Richard Higgins is an estate-planning attorney in his firm, Higgins Estate Law, PLLC, which he opened after graduating from William Mitchell College of Law. He attended the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, and earned a B.A. in history from Cornell University and an M.A. in teaching from the University of St. Thomas. He has taught social studies and coached football and boys' lacrosse at Benilde-St. Margaret's School. He serves as board president for Gracie's Room, a nonprofit that designs rooms for children with life-threatening and chronic illnesses. Rich and his wife, Carrie, have two children, Aiden ’20 and Mackenzie ’24, and live in Minneapolis. He is an avid telemark skier and enjoys hiking mountains whenever the opportunity arises.