Higginbotham, J. Michael
J. Michael Higginbotham

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Biography

Mr. Higginbotham has over 38 years of construction dispute resolution experience representing architects, engineers, owners (public and private) and developers.  He has successfully resolved (through mediation, arbitration or trial) hundreds of such disputes, which involved claims for cost overruns, change orders, schedule delays, forensic accounting, loss of productivity, property damage, personal injury and wrongful death.  The types of projects include power plants, prisons, pumping plants, waste water treatment plants, pipelines, airport expansions, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, schools, colleges and laboratories. 

Mr. Higginbotham is known for his imaginative and creative approach to problem solving.

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D. - 1974
  • Army Corps of Engineers Branch School, Ft. Belvoir, Virginia
    • University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, California
      • M.S. - 1971
      • Major: Structural Engineering
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
      • Structural Engineering Master's Program - 1970
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
      • Structural Engineering Master's Program - 1970
    • University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, California
      • B.S. - 1969
      • Major: Civil Engineering

    Bar Admission

    • California, 1974