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Mary Frances Higdon

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


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    10 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jacob Yates Moore

    I endorse this lawyer. Mary is very competent and hard working. You can tell her concern for her clients' best interests is sincere.


    Jacob Moore Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Travis Ashley Newton

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    Travis Newton DUI & DWI Attorney
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Contact info

Higdon Law

612 W. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN, 47404


INActive In Good Standing200901/08/2016
ILVoluntarily Inactive200611/12/2015
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 LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Arizona State UniversityPublic AdministrationMasters2001
Indiana University-BloomingtonSociologyOther - Bachelors1994