Kristin Snyder Higgins

Office Managing Shareholder || Dallas

Kristin Higgins is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Labor and Employment Law and is the Managing Shareholder in the Dallas, Texas office. Ms. Higgins has devoted her entire career to litigating on behalf of and partnering with employers on all matters impacting their employees under federal and state labor and employment laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and other similar civil rights laws. Ms. Higgins partners with her clients to determine the best way to meet their needs, whether it be assisting in the implementation of necessary and preventative employment policies, overseeing investigations, negotiating early case resolutions, or aggressively and cost-effectively defending her clients against claims brought in state or federal court.

Being an employment litigator makes Ms. Higgins an effective counselor on employment issues and vice versa. Ms. Higgins views her counseling role as one designed to make clients self-sufficient and compliant. However, if employment litigation arises, Ms. Higgins has a history of zealous advocacy and pragmatic strategy resulting in successful outcomes. Ms. Higgins also regularly conducts training for clients and presents on various topics, including the ADA and leave issues, investigations, and harassment prevention.

Ms. Higgins received her B.S., magna cum laude, at Texas A&M University in Political Science. She then attended the University of Texas School of Law and graduated with honors. Gig ‘em. 

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Ms. Higgins has extensive experience litigating cases for private and public employers of all sizes and from all industries. She has represented clients against allegations of discrimination, retaliation, harassment, failure to accommodate, defamation, breach of contract, and other violations of state and federal law. Ms. Higgins regularly conducts trainings for managers and hourly employees on employment law issues. Ms. Higgins has additional experience advising employers on employee handbooks, termination and job elimination, and family and medical leave. She represents clients before various administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Texas Workforce Commission, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Fort Worth Human Rights Commission. Ms. Higgins’ experience includes, but is not limited to the following:

Employment Litigation:

Discrimination/Harassment/Retaliation

Arbitration

Miscellaneous

Education

Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section)

Speeches

Best Lawyers Award Badge

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