John P. Higgins

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John represents clients in all aspects of litigation with a focus on business disputes and construction related litigation as well as professional liability.

Outside of the practice of law, he’s an entrepreneur and founded a sports equipment design and manufacturing company. John invented a number of products and has numerous patents ranging from electronic control mechanisms to wireless communication technologies.

John is a regular presenter at continuing legal education seminars on attorney ethics. He is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association Legal Ethics Committee and the Indiana Board of Law Examiner's Committee on Character and Fitness.

Focus Areas

Education

Wabash College

Degree:

B.A., economics, minor in English

Honors:

Indiana University

Degree:

J.D.

Honors:

Experience

Prior to joining Katz Korin Cunningham, John represented the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission where his practice was focused on trust account mismanagement and financial related misconduct. He was responsible for screenings, audits, prosecutions, and appeals of trust account matters before the Indiana Supreme Court. In addition, he regularly handled the investigation, prosecution and appeal of misconduct cases arising from bankruptcy, probate, receivership and other business-related matters. John’s practice has resulted in dozens of reported cases, including a number of per curiam opinions from the Indiana Supreme Court.

Honors

  • Graduate, National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s Advanced Trial Advocacy Program
  • Editor, Indiana Law Review
  • Recipient of Bingham Award
  • Recipient of American Bankruptcy Institute’s Medal of Excellence
  • Indiana Super Lawyers® Rising Stars 2018, 2019

Admitted to Bar

  • Indiana

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Legal Organizations

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association Legal Ethics Committee
  • Indiana State Bar Association Attorney Fee Dispute Committee
  • Board of Law Examiners Committee on Character and Fitness

Speaking and Publications

  • Applied Professionalism Seminar — October 2018, October 2019
  • Indiana Employment Law — August 2018
  • Trust Accounts and Trust Violations — March 2018
  • Advanced Issues in Real Estate — December 2017, December 2018, December 2019
  • Applied Professionalism Seminar — December 2017
  • Update in New Trust Account Rules — November 2017
  • Practicing Law in Indiana: Ethics/Stay Up-to-Date with Current Rules — October 2017
  • ISBA Annual Meeting — September 2017
  • Application of Technology to the Practice of Law; Past, Present and Future — May 2017
  • New Trust Accounts Made Easy — March 2017
  • Update in New Trust Account Rules — February 2017
  • Advanced Issues in Real Estate Law — December 2016
  • Practicing Law in Indiana; Ethics — November 2016
  • NIPA’s Spring Seminar — April 2016