The HCC Advantage

Proven value, extraordinary results. HCC understands that the legal market is a competitive environment. We have grown in this challenging environment by understanding that today’s sophisticated consumer of legal services is looking for value from its providers. In order to meet these demands, HCC has invested heavily in state of the art technology in order to achieve an efficiency which allows it to offer top notch legal representation at competitive rates.

The attorneys at Higgins, Cavanagh & Cooney approach every challenge confronting our clients with the single-minded determination of gaining the advantage at every level of the adversarial process. The cumulative effect of this focused resolve is consistently outstanding results achieved at reasonable cost.

HCC’s more than seventy years of experience provides it with an unparalleled depth of knowledge and breadth of resources which result in the highest levels of practice and professionalism. This depth of knowledge and experience allows HCC to provide its clients with common sense, cost-effective solutions to many of the individual and business challenges that confront them on a daily basis.

Our Philosophy

For more than 70 years, HCC has committed to providing its clients with proven value and extraordinary results. With approximately 20 attorneys working in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, HCC is recognized as a leading litigation firm. The firm works with its clients in diverse practice areas including business and corporate litigation, construction, employment and labor law, environmental and toxic injury, family law, insurance, negligence and premises liability, product liability, professional liability, transportation and workers’ compensation. In addition, HCC provides its corporate and individual clients with business advice and counseling regarding Medicare compliance, real estate issues and trusts and estates.

HCC understands that in order to achieve extraordinary results, it must fully understand the client’s goals. Such an understanding requires a high level of communication. Once the goal is set, a plan is developed with input from the client and executed with the highest degree of diligence.
HCC is committed to advancing its clients’ positions in all areas of its practice. As a result, attorneys in the firm are members of Defense Research Institute, The Product Liability Advisory Council, Defense Counsel of Rhode Island, The National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association and the Estate Planning Council of Rhode Island.

HCC is also a member of the prestigious ALFA International. ALFA International is a global legal network founded in 1980. ALFA is comprised of 145 member firms including 80 U.S. firms and 65 firms in Canada, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Africa. As a result, HCC can offer its clients truly global representation whenever and wherever the need exists.

In addition to litigation and counseling services, HCC advises clients on an array of issues including document retention, electronic discovery, and recalls. In addition, attorneys at HCC are noted speakers who are called upon to present seminars on topics relevant to their areas of practice to other attorneys. HCC also provides in-house education to its clients in substantive areas of law applicable to the clients’ needs.

Our History

Higgins, Cavanagh & Cooney, LLP was established in 1951 as a general practice law firm

Since that time, HCC has developed a broad range of practices while focusing on all phases of civil litigation. Over the years, we have utilized our extensive participation in national organizations devoted to our areas of practice and substantial investments in technology to stay in front of the curve in all our substantive practice areas.