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Patrick M. Higgins

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Pat Higgins practices primarily with the firm’s Trucking and Transportation, Products Liability, Retail/Hospitality Liability, Primary Casualty, and Education Institution Liability Practice Groups.  Prior to joining Clement Rivers, LLP, Pat was a partner in a Lowcountry civil defense firm.  In over 30 years of practice, he tried hundreds of cases in South Carolina’s state and federal courts.  He is also a Circuit Court Certified Mediator.

Admitted to practice

  • South Carolina, 1988
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1996


  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1988
  • Penn State University, B.S. Accounting, 1985


  • American Bar Association
  • Beaufort County Bar Association