CHARLESTON -- Kay Casto & Chaney PLLC has announced that it has named Stephen Higgins as a new member for its Morgantown office.
"Having someone of Stephen Higgins' dedication and experience is an asset for our Morgantown office and our entire firm. Steve brings outstanding capabilities and background which complement those of our other attorneys," said Michael T. Chaney, a member of the firm's management committee.
Higgins is the Municipal Judge for the City of Morgantown and a Fiduciary Commissioner for the Monongalia County Commission. He is a member of the American Bar Association, West Virginia State Bar, and the Monongalia County Bar Association.
With 13 years of private practice, Higgins has been a guest lecturer on West Virginia Workers' Compensation Law for West Virginia University, College of Business. His practice areas include general litigation, real estate, workers' compensation, and probate.
"I'm proud to be a part of Kay Casto & Chaney's legacy. For more than 75 years they've been among the best. I want to live up to that reputation -– everyday," Higgins said.
"We are always on the lookout for attorneys with exceptional talent. Steve is a great addition to our firm, and demonstrates our commitment to provide legal services of the highest quality in our Morgantown office," added Chaney.
Higgins received an associate's degree from the State University of New York at Farmingdale and obtained a bachelor's degree in social science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. In 1993, Higgins received his J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law, where he served on the Moot Court Board.
Previously, Higgins has served as president and member of the board of directors for the Monongalia County Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Inc. (known as Stepping Stones), Little League baseball and basketball coach, Cub Scout leader, and as a youth leader and Sunday school teacher.