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About me

I know from experience that I can't change the system, but I know that there is no other option than giving things your best. By giving my personal best to helping one person, one case at a time, I have found that there is hope. 

I practice several different types of law, but I have had the most success helping people who face the toughest problems: people facing home foreclosures, those whose civil rights have been violated, people with injuries with no one else to turn to, and people whose jobs depend on their sucess with the legal system. I cannot, and do not promise a result, but will give my all to helping my clients that are in need to improve their situation. 


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 30%
    9 years
  2. Foreclosure: 30%
    9 years
  3. Employment: 20%
    1 year
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%
  5. Divorce: 10%
    1 year



Contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

22 total 

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  • Randall E. Hart

    I endorse this lawyer. I've seen John in action. I don't think there's anything that John can't tackle. He knows how to effectively communicate with a jury, and recognizes the value of hard work and preparation.


    Randall Hart Medical malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Matthew E. Wright

    John exhibits all the qualities one would want when looking for an attorney. First, he cares about his clients. Second, he puts his clients' interest ahead of his own agenda. Third, he will stand up for what is right even if the case appears not winnable.


    Matthew Wright Trucking accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

1230 Second Avenue South.
Nashville, TN, 37210


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2016
Trial Lawyers Grad IIGerry Spence Trial Lawyers College2013
Trial Lawyers College Grad IGerry Spence Trial Lawyers College2012
F-WarriorGerry spence trial lawyers college2011
National President of the YearKappa Sigma1999
Man of the YearKappa Sigma1998
Community Service Award IFCUniverstiy of New Mexico1998
Whose whoAmerican Colleges and Universities1998
IFC Man of the YearUniversity of New Mexico1998
Homecoming KingUniversity of New Mexico1998
Scholarship Leadership AwardKappa Sigma1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of John Frank Higgins2011 - Present
AttorneyThe Higgins Firm2008 - 2011
ExternLegal Aid Of Central Michigan2007 - 2007
Contracts CoordinatorOracle Corporation2000 - 2002
InternUnited States Department Of Veterans Affairs Washington D.C.1998 - 1998
ClerkHiggins Mescall and Lee1992 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tennessee Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Tennessee Association for JusticeMember2015 - Present
United States Federal District Court for the Western District of TennesseeLicensed2013 - Present
United States Federal Court for the Eastern Distric of TennesseeLicensed to Practice2012 - Present
United State District Court for the Sixth CircuitLicensed to Practice2012 - Present
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial Lawyer2011 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of TennesseeLicensed to Practice2009 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Nashville Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Chapman vs Bank of AmericaPending
Higgins vs. Pinnical BankPending
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Publication nameTitleDate
The WarriorMortgage Backed Securities- Article Arnold the Pig2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial LawyerGrad II2013
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial LawyerGrad I2012
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial LawyerSelf Knowledge2011
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of New MexicoManagementOther - Bachelors2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ConclaveRisk Management1998