Lara M. Czajkowski Higgins

Lara M. Czajkowski Higgins

Partner
Location:
Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin
Phone:
608-326-8434
Fax:
608-326-6314
Email:

Lara Czajkowski Higgins practices in the areas of civil litigation, business law, personal injury litigation, insurance defense, municipal law and real estate law. She has successfully represented clients in a broad range of litigation matters. Ms. Czajkowski Higgins also assists municipalities in resolving disputes, assists in business acquisition and formation issues, and has experience in appealing matters before the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Ms. Czajkowski Higgins received her B.A. in political science from Grinnell College, with honors, in 1997, where she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honors society. She received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law in 2001, where she was inducted into the Order of the Coif. While in law school, Ms. Czajkowski Higgins served as an Articles Editor on the Law Review, the Articles Editor for the Women's Law Forum, and co-president of the Environmental Law Society. From 2001 through 2003, Ms. Czajkowski Higgins practiced in private practice in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Czajkowski Higgins has served on the Prairie du Chien Police and Fire Commission and co-chaired the Crawford County Joint Dispatch Implementation Committee. Ms. Czajkowski Higgins is past-president and a current member of the Rotary Club of Prairie du Chien. Ms. Czajkowski Higgins currently serves on the Prairie du Chien Catholic School Education Commission and also on the school's Wellness Committee. In her spare time, Ms. Czajkowski Higgins enjoys kayaking, yoga, and gardening.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Civil Litigation
  • Municipal Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Real Estate Law

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 2001

Education

  • Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. summa cum laude - 2001
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Co-President, Environmental Law Society
    • Law Review: Villanova Law Review, Member, Articles Editor, 1999 - 2001
    • Law Review: Women's Law Forum, Articles Editor
  • Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa
    • B.A. - 1997
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • RICO- Claim Accrual for Statute of Limitations Purposes In Civil..., 45 Vill.L.Rev.689, 4, 2000

Representative Clients

  • City Of Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin
  • Peoples State Bank
  • State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

Honors and Awards

  • Paul Harris Fellow-Rotary International
  • Wisconsin Main Street Awards-Honorary Board Member, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Wisconsin Defense Counsel, Member, 2010 - Present
  • Crawford County Bar Association, Member, 2003 - Present
  • Rotary Club of Prairie Du Chien, Member, Past President, 2004 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Covington and Burling, Associate Attorney, 2001 - 2003
  • Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, Field Office Coordinator

Languages

  • English
  • French