Daniel A. Higson is an attorney specializing in bankruptcy cases representing creditors and debtors and practicing law in Ventura County, California for almost 43 years. His practice areas also include Personal Injury, Business Law, Civil Litigation, Estate Planning, Trusts, and Probate. He is a principal with the law firm Hathaway, Perrett, Webster, Powers, Chrisman & Gutierrez.
He is the only Certified Bankruptcy Specialist in Ventura County who has received certification of two boards namely the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and The American Board of Certification. He has filed over 10,000 cases in his career.
He is the past member of the Board of Directors and an active member of the Ventura County Bar Association.
He holds the membership of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the CA Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association, the California State Bar, the California Central District Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys Association, and the United States Supreme Court Bar.
He extensively practices in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of California in the Santa Ana Divisions, San Fernando Valley, Santa Barbara, and Riverside, and received admission to the Supreme Court Bar of the United States in 1983.
He frequently appears before the State Courts as well as District Courts of California and represents clients in the Superior Courts of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura.
He obtained his B.A. Degree from the University of Redlands in 1970. He went on to serve in the United States Army for two years including one year of deployment to Vietnam. After receiving his honorable discharge from the United States Army, he started working as a sales representative for the IBM Corporation.
Daniel Higson simultaneously attended night law school at the University of LaVerne and earned his Juris Doctorate in 1976. He passed the California bar exam in the same year and obtained the license to practice law.
He held key positions with several law firms before joining his current organization as a partner. He is an expert at navigating through the legal process and giving prompt answers to client’s questions.
The State Bar of California first certified him as a Bankruptcy Law Specialist in 2000 and later in 2005, 2010, and 2015. He received the certification as a Bankruptcy Law Specialist from the American Board of Certification in the year 2007 and later in every five years.
Daniel A. Higson lives in Ojai for more than 30 years and is active in the community. He serves on the Board of Elders of the Ojai Presbyterian Church, and as a member of the Ventura Yacht Club.
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