About Bryant & Higby, Chtd.

Bryant, Higby & Barr, has a strong legacy of providing focused legal counsel and rigorous representation in personal injury, civil litigation, real estate and insurance law. After retiring from the U.S. District Court in 1983, the late Judge Lynn C. Higby joined forces with Rowlett W. Bryant, an accomplished Panama City trial attorney, to form the firm. Since 1983, we have earned a reputation as the go-to litigation firm in Panama City.

What We Do

Bryant, Higby & Barr, is well-established as a civil litigation firm. Our lawyers have 100 years of combined experience in real estate, personal injury, municipal liability, insurance law and civil litigation. We represent injured persons, victims and parties in catastrophic accidents. We also represent investors, developers, buyers, sellers and lenders in real estate transactions throughout northwest Florida. Our dedication to building strong cases for trial and our knowledge of the local legal terrain are clear strengths of our criminal defense practice. Moreover, our passion for communication is the foundation for our client service.

An effective trial lawyer is a good communicator, and at any given point of a case we can explain the facts, legal principles and strategies clearly and understandably to clients, opponents, insurers, judges, jurors and appellate panels. An even more effective trial lawyer is one who can leverage rigorous trial preparation into a strong bargaining position that can lead to a favorable outcome at a point well-short of trial.

100 Years Of Combined Experience In The Panhandle

Rowlett Bryant has tried hundreds of complex civil cases. Today, he concentrates primarily on transactional and workout matters. He was the city attorney for Panama City for over 42 years. Clifford Higby is now our firm’s lead trial attorney, and he also serves the profession as Chair of the Trial Lawyers Section of The Florida Bar. Mr. Bryant and Mr. Higby are both AV Preeminent lawyers under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating* system, and Bryant, Higby & Barr, is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for General Practice.

Our lawyers have 100 years of combined experience in the law. Each of our attorneys has deep ties to the community. Mr. Bryant has been a Panama City resident for over 55 years. Cliff Higby, Kevin Barr, and Christopher Barr were all raised in Panama City and have deep ties to the community. We strive to serve our friends and neighbors, as well as visitors to Florida, with sound guidance and aggressive legal advocacy.

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Bryant, Higby & Barr’s willingness and ability to try cases often results in an early settlement that fully achieves our client’s litigation objectives. To learn more about our practice, our experience and our approach to client service, call 850-387-0910, or contact us online to schedule a consultation with an experienced and accomplished attorney.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.