About Amy L. Higgins
In 1994, Amy earned her B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University. Afterward, she spent nine years as a newspaper reporter at the Cincinnati Enquirer where she covered topics relating to finance and investment. Some of her stories involved the legal wranglings at Enron and Worldcom, as well as other local financial scandals. She would often find her research and discussions about the underlying legal issues that served as the core of the stories more fascinating and in-depth than the newspaper articles could address. During that time, the media and publishing industries were undergoing fundamental shifts that forced her to reassess her career path. After examining what really interested her, becoming an attorney seemed to be the right direction. In 2006, Amy earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati School of Law.
Growing up as the child of an industrial real estate broker, the topic never really interested Amy as she tried to run away from the interests of her parents. Once she did realize law school was for her, Amy imagined herself working in corporate, regulatory, or securities law. Once she graduated and started working for other firms, management viewed her family history in real estate through rose-colored glasses and tasked projects within that field. Much to Amy's surprise, she really enjoyed the practical, real-world applications of real estate law. With every piece of land being unique in its position and usage, every real estate matter is itself unique in its challenges and solutions.
In working with Amy, it won't take you long to realize that she has several strengths that set her apart from other real estate attorneys. Amy aims to listen to her clients to determine what they really want, then finds creative and pragmatic ways to reach those goals without breaking the bank. Amy can quickly and accurately assess a situation and rushing to the courthouse to pursue expensive litigation is rarely her top recommendation.
- J.D. University of Cincinnati School of Law, 2006
- B.S. - Journalism, Northwestern University, 1994