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Lara M. Czajkowski Higgins

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Biography

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 State Bar of Wisconsin litigation section board and as a Prairie du Chien Chamber of Commerce Ambassador. In her spare time, Ms. Czajkowski Higgins enjoys kayaking, weight lifting, gardening, and coaching soccer.

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Past Positions

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

Practice Areas:

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

Education

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

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 2001

Honors

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

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

Professional Associations

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

Languages

  • English
  • French