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Ashley N. Higginson

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+1.517.374.6304
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Education

Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., cum laude

Princeton University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. District Courts

  • Western District of Michigan 
  • District of New Jersey

Languages

Ashley Higginson's practice focuses on employment and labor issues, with particular experience in K-12 and higher education matters.

Ashley’s practice concentrates on discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, failure to accommodate and other employment-related claims, EEOC and MDCR complaints, and wage-and-hour disputes. Ashley frequently counsels education clients on matters related to Title IX, FOIA, the Open Meetings Act, FERPA, and other matters. She also possesses significant investigation experience.     

Honors

Middle distance runner: U.S. Olympic Alternate, Pan-American & NACAC Gold Medalist, 3-time Collegiate All-American, 5-time National Champion

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

United Stated Track and Field Association, Serve on Legal Committee at the Selection of USTAF President, 2021-2024

Greater Lansing Society of Human Resource Management, Board Member & Legislative Director

AthleteBiz, Board Member

Covenant House, Board Member

Teaching

Seton Hall Law School, guest lecturer

Speeches

"Are You My Employee? How to Avoid Expensive Wage and Hour Mistakes, and Properly Categorize Your Workforce," Michigan Chamber of Commerce webinar, July 14, 2021

"HIPAA, FERPA & Privacy in the COVID Era," Co-presenter with Samantha Kopacz, Michigan School Business Officials 2021 Annual Conference

"Working in a COVID-19 World," Michigan School Business Officials 2021 Annual Conference

"Anti-discrimination Laws in a COVID-19 World: What Employers Need to Know About ADA, Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws," Michigan Chamber of Commerce webinar, Sept. 17, 2020

Publications

"Abbott Gets an F; Courts Can Provide Extra Credit," 16 Rutgers Race & L. Rev. 289 (2015)

Articles