Heather Higgins is an associate attorney with the Firm practicing in the areas of civil litigation, family law, and criminal law. Heather is a Hickory native, having graduated from St. Stephens High School in 2009 where she was a member of the Indians swim team and symphonic band. After high school, she attended Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC to pursue her four-year degree. At Campbell, Heather was involved in the Student Government Association, as well as Captain of the Mock Trial team for three years. During college Heather seized the opportunity to study abroad in London, England during the summer of 2012, interning in the British House of Commons. Heather graduated from Campbell University in 2013, Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Pre-Law with minors in History and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. She then continued her studies at Wake Forest University Law School in Winston-Salem, where she participated in both the Child Advocacy Clinic and Wake Law Veteran’s Legal Clinic. While in law school Heather interned for North Carolina State District Court Judge Mark Killian in Catawba County and the District Attorney’s Office for the 25th Judicial District. While interning for the District Attorney, Heather worked under the third-year practice rule and was able to try cases for the State of North Carolina. During the summer of 2014 Heather was able to study abroad in Vienna, Austria and interned with the General Counsel of Magna Steyr Automotive. Heather graduated from Wake Forest in 2016 and passed the NC Bar Exam in July of 2016. Heather was married on December 31, 2016, and resides in Newton with her husband, their two children and their rescue dachshund, Bobo. In her spare time, Heather enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking the NC mountains, watching Canes hockey, and waiting all Summer for Carolina Panthers football to return. Heather has a passion for working with people and is excited to pursue her legal career in the community she grew up in. She is excited to make a positive impact on the lives of our local residents.

  • Campbell University – B.A. Political Science Pre-Law with minors in History and Honors Interdisciplinary studies, Magna Cum Laude, 2013
  • Wake Forest University School of Law – Juris Doctor, 2016


  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity Member
  • Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society Member
  • Campbell University Gore Servant Student Leadership Award 2011
  • Wake Forest Law Academic Scholarship Recipient 2013
  • American Bar Association Cali Award for State and Local Government Law 2015
  • Certified Student Attorney Wake Law Veterans Legal Clinic
  • Certified Student Attorney Wake Law Child Advocacy Clinic
  • BAR Certified 3L Practice Rule Assistant District Attorney’s Office 25th Judicial District in Catawba County


  • North Carolina


  • North Carolina Bar Association – Family Law, Civil Litigation, Criminal Law
  • Catawba County Bar Association – Board Secretary (2021-2023)
  • Thirty-Sixth Judicial District Bar Association
Recognition in the Community/Community Involvement
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice Associate Member 2017-2022
  • Catawba County BAR Board Secretary (2021-2023)
  • Conflict Resolution Center Teen Court Judge
  • Catawba Valley Paralegal Association Guest Lecturer 2018 and 2020
  • Hickory Living Contributing Author and Cover Feature January 2022
  • Hickory Living Contributing Author April 2022
  • Contract Defense Attorney Catawba County Veterans Treatment Court
  • Contract Defense Attorney Catawba County Drug Recovery Court