Horan, Wallace & Higgins

For over forty years, our attorneys have proudly served our clients and our island community.  We have developed a statewide reputation in state and federal civil, administrative and criminal litigation. While skill and experience contributes to our success, our ability to relate to our clients and provide legal advice tailored to their specific goals and objectives has helped us produce consistently successful outcomes.

We regularly represent clients in complex business law, land use and construction, probate and family law, personal injury and criminal law matters. In addition, we are widely recognized for maritime law. We have successfully litigated marine salvage actions involving the wreck sites of the 1622 Spanish Galleons found by the treasure salvor Mel Fisher, 1715 Plate Fleet, the 1784 Brigantine of War El Cazador, the 1857 Steamship SS Central America, RMS Titanic, and other historic vessels and aircraft. David Paul Horan is one of the nation’s foremost legal authorities on marine salvage law.

Our attorneys have extensive connections within the state bar and our community. Both David Paul Horan and Cara Higgins are former presidents of the Greater Key West Chamber of Commerce.  Cara Higgins is a past president of the Monroe County Bar Association and currently serves as a Director for both the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority and the Lower Florida Keys Hospital District. Our associates are actively involved in the Key West Business Guild, Military Affairs Committee and Take Stock in Children. We regularly provide pro bono representation to community boards, schools and organizations.  We know our local community.

Our firm is a full service firm dedicated to helping our clients.