Sean is a Morgantown native but now lives on family property near his parents and two brothers in Preston County, with his wife, Julie, and their five children, Christopher, Chase, Ryan, Nicholas and Corinne. Formerly a professional trumpet player, Sean has also been a lifelong motorcycle rider and enthusiast. Not only has the practice of law given him an opportunity to assist fellow bikers when involved in collisions, Sean was invited to bring his passion and legal abilities to the table in 2004 as one of the founding members of the MountainFest Motorcycle Rally held annually in July in Morgantown, West Virginia, where he was a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee and served as Entertainment Coordinator and General Counsel until 2008. Sean continues to be involved with MountainFest, and routinely volunteers a tremendous amount of his time throughout the community as President-Elect of the Fairmont Rotary Club and Secretary-Treasurer of his local Neighborhood Watch Association. He also routinely performs pro bono work for victims of domestic violence, certain area businesses and municipal public service districts.
Beginning in 1990, Sean attended Fairmont State University (then Fairmont State College), during which time he served as National President of Alpha Phi Sigma, ultimately graduating cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice in 1994. He joined Higinbotham in May 1996 as a student clerk, went on to earn his law degree from the West Virginia University College of Law in 1997 where he was class Vice-President, became an Associate attorney in 1998, and ultimately was invited to become a Partner in the firm in January 2008.
Since becoming a member of the Higinbotham family, Sean has specialized in automobile, motorcycle, commercial vehicle and general traffic liability litigation, as well as general personal injury, premises liability and professional medical negligence. He is also one of three Higinbotham lawyers admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America, and has also appeared before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals of the United States, the Northern and Southern United States District Courts of West Virginia, and the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia, as well as numerous local State courts primarily located in north central West Virginia.
Sean is a member of the Marion County Bar Association, the West Virginia State Bar, the American Bar Association, and the West Virginia Association for Justice, where he has served on its Board of Governors for over ten years. He is also a member of the American Association of Justice, where his continuing legal education involvement and accomplishments have earned him the status of Advocate with its National College of Advocacy.