Unimpeachable Real Estate Experts

Opine's Administrative Support Team

Cathleen Higgins, Director

Cathleen Higgins, B.A. is the administrative backbone of Opine Experts. Cathleen is a native Californian who obtained her B.A. from California State University, Chico. She holds both PHR and SHRM-CP Certifications in Human Resources and a California real estate sales license. She orchestrates Opine's marketing by using her A.A. Degree in Design from Art Institute, Seattle. Cathleen has over twenty years real estate experience and can provide customized search services for Opine's clients.

John Patrick Higgins, Sales and Client Services

Patrick Higgins brings a fresh perspective to Opine with his over 20 years experience in client services and sales. Patrick obtained a B.A. in marketing from City University, Seattle and served in the Navy as fire-rescue.

William Lightner, Principal

William Lightner, co-founded Opine Experts. He obtained his B.A. at the University of San Francisco and his J.D. at University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Merrie Turner Lightner, Esq., Principal

Merrie Turner Lightner, Esq. co-founded Opine Experts. A licensed attorney and real estate broker, she has twenty years’ experience as a forensic expert and a dozen years as a Rent Board Commissioner. She taught real estate management skills for several years. She mediates fee disputes for the San Francisco Bar Association. She obtained her B.A. at Pomona College and her J.D. at University of California, Davis, School of Law.