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Thomas Christopher Higgins

Mediation Attorney at Valparaiso, IN

5.0   1 review

also known as Tom Higgins

  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 31 years
    Indiana - IN 32 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1992
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1991
    Active in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Thomas

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I am a Registered Civil Mediator and civil litigation trial attorney licensed in Illinois and Indiana with first chair jury trial experience as in-house counsel to three major insurance carriers. For over 29 years, I have served as the attorney or managing attorney for hundreds of insurance defense cases, which often involve personal injury, auto/trucking accidents, premises liability (dog bites, slips & falls, etc.),and construction. I am known for ethically and aggressively representing clients, as well as a proven and excellent communicator highly skilled in negotiating, conflict resolution, and client relationship development. You will find I am able to handle high exposure cases from inception to verdict, including jury trials, bench trials, discovery and investigations. I additionally hold the following designations by the Insurance Institute of America:

CPCU - Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter 2003
ARM - Associate in Risk Management 2004
AIT - Associate in Information Technology 2003
AIM - Associate in Management 2002

I also have a vast amount of experience working with individual and corporate clients through my work in small and large private firms in both Indiana and Illinois (Downtown Chicago). I am proud to have opened my own law office recently in Valparaiso, IN where I continue to offer litigation, Mediation, & Arbitration services, as well as general legal counsel for a variety of legal areas, such as Wills, Probate, Collections, Real Estate, and Personal Injury.

My goal is to provide superior service to my clients, with an emphasis on building trust and long-lasting relationships for many years to come. I value your business and your referrals to family, friends and colleagues. I believe my clients find that they are treated with respect and empathy. I look forward to serving you.

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Law Office of Thomas C. Higgins, P.C.
205 E. Jefferson Street
Valparaiso, IN, 46383


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Posted by Todd | July 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, and accomodating
During the time that I have retained Mr. Higgins, he has made himself available to me during times that most would not. Mr. Higgins demeanor is friendly and professional. Mr. Higgins assisted my company with an S-Corp, and everything that comes with a new business. He understands the complex issues that are associated with all of this, even though at times we did not, and was able to explain the process. With dealing with Mr. Higgins, the overall experience was good, and hearing of other stories he has had with past clients, you will not find another attorney like him.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Law Office of Thomas C.Higgins, P.C.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Krieg De Vault, LLP
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Koransky, Bouwer & Poracky
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Morse, Bolduc & Dinos
  • 2011 - 2012
  • President
  • Law Office of Thomas C. Higgins
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Resident/Managing Attorney
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Senior Staff Attorney
  • State Farm Insurance Claims Litigation Counsel
  • 1995 - 2004
  • Staff Attorney
  • Allstate Insurance Co. Staff Counsel
  • 1992 - 1995
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  • Indiana University-Northwest
  • BS,
  • 1986
  • Purdue University Calumet
  • 1983
  • John Marshall Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A


  • Porter County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Young Lawyers Section CLE
  • Mediation
  • 2019
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Indiana Mediation: Start-to-Finish
  • 2015
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Mediation in Indiana: Keys to Effective Settlement Negotiation
  • 2014
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Building Your Civil Trial Skills
  • 2011
  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Dirty Litigation Tactics:How to Deal with the Rambo Litigator
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Mediation Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tom is great mediator and a great lawyer. He has diverse knowledge in many areas of law. As a mediator, Tom is able to provide the necessary viewpoints that both Plaintiff and Defendant must consider prior to trial. Tom is held in high regard by the entire legal community including opposing counsel. If you have not used his as mediator, I strongly suggest that you consider naming Tom as a mediator in your next case."
Mediation Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Higgins is a great mediator and handles all his practice areas to include mediation with integrity and with the utmost respect for opposing counsel and the clients needs."
Mediation Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer does an excellent job as a mediator. Works tirelessly to help get a case amicably resolved. Can’t praise him enough Bob Montgomery"
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Valparaiso Mediation Lawyer Thomas Christopher Higgins
Thomas Christopher Higgins
Mediation Attorney
Valparaiso, IN
Licensed for 32 years
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