Associate Kevin Trainer has written an article for the Philadelphia Bar Association’s magazine, The Philadelphia Lawyer, exploring the legacy of the late and great Judge Higginbotham.
Kevin became interested in Judge Higginbotham during his clerkships with the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
“By training a critical eye on Higginbotham, I reveal what I have no desire to conceal. I am consumed by Higginbotham’s story. I want to know more. I’d want to know how, aside from genius and hard work, the Black son of a father laborer and mother domestic rose to the top of the American legal profession. I’d want to know what Higginbotham thought of 2016 or January 6, or of our country’s immense problems more generally. And I want to know, from the great man himself, what I as a young lawyer am meant to do about it.”
Judge Higginbotham was honored at the Philadelphia Bar Association’s quarterly meeting held in July 2022 and a mural at 46th and Chestnut Street was designed through a collaboration between Penn Carey Law, Mural Arts Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Citizen.”