Juan M. Higuera
Phone: (805) 644-7111
Juan M. Higuera is an associate with Hathaway Perrett Webster Powers Chrisman & Gutierrez.
Juan practices in the areas of criminal defense, education, bankruptcy, and personal injury. Juan is licensed to practice in all California state courts and has represented clients in counties all over the state.
Juan brings with him a diverse background which makes him well-suited as an advocate for the firm’s clients. Prior to joining the Hathaway team, Juan served as a Deputy District Attorney in Ventura County. As a prosecutor, Juan gained a wealth of trial experience and an invaluable insight into how the prosecution will approach a case.
Most recently, Juan practiced as an associate attorney at an insurance defense litigation firm where he specialized in bad faith litigation and personal injury defense. His time in civil litigation allowed Juan to gain a breadth of experience including drafting and arguing a variety of legal motions, taking and defending depositions, and an extensive familiarity with civil discovery.
Juan is also a former teacher and uniquely qualified to represent teachers, administrators, students and parents in matters concerning education law. His time in the classroom familiarizes him to understand many of the education related issues with which the Hathaway Law Firm is confronted.
Juan earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California at Santa Barbara and a teaching credential from California State University at San Bernardino.
Juan received his Juris Doctor from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. During his time at Loyola, Juan was a member of the nationally ranked Byrne Trial Advocacy Team. As a member of the team, Juan earned numerous awards and recognitions including a Best Advocate award after competing against teams from across the nation, a Regional Championship and a Quarter-Finals appearance at the prestigious National Trial Competition.
Juan is a native of Indio, California, but his ties to the Central Coast go back more than a decade. A former resident of Ventura, Juan currently lives in Goleta with his wife.