Title: Lawyer (Retired)
Location: Brush, Colorado, United States
Jacquelyn Higinbotham, Lawyer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nonprofit legal aid services.
Ms. Higinbotham graduated from college with a journalism degree and found it difficult to find a job in the field. She had a minor in political science and turned to the see what her peers in the department were planning with their own careers. Many responded they were headed to law school, prompting Ms. Higinbotham to examine and pursue the field herself. After earning an AA from Northeastern Junior College in 1972 and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Colorado in 1974, she received a JD from the University of Colorado in 1978. A year later, she began working for Colorado Legal Services, remaining at this firm until 2003.
After several decades with the Colorado Legal Services, Ms. Higinbotham spent a year as the assistant director of the Caring Ministries of Morgan County. From 2004 to 2007, she supplied her skills and experience as a legal assistant with the Department of Corrections. In 2007, Ms. Higinbotham joined the Weld County Department of Human Services as a legal tech manager. She became the contract coordinator of the department in 2014, and remained in this position until her well-earned retirement in 2018. One of the highlights of her career was working on a federal court case that required a new detention center to be built in Clayton County because the old one was falling apart and people’s rights were being violated. She received a 10-Year Service Plaque and a Weld County Award for service to the poor from the Colorado Bar Association.
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