About Our Firm

Higgerty Law is a modern law firm focusing on litigation, particularly for class actions and personal injury claims. We have a strong commitment to justice and care for our clients throughout Canada. 

Meet our team:

Patrick Higgerty QC, Higgerty Law Principal Counsel

Mr. Higgerty is a long time active member of the Alberta Bar, as well as a member of the BC Bar (currently inactive). He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and also has a preceding Bachelor of Arts degree from Carleton University.

Mr. Higgerty’s practice focuses on litigation to champion legal compensation claims of individuals who have been harmed, including in the areas of class action, personal injury, insurance law and general litigation. He has appeared at various times in all levels of Alberta Courts on such matters.

Over the years, Mr. Higgerty has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for many of his clients.

Mr. Higgerty has also served for a number of years as a Justice of the Peace with the Provincial Court of Alberta.

Throughout much of his career, Mr. Higgerty has been an active participant in the governance of various community, nonprofit and governmental organizations focused on peoples' safety and well being.

In recognition of his outstanding accomplishments in his legal practice and for the public, Mr. Higgerty was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2013.

 

Jill Taylor, Lead Claimants Counsel

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Jill worked in Calgary as a nurse in hospitals and in the community for 14 years. 

Jill complete her law degree at the University of Calgary in 1991 and began a career in health law, administrative law, and family law.

In 2009 Jill was appointed a Justice of the Peace where she presided in both traffic court and bail court in the Calgary and Regional Provincial Court of Alberta. She left this role in June 2017 to pursue practice in other areas of interest and spend more time as a volunteer.

Jill has volunteered with the Alberta Health Services Grief Support Program and continues to volunteer with Give Kids the World (in Orlando, Florida). In February 2019 she repelled a 32-story building as a fundraising project for Give Kids the World!

Jill currently holds the position of Chair of the Alberta Review Board. This Board is accountable for individuals in Alberta who have been found “not criminally responsible by reason of a mental disorder” or “unfit to stand trial”.

The balance of her time is focused on representing claimants in the RCMP (non-member) class action. In this class action, Jill is taking on two important roles: legal counsel and supervisor of our claims process. Jill has developed a multi-disciplinary team to support and guide claimants through the claim process using a trauma-informed process.

Jill’s background in nursing affords her the unique ability to understand issues arising from trauma. She takes a holistic approach in assisting clients who have been harmed by physical, emotional, and/or psychological abuse.

Ken Anderson

Ken Anderson is an Associate at Higgerty Law. His broad civil litigation practice includes experience in real estate, construction and commercial contract disputes. Ken has also worked on personal injury cases, condominium law, intellectual property law, employment law and plaintiff-side class action disputes. Prior to joining Higgerty Law in 2017, Ken worked at a national law firm where he was based in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Ken graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School (J.D., 2013), where he was the recipient of the Sir Leonard Outerbridge Scholarship, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Memorial University Newfoundland, where he won the John and Jane Crosbie Scholarship.

He was called to the Bar in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2014 and to the Alberta Bar in 2017.

Beverley Jim

Beverley joined the team at Higgerty Law in 2017, and quickly became an instrumental team member at Higgerty Law. She is an accomplished paralegal who works closely with Mr. Patrick B. Higgerty on legal matters related to personal injury. She is a proud alumni of the University of Calgary and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, specializing in Criminology and with a minor in Economics.

During her time off, Beverley enjoys reading and participating in extra-curricular activities with her 2-year-old daughter.

Cheryll Murphy

Cheryll is a paralegal at Higgerty Law with a focus on litigation and victims of crime matters. After moving to Calgary in 2015 and completing her Paralegal assistant diploma at Reeves College, Cheryll has started working with Higgerty Law in 2018. Prior to moving to Calgary, Cheryll acted as a Detention Officer with the West Yorkshire Police in the United Kingdom for nearly 20 years and has a vast amount of knowledge and experience within the criminal court system.

Outside of work, Cheryll is a busy mom with 3 children and enjoys spending her time with her family. She also enjoys renovating houses and restoring pieces of furniture in her spare time.

Connie Luong

Born and raised in Calgary, Connie is a paralegal and part of the management team at Higgerty Law. She graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society, and has also earned CORES accreditation (levels 1 and 2). Connie is happy to assist clients fluently in both English and Cantonese. Prior to working at Higgerty Law, she volunteered and interned at the Calgary Chinese Community Service Association, a non-profit organization that aims to help bridge the barriers to social services created by language barriers.

In her spare time, Connie enjoys completing puzzles, reading true crime and mystery novels, and eating sweets.

Joey Quan

Joey is an administrative assistant at Higgerty Law. She graduated with a Bachelors of Art at the University of Calgary with a double major in Law and Society, and Sociology - specializing in Criminology. As a recent graduate and new member of the team at Higgerty Law, Joey is primarily involved in Personal Injury Claims and is excited and looking forward to learning more about the legal profession and advancing her career.

Joey enjoys long walks with her dog, Chichi, and can often be found reading during her time off.

Sara Lahlou

Sara is a legal administrative assistant at Higgerty Law. She graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology with a Business Administration Diploma with a focus in Management.  Born and raised in the province of Quebec, Sara is fluent in both French and English, and is happy to assist clients in either language. Sara is thrilled to further develop her skills and bring her entrepreneurial spirit to the firm.

In her spare time, Sara enjoys traveling and trying new types of food around the city.

Syarrah Deckert

Syarrah is a Class Action Paralegal and the Head Claims Administrator at Higgerty Law. After joining Higgerty Law in 2017, she  quickly became an integral part of the team focusing on class action client management and litigation applications. Syarrah attended the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University and also studied in Communications and Public Relations.  She has completed her Professional Legal Training Course for Child View Programming and has experience working in Family Law, Wrongful Death claims, Victims of Crime applications and General Litigation.

Syarrah has a busy home life with her Husband and three children, and enjoys being outdoors and amongst friends and family in her spare time.