Mr. Higgins joined OnderLaw in 2023 following nearly four decades of experience representing countless plaintiffs in medical receivables management and medical marijuana dispensary licensing claims. He has been a valuable member of the OnderLaw Roundup, AFFF, and PFAS litigation teams. He is also Team Leader for Camp Lejeune Toxic Water litigation.
Nick is a native of Eureka, Missouri, where he grew up playing baseball in the shadow of the St. Louis Cardinals. He went on to play college baseball at Arkansas’s College of the Ozarks, where he was nominated for a Rhodes Scholarship.
He earned his Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri and initially worked as a trust officer for Mark Twain Bank and Trust. He found banking to be unfulfilling, however, and began practicing law in 1984.
Through the years, Nick gained extensive experience helping hospitals and medical offices navigate the legal aspects of medical billing. In 1995, he became principal at Whaley Higgins & Associates and remained in that position for 22 years until the firm was sold. He thought he was ready to retire but, in his own words, “Golf got boring.” He reentered the legal world, this time helping medical marijuana dispensaries to become licensed. He helped his client win a $28 million arbitration award against a company that negligently scored and rated medical marijuana dispensary applications.
When he is not fighting for the rights of those wronged by corporate greed, Nick is a big fan of baseball, hockey, and golf. He’s also a singer and a self-described “quasi-guitarist,” playing solo acts and with a St. Louis-based classic rock cover band called Geezer. He and his significant other, Michelle, live in Wildwood, Missouri with their Heinz 57 four-legged son, Winston.