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Donald S. Higley II - Durham, NC

1816 Front StreetSuite 320 Durham, NC 27705

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Updated: 01/06/2021

Durham Medical Malpractice Lawyer


Donald S. Higley, II practicing in the following areas of law:

Complex Business Disputes
Environmental Law
Construction Law
Serious Personal Injury

About Donald S. Higley II

Practice Areas

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Serious Personal Injury


  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Senior Litigation Attorney

Year Joined Firm

  • 2010


Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1998
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2001
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Middle District of North Carolina

Specialties and Certifications

  • Certified Mediator, Dispute Resolution Commission

Other Affiliations

  • Pitt County Bar Association (Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, President 2003-2004)
  • North Carolina Bar Association (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • American Association for Justice (Member)
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice (Member)
  • N. C. Advocates for Justice, Auto Torts Section (Chair)


  • Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, Buies Creek, North Carolina, 1994
    Honors: cum laude
    Honors: John J. Broderick Scholar
    Law Review: Campbell Law Review, Editor in Chief, 1993 - 1994
  • UNC - Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1990
    Major: English

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Omicron Delta Kappa

Past Positions

  • Ward and Smith, P.A., associate, 1994 - 1999
  • Ward and Smith, P.A., partner, 2000 - 2001



  • “AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating,”Martindale-Hubbell

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  • “Lujan v. Defendants of Wildlife, Slashing and Burning the Law of Environmental Standing.”
  • Author, “Insurance Coverage for Injuries Arising Out of the Use of an Automobile” for the treatise Personal Injury Practice in North Carolina, published by the North Carolina Advocates for Justice

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