Stephanie M. Higginbotham


A forward-thinking CPA with over 20 years of professional experience, Stephanie is the managing parter of the Lafayette branch.  She exemplifies Darnall, Sikes & Frederick’s philosophy of building lasting client relationships through personalized customer service. Stephanie serves on the Tax Committee, Management Advisory Committee and Financial Services Committee.

A Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette) with a Bachelor of Science degree, Stephanie consistently offers her clients top-notch business consulting and tax planning services. Stephanie’s licenses and memberships include:

  • A member of the AICPA, the SLCPA, the Consulting Services Section and Information Technology Section of the AICPA, and the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees.
  • A licensed financial advisor who has earned the NASD Series 7 and NASAA series 66 certifications, Stephanie is also a registered representative of 1st Global Capital Corporation.*

Stephanie strives to build client relationships which last through the lifespan of a business, from locating start-up financing through the sale of the company. She has extensive experience advising closely held companies in areas of taxation, management and restructuring.

*Securities offered through 1st Global Capital Corp, Member FINRA/SIPC.  Investment Advisory services offered through 1st Global Advisors, Inc.  Registered representatives may only conduct business with residents of the states in which they are properly registered.  This is not an offer to sell securities in any other jurisdiction.



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Established in 1950, Darnall, Sikes & Frederick is a Louisiana based CPA firm with offices presently located in Lafayette, Eunice, Morgan City and Abbeville, Louisiana.

The partners in the firm, a progressive group in tune with today's needs, are dedicated to providing quality services that keep pace with a rapidly changing society and business environment. Today, the public and private sector and individuals must deal with changes resulting from constant technological advances and the globalization of the marketplace. The firm is committed to providing cutting-edge services that allow clients not only to adjust to the ongoing changes, but also to achieve financial benefit from them.