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Samuel Carlson Higginbottom

Samuel Carlson Higginbottom

  • Maritime Law, Insurance Claims, Business Law ...
  • District of Columbia, Florida
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While growing up, I had the pleasure to spend many summers in Florida were I developed an appreciation for boating Florida's waterways. These positive experiences influenced my decision to attend the United States Merchant Marine Academy, a federal service academy. While at the Academy, I had the opportunity to work on container ships, boom ships, and a LASH ship. Upon graduating and receiving a USCG license, I gained valuable experience working as a marine engineer aboard research vessels, ATBs and tug boats. I also had the privilege to serve as an officer in the US Navy Reserve.

After a few years working on the water, I pursued a legal education from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. Upon graduating and passing the bar, I started practicing Maritime and Admiralty Law at a Florida law firm. After a few years, I transitioned my practice to a national firm to gain experience in additional areas of litigation.

With over a decade of experience working at large law firms in the Tampa area, I have handled large and small cases. Cases that have involved legal issues in the areas of personal injury, insurance disputes, government contracts, landlord/tenant, professional liability, property damages and maritime law.

I look forward to providing individuals and small businesses, which appreciate and depend on the waterways of Tampa Bay, and Florida, the benefits of my experience. Contact me to discuss how I might help you address your legal issues.

The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
J.D. (2010) | Law
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United States Merchant Marine Academy
B.S. (2005) | Marine Engineering
Activities: Varsity Swimming and Diving, Club Water Polo, Newman Club
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Professional Associations
The Florida Bar  # 0084266
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
ID Number: 90003332
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The Florida Bar
ID Number: 84266
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  • Free Consultation
    30 minute consultation by video conference.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    I participate in contingent fee agreements in most Personal Injury and Insurance Claim cases, but this will depend on the Maritime Law case. Schedule a free video consultation to discuss your case.
Practice Areas
Maritime Law
Insurance Claims
Business Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Samuel C Higginbottom
10312 Bloomingdale Ave
Ste 108-315
Riverview, FL 33578
Telephone: (813) 825-1267