J. ZACH HIGGS, JR.
has been practicing law for over 40 years. He earned both, Bachelor of Science (1964) and Juris Doctorate (1967), from the University of Alabama. Admitted to the BAR in 1967.
He is currently a member of Huntsville-Madison County, Federal and American Bar Associations; Alabama State Bar and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; Alabama Trial Lawyers Association (Member: Board of Governors, 1981-1985; Executive Committee 1985); Huntsville-Madison County Trial Lawyers Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; (Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, USAF, 1968- 1970).
He focuses his concentration on Personal Injury Law and General Civil Trial Practice.
JAY. “Bo” EMERSON, JR.
earned his Bachelor of Science from Jacksonville State University (1979) and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama (1982). Admitted to the BAR in 1982.
He is currently a member of Madison County and American Bar Associations; Alabama State Bar, Alabama Trial Lawyers Association.
He focuses his concentration on Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Labor & Employment and General Civil Litigation.
Bo has been married to his wife Rhonda for 41 years. They have four children and seven grandchildren.
Bo is active in the Madison County Community. He has serves as an Elder and Deacon in his church. He is a long-time Board Member of Second Mile.
Amanda L. McCleney
received a Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude, from Troy University (2007), and a Masters of Criminal Justice from Troy University (2009). She earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law (2015). While at law school, Amanda participated in the Community Development Clinic and Mediation Clinic. During the Community Development Clinic, she assisted in the organization of non-profit corporations. As a member of the Mediation Clinic , Amanda mediated a variety of cases in the Tuscaloosa County Domestic Relations Court. By demonstrating a strong commitment to social justice, she earned the Certificate of Public Interest Law. She also received the Dean’s Community Service Award and the 2015 Balch & Bingham L.L.P. Prior to joining Higgs & Emerson, Amanda practiced corporate defense law and consumer bankruptcy. Amanda joined the firm as an associate in 2017.