George Higgins worked as a trial lawyer at the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office for 28 years. Prior to that, he served on active duty as a Judge Advocate and prosecutor at the Naval Legal Service Office, San Francisco for close to four years. After leaving practice, he was appointed the Distinguished Practitioner in Residence at Cornell Law School. At Cornell he developed a class in Improv, Storytelling and Trial Advocacy. He has been a guest lecturer in the Trial Skills Program at Stanford Law School since 1997. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.
While in the midst of a busy practice, George trained as a dramatic improviser, beginning in 2007, at Berkeley Rep and BATS Improv in San Francisco. He performed as a cast member in the Berkeley Rep performance lab, Stone Soup Improv and the (I)ncidentalists. George published a book of poems, There, There, and his work has appeared in the Best American Poetry annual.
JD, University of Michigan Law School (1980)
BA, University of Utah (1977)
MFA, Warren Wilson College (2002)