David D. Higgins

Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Lawyers

Of Counsel

Oahu (Honolulu) 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 1800
Honolulu, HI 96813

About David

David Higgins’ practice focuses on real estate litigation, including quiet title, condominium law, and disputes between homeowners’ associations and their members. He has also represented vessel-owner plaintiffs in cases involving the wrongful denial of maritime insurance benefits.  Higgins has a maritime background.  Prior to law school, her served as navigation officer on a US Navy frigate.  After practicing corporate law for a large Boston firm in the 1970s, he and his physician wife and two young children spent five years at sea living on board a gaff schooner in the Pacific. In 1984, he became CEO of a public charity providing primary healthcare services in Micronesia and behavioral healthcare services to adolescents in Hawai`i.  The charity designed and built a 340-ton, square-rigged sailing vessel to support its program work, and Higgins served as the ship’s senior captain and then relief captain until 2002 when he returned to the practice of law.

Practice Areas

Additional Information

Admitted to Practice
  • Hawai`i
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Hawai`i
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts (inactive)
Affiliations
  • Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Kaneohe Bay Regional Council
    • Chair (1997-2001)
  • Marimed Foundation
    • Trustee and Co-Founder
  • Sea Education Association
    • Trustee (2003-2009)
    • Board of Overseers (2003-present)
  • US Olympians Association
    • Rowing (1968)
Education
  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA (J.D., 1976, cum laude), Law Review
  • Harvard College, Cambridge, MA (A.B., 1970, cum laude)
Publications
  • The Application of the Doctrine of Laches in Public Interest Litigation, 56 B.U. Law Rev. 181 (1976)