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Mary Frances Higdon

Mary Frances Higdon

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Wills & Living Wills, Estate Planning

About Me

Ms. Higdon is licensed to practice law in both Illinois and Indiana.  She has a passion for, and experience primarily in Criminal Law, but is well versed in Estate Planning.

Her legal experience includes work as a Public Defender in Southern Illinois, an Associate in a private firm in Southern Indiana, and as a Deputy Prosecutor in Monroe County, Indiana.




Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    9 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
  3. Estate Planning: 5%
    9 years
  4. Wills & Living Wills: 5%
    9 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Travis Ashley Newton

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Travis Newton DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Peter McKillop Merrigan

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Peter Merrigan Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Higdon Law

612 W. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN, 47404



INActive In Good Standing200908/04/2015
ILVoluntarily Inactive200608/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Public Interest AwardSouthern Illinois University2005
ScholarshipEqual Justice Works2004

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerHigdon Law2011 - Present
Deputy ProsecutorMonroe County Prosecutor's Office2010 - 2011
Associate AttorneyYoungcourt Law2008 - 2010
Deputy Public DefenderJackson Co. Public Defender's Ofc2006 - 2008
Legal InternElder Law Clinic2005 - 2006
Legal InternJackson County Public Defender's Office2003 - 2004
Bureau Chief - Victim's AssistanceMaricopa Country Attorney's Ofc1999 - 2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Indiana University Alumni AssociationMember2014 - Present
Indiana Public Defender CouncilMember2011 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
Monroe County Bar AssociationBoard Member2011 - Present
Indiana State Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Equal Justice WorksPresident2004 - 2005
Honor Society of Phi Kappa PhiMember2001 - Present
Honor Society of Pi Alpha AlphaMember2001 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
St. v. EnlowB felony charge - Dismissed
St. v. ToddA felony charge - Dismissed
St. v. JonesA felony Charge, Dismissed

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Illinois University School of LawLawJuris Doctorate2006
Arizona State UniversityPublic AdministrationMasters2001
Indiana University-BloomingtonSociologyBachelors1994