BIO
Thomas E. Higgins, Esq. is a licensed attorney authorized to practice in Arizona and Federal courts. He is the sole owner of The Law Offices of Thomas Higgins. Mr. Higgins earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1975 and has been practicing in Tucson ever since.  He appears in City Court, Pima County Consolidated Justice Court, Pima County Superior Court, United States Federal District Court, and various courts around the state, including cases outside of Arizona upon motion of the court, specifically California, New Mexico, Colorado, Illinois, Ohio, Maryland, and Florida.  Mr. Higgins has tried hundreds of jury trials, handled numerous appellate cases, and represented scores of individuals in Rule 32 post-conviction relief cases.

EDUCATION
University of Arizona College of Law with Honors, Juris Doctor, 1975

University of Miami, Graduate work, Ocean Engineering, 1969

 

University of Arizona, Bachelors of Science and Graduate work, Geological Engineering, 1968

ASSOCIATIONS
Federal Bar Association, Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Member

Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Member

Arizona State Bar

Arizona State Bar Member Assistance Committee, Chair from 2004 to 2010

Pima County Bar Association, Member



AREAS OF PRACTICE
Criminal Defense

Civil and Criminal Forfeitures

Conviction Set-Asides (previously known as expungement)

Restoration of Rights, including Gun Rights

MAGGIE HIGGINS SCHMIDT

OWNER OF THE HIGGINS LAW GROUP P.L.L.C.

BIO
Maggie Higgins Schmidt, Esq. is a licensed attorney authorized to practice in Arizona and Federal courts. She is the sole owner of The Higgins Law Group P.L.L.C. and is of counsel with The Law Offices of Thomas Higgins for some criminal manners. Mrs. Schmidt has always had a strong desire to practice law, and completed her Bachelors of Science from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo in Business Administration, Business Law, and Psychology.  After graduating, she returned to her Tucson hometown and attended the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law.  She clerked for Magistrate Judge Charles Pyle in United States District Court while attending law school.  She spent one summer working on family law and bankruptcy cases at Southern Arizona Legal Aid.  Throughout the three years of her legal education, she worked as a 38d attorney for victims of domestic violence, children in dependency actions, and individuals needing assistance with marital dissolution and child custody.  She spent over two years as a clerk for the Pima County Public Defender's Office, gaining much experience in all types of criminal defense cases, criminal investigation and appellate issues.  As a 38d attorney, Mrs. Schmidt co-chaired three major felony trials, including a sexual offense case, an armed robbery case, and a six-week long first degree murder trial.

 

She began her own practice in 2010 upon licensure and focused on criminal defense and family law.  Mrs. Schmidt tried several misdemeanor, felony, and family law trials and hearings; including domestic violence, drug offenses, DUIs, dissolution, child custody, and various other types of cases.  Each year, she attends numerous seminars on her practice areas in order to continue learning about the law and stay up to date on helpful case law and procedure changes. Mrs. Schmidt is the sole owner of The Higgins Law Group.  The firm focuses in criminal defense and domestic law, assisting clients in various types of legal disputes. 

EDUCATION
University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law with Honors, Juris Doctor

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Summa Cum Laude, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Law, and Psychology

ASSOCIATIONS
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Past Board Member

American Bar Association

Arizona State Bar

Pima County Bar Association, Member

Pima County Bar Young Lawyer's Division, Member

Federal Bar


AREAS OF PRACTICE
Criminal Defense

Family/Domestic Law

THOMAS HIGGINS

OWNER OF THE LAW OFFICES OF THOMAS HIGGINS