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John P. Higgins

Member , Indianapolis IN


John P. Higgins

Member , Indianapolis IN

John is a member of Stoll Keenon Ogden. He joined Stoll Keenon Ogden in 2022, as part of the firm’s merger with Katz Korin Cunningham. A member of the Business Services group, John represents clients in all aspects of litigation with a focus on business disputes and construction-related litigation as well as professional liability.

With extensive experience representing contractors, John has successfully litigated construction disagreements ranging from disputes with homeowners to multi-million-dollar lawsuits up and down the owner, contractor, sub-contractor, and surety chain. He provides comprehensive legal services to numerous local, statewide, and regional home improvement service providers including builders, roofing contractors, interior remodelers, damage restoration companies, and bathroom remodelers. John guides his clients through legal compliance issues arising under state construction and consumer protection laws and defends contractors alleged to have violated them.

Construction Law: John advises his clients on the often-perilous relationship between contractors and their customers’ property insurance companies to maximize insurance recoveries available to pay for the contractor’s services without running afoul of the prohibition against public adjusting. He works to streamline the collection process for his clients by formalizing processes at the outset to eliminate common customer defenses in an effort to maximize potential recovery through the mechanic’s lien and collection process.

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.

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 numerous per curiam opinions from the Indiana Supreme Court.


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 2012, J.D., magna cum laude

Wabash College, 2009, B.A., magna cum laude


Admitted In

  • Indiana

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Professional & Community Activities

  • 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


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Construction Law, 2023

  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Litigation – Real Estate, 2024

  • American Bankruptcy Institute’s Medal of Excellence

  • Bingham Award

  • Indiana Law Review, Editor

  • Indiana Lawyer Leadership in Law – “Up and Coming”, 2020

  • Indiana Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2018 – 2020

  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy’s Advanced Trial Advocacy Program


  • The Legal Stuff for Roofing Contractors, One Industry, One Model, Presenter, 2022

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