Law Office of

Kathleen Higgins, PLLC

About The Law Firm

Kathleen Higgins

Kathleen Higgins

Dedicated to providing quality legal services to our community, we are creative problem solvers, skilled negotiators, trained mediators and experienced litigators. We give all our clients individualized attention and we will work hard for you.

Kathleen Higgins is the founder and principal attorney located in downtown Brooklyn which is now also known as DUMBO Heights.

Kathleen graduated from Brooklyn Law School in 2000; she was admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey (inactive), and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, and the District of New Jersey.

Kathleen Higgins comes to the practice of law from a diverse professional background. She has been involved with advocacy for domestic violence survivors, crime victims, homeless prevention services, and families affected by chemical dependency. Kathleen initiated several innovative programs to assist "at risk" youth and their families, as well as developing and implementing training and educational programs for professionals, families and individuals in these areas of public health.

Kathleen is a trained mediator who uses transformative problem resolution for families and community based disputes.

Drawing on her experience in the variety of legal issues and having honed her skills, in 2004 Kathleen and another attorney formed a law partnership. In 2011 she became the principal of what is now a General Practice that focuses on Real Estate, Probate and Administration, Estate Planning, Personal Injury, Civil Rights and Civil Litigation. The office also practices in the legal areas of Business Formations and provides per diem and trial counsel services to other attorneys, representing their clients' interests at all stages of litigation.

LOKH draws on a broad network of professionals and experts from real estate, matrimony, elder assistance, and more.

The interchange of knowledge and skills with other professionals means that LOKH can provide a spectrum of services to her clients and those who seek counsel for themselves or others.

Kathleen is a lifelong Brooklynite and has always had an interest in Community Affairs throughout the Borough.

Additional Services

  • Notary
  • Power of Attorney
  • Pet Advocacy
  • Document Reviews: If you have received legal correspondence from an insurance claim or pension plan, or any other business, for a reasonable fee we can explain it to you.
  • Presentation to Special Interest Groups and Organizations: for matters pertaining to real estate, estate planning, elder issues, and general legal information.

Sadie the Dog

Sadie, our office dog

LOKH maintains an "open door" policy as far as children and pets. Clients are welcome to bring pets and children to the office when meeting for a consultation.

Kathleen Higgins Law offers individualized and personalized attention, and that is affordable to the client's particular needs.

Our Practice Areas

Real Estate, Sales and Purchases of Co-ops, Condos and Houses. For most people, their home represents their largest financial asset. Whether purchasing, selling or refinancing your one, two or multifamily dwelling, coop, condo or commercial property, you need an experienced real estate attorney to represent you in the transaction. Through proper legal counseling, clients are safely guided through the various stages of the transaction. By paying close personal attention to the client's particular needs, every effort is made to ensure a smooth closing.

Brooklyn Heights Brownstone

Brooklyn Heights Brownstone

Real estate transactions and related issues can be complex and risky. If the details are not handled well, there can be problems. Hiring an effective real estate attorney who can help reduce the risks associated with real estate transactions and take care of details is money well spent.

When representing sellers, we work to anticipate any issues that may come up with a potential buyer or the property being sold so that the transaction proceeds smoothly. When representing buyers, we provide a thorough, comprehensive array of services, helping to ensure financing proceeds smoothly, and helping our clients perform appropriate due diligence before going into a contract to pay, to be sure our clients get the property they are paying for.

Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts. An experienced attorney such as Kathleen Higgins can guide you safely through the various stages of estate planning, wills, and trusts. We pay close personal attention to our client's particular needs and every effort is made to ensure proper will and estate planning. One mistake on a will can be very costly. Hiring an effective attorney who can help make sure those mistakes do not happen and see you through the details.

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Lady Justice atop Borough Hall Courthouse

Civil Litigation: Collections, Dispute Resolution. We handle contract disputes: claims and defenses as well as warranty claims and defenses, real estate litigation, insurance coverage disputes, will contests and probate litigation, libel and slander.

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Appellate Division State Supreme Court, Brooklyn Heights

Personal Injury. In the area of personal injury and accidents, the law firm represents individuals who have been injured in automobile, bus, taxi, train and subway accidents. We handle no-fault automobile cases and pedestrian knockdowns. In addition, our firm represents individuals who have been injured in slip, trip and falls, construction, building and work site accidents, premises defects, elevator, escalator and stair accidents, nursing home abuse, animal bites, assault cases, defective and dangerous products, lead poisoning, birth injuries, wrongful death and medical negligence matters.

Civil Rights. In the area of civil rights the law firm represents individuals who have had their rights violated, by police and/or other governmental agencies. Many of our clients were adversely affected by the "stop and frisk" program. Others have faced workplace discrimination and improper arrests.

Brooklyn War Memorial

Brooklyn War Memorial

Kathleen Higgins has significant experience representing Concord Village residents with real estate, probate, estate planning and other matters.


In addition to our practice groups we also can put you in touch with a broad network of professionals, whether it be real estate, matrimony, medical or any number of issues that arise. In the event that other professional skills would benefit your representation LOKH relies on an extensive network of colleagues with areas of expertise other than my own.

Other Legal Practices

  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Complex Commercial Real
    Estate Matters
  • Criminal
  • Elder Law
  • Landlord Tenant Disputes
  • Matrimony
  • Medical Care Providers
  • Real Estate Buyouts
  • Tax

Community Resources

  • Elder Assistance
  • Life Coach
  • Medical Care Providers
    • Mental Health Practitioners
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Post-Surgical Therapy
  • Senior Move Manager
  • Social Workers

Flexible Scheduling in Meeting Places: We can arrange a consultation in a time and place if mutually convenient.

Contact us to...

  • Make an appointment
  • Discuss representation for your legal matters
  • General information on how LOKH may benefit your legal goals
  • Quick overview or preliminary consultation regarding your legal concerns

Please call or email in order to contact us.

Located Downtown Brooklyn in Concord Village, between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges

A Train: High Street / Brooklyn Bridge or Jay St.

F Train: Jay Street

2, 3: Clark Street

4, 5: Borough Hall/Court Street

R Train: Court Street