Kerry E. Higgins

Kerry E. Higgins

Partner
Location:
Red Bank, New Jersey
Phone:
732-741-6681
Fax:
732-576-1787
Email:

Kerry Higgins is an experienced attorney with a commitment to helping her clients reach their goals. A graduate of Villanova University (magna cum laude) and Villanova University School of Law, she brings a broad range of skills to her practice.

Kerry's practice has an emphasis on municipal law, land use and development, residential and commercial real estate, commercial law and litigation, estate planning, administration and litigation, guardianships and property tax appeals. She has served as municipal attorney, planning and zoning board attorney and has represented government agencies in condemnation matters.

She believes in furthering the practice of law and has been active in the Monmouth Bar Association, having served on numerous committees, as a Trustee, Officer and President. She also believes in giving back to the community and has served as Trustee and volunteer for several civic groups and charitable organizations, including Centrastate Healthcare Foundation, Western Monmouth Chamber of Commerce, Western Monmouth YMCA, Olde Freehold Day, NJ Tournament of Champions, and IEP Youth Services.

Kerry enjoys hiking, golfing, volleyball and relaxing with her retired racing greyhound Dugan.

Areas of Practice

  • 30% Municipal Law
  • 20% Land Use and Development
  • 20% Commercial and Residential Real Estate
  • 20% Property Tax Appeals
  • 10% Estate Planning and Administration

Litigation Percentage

  • 15% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D.
  • Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. magna cum laude
    • Major: Political Science

Representative Clients

  • Freehold Borough
  • Sea Bright Planning/Zoning Board
  • Senior Citizens Housing Corporation of Freehold
  • Dana Transport

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Woman of Achievement, 2008
  • NJ INstitute of Local Government Attorneys William M. Cox Award, 2015
  • SuperLawyer
  • Girl Scout of the Jersey Shore Woman of Distinction

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Monmouth Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Cerrato O'Connor Dawes Collins Saker & Brown, 1985 - 1997
  • Lomurro & Eastman, 1983 - 1985

Pro Bono Activities

  • Trustee, CentraState Healthcare Foundation, 1984 - 2007
  • IEP Youth Servicess Board of Directors, 2015