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Thomas Higgins

Thomas Higgins

Contact the Law of of Thomas C. Higgins, P.C. today at (219)771-2247.
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning, Insurance Defense ...
  • Illinois, Indiana
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Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
John Mario Acosta Jr.
Reviewed by John Mario Acosta Jr. May 18, 2020
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I would recommend Thomas Higgins to my friends and family in need of an attorney with high moral character and willing to listen and work effectively and efficiently to get the best outcome for them as possible.
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Biography

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.

Practice Areas
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Insurance Defense
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    DUI & DWI
    Landlord Tenant
    Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
    Construction Law
    Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Additional Practice Area
  • Corporation & LLC formation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Indiana
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Languages
  • English
Education
The John Marshall Law School
J.D. (1991) | Law
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Professional Associations
Porter County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Indiana State Bar Association  # 15663-45
Member
- Current
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Lake County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Mediation Overview, Young Lawyers Section CLE, Lake County Bar Association - Merrillville, IN
Lake County Bar Association
Mediation Do's and Don'ts & practice tips.
Indiana Mediation: Start-to-Finish, Continuing Legal Education (6.0 CLE), Merrillville, Indiana
National Business Institute
Mediation in Indiana: Keys to Effective Settlement Negotiation, Continuing Legal Education (6.0 CLE), Merrillville, Indiana
National Business Institute
Building Your Civil Trial Skills, Continuing Legal Education (6.0 CLE), Merrillville, Indiana
National Business Institute
Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal with the, Continuing Legal Education (6.0 CLE), Merrillville, Indiana
National Business Institute
This seminar was designed to teach attorneys how to deal with frustrating and all-too-common litigation techniques. Real-world solutions, tips, tactics and information for dealing with "Rambo" litigators.
Certifications
Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU)
Insurance Institute of America
ARM - Associate in Risk Management
Insurance Institute of America
AIT - Associate in Information Technology
Insurance Institue of American
AIM - Associate in Management
Insurance Institute of America
Registered Civil Mediator
Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education
Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Office of Thomas C. Higgins Website
Website
Indiana State Bar Association Profile
Contact & Map
Law Office of Thomas C. Higgins, P.C.
205 E. Jefferson Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Telephone: (219) 771-2247
Cell: (219) 771-2247
Fax: (219) 462-8253
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