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John Frank Higgins

Personal injury Attorney at Albuquerque, NM

4.4   9 reviews

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Licensed for 14 years
State NM
Status Active
Acquired 2018
Updated 07/15/2019
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/19/2022

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Higgins Law
925 Luna Circle NW
Albuquerque, NM, 87102

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4.4 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
Posted by Brandon | June 18, 2015
Highly Recommended
I highly recommend Mr. Higgins. He zealously defended my rights, kept me informed at all times, and obtained the results I was hoping for me. Unlike many attorneys, Mr. Higgins was never too busy to take the time and explain the process to me and my options.
Posted by Tim | February 25, 2015
Fantastic Attorney and Even Better Person
I would recommend John Higgins to anyone who needs a true advocate. An attorney who will be there with you through thick and thin. His knowledge of the law is impeccable, and his attention to detail is outstanding. John has represented me on several very difficult cases and he has always exceeded my expectations. I've dealt with many lawyers throughout my career. John Higgins is simply the best!
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2014
EXCEPTIONAL ATTORNEY
Contacted Mr. Higgins for some legal advice regarding some pressing mortgage issues. After doing much research myself and speaking with Mr. Higgins, he was very knowledgeable and I knew he was the right attorney to represent me. The area of law that I needed his council is unchartered waters (which is why I had to selective about my choice of attorney). Fighting the BIG BANKS is no easy task. He did not hesitate to step up for me- which is a quality that we want in an attorney. In the past 2 years. he has kept me well informed, guided me in every step of the legal process, been very fair and has been found to be very trustworthy. He continues to be tenacious in assisting me and I am very satisfied with his council as he continues to represent me. I would highly recommend Mr. Higgins. He is an exceptional attorney.
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Posted by JJG | April 7, 2012
Gerry Spence style Attorney
I hired John F. Higgins to draft and negotiate contracts for a reality TV venture. Mr. Higgins is a perspicatious attorney with a fervent grasp of the law and an eye for detail. He took a consientious approach to fully understanding all aspects of the deal, and delivered a comprehensive document. During negotiations he demonstrated highly developed communication skills and represented my position with compassion and integrity. I will be seeking Mr. Higgins council for future business transactions, or to act as a personal advocate.
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2012
A Believer
My prior experience has lead me to believe that all lawyers were lying men in nice suits, indolent and indifferent to the details of one's case. It was because of John Higgins that my view has changed. A man of good character was and is a priority in determining who will represent me in trial. With that being said, I highly recommend John and I will continue to recommend him to others.
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Posted by David Scates MD | January 11, 2012
Excellent attorney
I am a physician and needed specialized employment conttacts reviewed and new contracts drafted. Mr. Higgins was very efficient in ascertaining what I needed and then quickly produced documents that have served me well for two years. I have dealt with many attorneys over the years and would rate Mr. Higgins at the top. I recommend without reservations.
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2011
Exceptional Attorney
I retained John Higgins after I gave someone a damage deposit, but the person ended up being a scam artist. The scam extended to a lot of different people and condos in Nashville. I went to the police, worked with a detective, and the district attorney, but no one was able to help me. It was a large sum of money and I was desperate to get my money back. John Higgins took my case and through his hard work and relentless determination was able to get my money back. I was the only person involved in the scam that was able to get my money back, and I credit John Higgins. He was able to help me when no one else could. He is a great attorney and I would definately recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2012
THANKFUL FOR THE TIME
Mr. Higgins fought for me in a child custody case at first i felt i was loosing because i ended up paying child support and my arrtears were and still are in the thousands.However we were battling against ghetto trash ROBERT BARLOW but Mr. Higgins refused to stoop to his level he was calm creative and at times down right funny but in the end i didnt win custody but i did recieve more time with my daughter and thats a step.Iwas alittle saddened when he ended our contract but hey all angels have to say their goodbyes. THANKS JOHN!
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Posted by melton | January 11, 2012
a sad excuse
john higgins was already representing one person in an automobile accident were there was an off duty police detective involved in this wreck and the report was falsified. john had called me and i was told he was legally able to do this, he wanted to represent me.i did not know any better so i let him represent me. after several of his actions didnt seem right to me, i started contacting other lawyers to verify my thoughts and turned out i was correct. after higgins found out i contacted someone else, he became upset with me. later that day he ended the contract with me. higgins still has some of my paper work that he refuses to return to me. he has told me that i never gave him the originals when i know i did. higgins has also lied to me on a few different occasions. i know i cant make him change, but hopefully i can keep some people from being done wrong any further.
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Response from John Higgins January 12, 2012
Melton came in to my office and was referred to me by someone who was involved in a car accident. It was explained to Melton that I would investigate his claim. I had Melton sign informed consent in writting which stated specifically that there could be a confict of interest by my representation, but that he was willing to waive that. Melton's behavior became bizarre, and was troubling. He became very abusive to me and my staff verbally, and made threats. I determined that I was not able to perform my duties for him. I had Melton come to my office to retrieve his original documents. I also had him sign a release, which he read, stating that he received the paper work in question. This clients review should be disregarded as untrue. I kept a close paper trail on Melton because his behavior made me and my staff anxious, and we felt that he could pose a threat to our safety. I did everything ethically, and by the book. It is unfortunate that he has made this claim, and used this forum to try to make me look as though I acted improper, when I did not.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Higgins Law
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Higgins Firm
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Extern
  • Legal Aid Of Central Michigan
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Contracts Coordinator
  • Oracle Corporation
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Intern
  • United States Department Of Veterans Affairs Washington D.C.
  • 1998 - 1998
  • Clerk
  • Higgins Mescall and Lee
  • 1992 - 2000
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Education

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Grad II
  • 2013
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Grad I
  • 2012
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Self Knowledge
  • 2011
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of New Mexico
  • BBA- Bachelors in Business Administration
  • 2000
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Legal Cases

  • Federal National Mortgage Association v. Arnold Emmitt Quarles
  • reversed in favor of Mr. Quarles
  • Chapman vs Bank of America
  • Pending
  • Higgins vs. Pinnical Bank
  • Pending

Associations

  • United States District Court New Mexico
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • New Mexico State Bar
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States Federal District Court for the Western District of Tennessee
  • Licensed
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States Federal Court for the Eastern Distric of Tennessee
  • Licensed to Practice
  • 2012 - Present
  • United State District Court for the Sixth Circuit
  • Licensed to Practice
  • 2012 - Present
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Trial Lawyer
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • Licensed to Practice
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Nashville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Trial Lawyers Grad II
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2013
  • Trial Lawyers College Grad I
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2012
  • F-Warrior
  • Gerry spence trial lawyers college
  • 2011
  • National President of the Year
  • Kappa Sigma
  • 1999
  • Homecoming King
  • University of New Mexico
  • 1998
  • IFC Man of the Year
  • University of New Mexico
  • 1998
  • Man of the Year
  • Kappa Sigma
  • 1998
  • Community Service Award IFC
  • Universtiy of New Mexico
  • 1998
  • Whose who
  • American Colleges and Universities
  • 1998
  • Scholarship Leadership Award
  • Kappa Sigma
  • 1997
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Publications

  • The Warrior
  • Mortgage Backed Securities- Article Arnold the Pig
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Conclave
  • Risk Management
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (16)
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Friend
"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."
Foreclosure Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this knowledgeable and skilled attorney who has an impeccable reputation for civil litigation in Nashville."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Higgins is an exemplary attorney who I would recommend to everyone and anyone. Hiring him might very well be the best decision that you have ever made. His answers on Avvo are perfect. I have practiced for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and private attorney and he is one of the best I have encountered."
Foreclosure Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would certainly endorse Mr. Higgins. He takes on the giant banks in foreclosure actions with a passion few attorneys can muster when facing such a daunting opponent."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I met John this summer at The Trial Lawyers College that was founded by Gerry Spence. I found John's work ethic and his compassion to his clients are amazing . The trial skills that John developed at the college will serve any of his clients well. Any lawyer that is willing to spend three weeks working on their trial skills is worth consulting about their legal problem."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Higgins exudes creativity and combines it with a great attention to detail, leaving no stone untouched. You need a lawyer like him to take on your challenges."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I met John at Trial Lawyers College and am impressed with his insight, creativity and most of all sensitivity to people he is in contact with. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend John highly. He's an intelligent and aggressive attorney, who's impressed me greatly. He goes above and beyond for his clients, and achieves excellent results."
Foreclosure Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Higgins is an exceptionally gifted and talented lawyer. His wit and processing speed are equal to none. Combine that with his talent for understanding people and you have a winning combination."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a lawyer who really gets to know his clients and thus finds out the best way to represent them. He is a skilled trial lawyer who knows how to think outside the box. The Nashville community is lucky to have him and I endorse him without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Other
"I had the opportunity to work with John this summer and endorse him without hesitation. He is a truly gifted and dedicated lawyer who is an asset to the profession and his community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is one of the smartest Attorneys I have ever met. I was lucky enough to meet and work with John at the Trial Lawyers College."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the privilege of working with John during an intensive three week Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming recently. John is a compassionate and caring individual that also has outstanding trial skills . I highly recommend John for any of litigation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the opportunity to meet Attorney John Higgins while at a three week trial lawyer college. John's passion for his clients is second to none. I had the opportunity to see him in action numerous times and found him nothing short of inspiring."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. I attended Spence Trial Lawyer's College with John in Dubois, Wyoming for three weeks. During the College, I witnessed John's trial strategies. John is a terrific trial attorney, who gives his all on the matters he tackles. If you are seeking an attorney to assist you with your legal matter, I highly recommend John."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I whole-heartedly endorse this lawyer. John not only possesses the education and skill to provide you with excellent representation, he is a caring and compassionate human being. I would not hesitate to hire John to represent me, should I ever need legal help. As a graduate of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College he has been trained in some of the most creative and innovative methods in trial preparation and jury presentation by the most gifted nationally recognized trial attorneys in the nation."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is my Nashville lawyer. John cares about his clients, which is very important to me."
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Albuquerque Personal injury Lawyer John Frank Higgins
John Frank Higgins
Personal injury Attorney
Albuquerque, NM
Licensed for 14 years