710
Fax: 312-857-1711
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Peter F. Higgins is the owner of Peter Higgins Law in Chicago. Mr. Higgins' practice focuses on catastrophic and severe personal injury and wrongful death cases in the areas of railroad/FELA, construction accidents, medical negligence and bicycle and auto crashes. He handles cases in Illinois and across the country.

Mr. Higgins earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa and later obtained his law degree from DePaul University College of Law. Before opening his own practice in 1995, he gained extensive personal injury trial experience while working for two large Chicago law firms. He has been licensed to practice in all Illinois state courts since 1986 and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. 

An accomplished personal injury trial attorney, Mr. Higgins has recovered numerous substantial verdicts and settlements for his clients, including multiple recoveries in excess of $1 million. His outstanding work on behalf of clients has resulted in recognition from his peers in the legal community. In 2013, he represented plaintiffs in a products liability fire case against a space heater manufacturer that received a $22 million jury verdict that was recognized as one of the top verdicts in the country by The American Lawyer Journal.  He volunteers at a number of boards and has received two distinguished service awards from Chicago Volunteer Legal Services in recognition of his work for underprivileged individuals.

In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Higgins is involved with professional organizations including The Chicago Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Mr. Higgins is also a member of the American Association for Justice and belongs to the organization's railroad section.He is also an elected member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (100%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


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Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020

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About Peter Higgins

Admitted: 1986, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • Received a Jurisprudence Award for the highest grade in Torts II, De Paul University, 1984
  • Distinguished Service Award, Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation, 1992
  • Associate Rank, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2007

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chicago Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Railroad Section, Member, 2000-present
  • Illinois, 1986
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, 1990-1995
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, including the Trial Bar

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, 1990-1995
  • New Trier High School Booster Club, Board of Directors, 2001-2005
  • YoungLife North Shore, Board of Directors, 2002-present
  • Misericordia SIBS, Board of Directors, 2006-present
  • Commissioner, Kenilworth-Winnetka Baseball Association, 1994-2002

Educational Background:

  • University of Iowa, B.A., 1983
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Office Location for Peter F. Higgins

221 N LaSalle St
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-857-1710

Fax: 312-857-1711

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Last Updated: 6/25/2019

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