George Higgins was a public defender and trial lawyer from 1988 to 2016 at the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office in Oakland, California. Prior to that, he served as a Navy Judge Advocate and prosecutor at Treasure Island, California on active duty from 1983 through 1986. He has been a Guest Lecturer in the Trial Skills Program at Stanford Law School since 1997. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.
George has trained as a dramatic improviser since 2007 at Berkeley Rep and Bay Area Thea-ter Sports in San Francisco. He has performed improvisation at the Berkeley Rep perfor-mance lab, at the Bay Area Theater Sports summer intensive, in the short form group Stone Soup and the long-form improvisational troupe the (i)ncidentalists.
George’s book of poems There, There was published in 2013. He has been published in the Best American Poetry annual, was a Holden Fellow in the Warren Wilson College MFA for Writers program. He was also a Cave Canem Fellow.