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Robert M. Higgins

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Boston, MA

Lubin & Meyer PC
100 City Hall Plaza, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-720-4447
Fax: 617-720-1229
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005
Licensed in Massachusetts Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

A personal injury attorney and partner at Lubin & Meyer PC, Robert M. Higgins represents clients in Massachusetts in matters of personal injury with a focus on catastrophic personal injury law and medical malpractice. In a case of brain damage caused at birth, Mr. Higgins earned the largest medical malpractice award in the state with compensation of $40 million.  Other significant successful case results include verdicts of almost $19.8, $29.8 and $13 million for failure to diagnose, another case of brain injury during delivery and wrongful death.

Mr. Higgins graduated from the University of Maine in 1991 before earning his Juris Doctor in 1994 from Suffolk University Law School. A frequent commentator for local news stations, he also guest lectures frequently at Suffolk University Law School, Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys and the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education organization.

A member of the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, the Boston Bar Association and the Massachusetts Bar Association, Mr. Higgins is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts throughout the state of Massachusetts. In 2015, he was named Lawyer of the Year for the region, and for his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he earned the highest peer review rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Serving a six-year term on Boston College High School’s Board of Trustees, he demonstrates his passion for being involved in the community. Mr. Higgins is interested in the advancement of research into Muscular Dystrophy and is a member of the board for the Jett Foundation.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury


16 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2005

About Robert M. Higgins

First Admitted: 1994, Massachusetts

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Boston College High School, Board of Trustees, Member
  • The Jett Foundation, Board Member

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, Member
  • Massachusetts Bar Association, Member
  • Boston Bar Association, Member

Educational Background

  • University of Maine, 1991

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Guest Lecturer, Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Organization
  • Guest Lecturer, The Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Guest Lecturer, Suffolk University Law School


  • Massachusetts Super Lawyer, 2007
  • Inclusion was Featured in the Boston Globe Magazine
  • Recognized as One of the Most Successful Trial Lawyers in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Top 10 Super Lawyer, Boston Magazine, 2011
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2005
  • AV rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • State's Largest Medical Malpractice Award
  • Top 100 Super Lawyer, Boston Magazine, 2008-2010
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2008-2010
  • Lawyer of the Year, Medical Malpractice Law, 2015
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Office Location for Robert M. Higgins

100 City Hall Plaza
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02108

Phone: 617-720-4447

Fax: 617-720-1229

Last Updated: 5/23/2022

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