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John F. Higgins


Current Position

Porter Hedges LLP
1000 Main Street
36th Floor
Houston, TX 77002-6341

Tel: 713-226-6648
Fax: 713-226-6248

Class: XXV (2014)Circuit: Fifth


Louisiana State University, B.S. in Accounting (1980)
University of Houston Law Center, J.D. (1983)

Professional Career

Partner, Porter Hedges LLP (1999-)
Partner, Ware, Snow, Fogel, Jackson & Green, P.C./ John F. Higgins, P.C. (1995-99)
Partner, Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson & Hand (1992-95)
Asociate/Partner, Sheinfeld, Maley & Kay, P.C. (1983-92)


New York Bar Association (2013-)
Commercial Law League of America (1999-)
Turnaround Management Assn.-Houston Chapter, President (2013) (1997-)
American Board of Certification (1992-)
American Bankruptcy Institute (1992-)
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit (1986-)
American Bar Association (1984-)
State Bar of Texas (1983-)
Houston Bar Association (1983-)


"Selected Issues in Oil & Gas Sale Transactions," State Bar of Texas 2011 Speaker/Author
"Mediation: Whe One Judge Is Not Enough," Houston Bar Assn. 2008 Speaker/Author
"Direct Appeals to the Fifth Circuit - A Change to the Bankruptcy Code," Houston Bar Assn. 2008 Speaker/Author
"Gas Sales and Purchase Contracts from a Producer's Perspective," State Bar of Texas 2008 Speaker/Author
"ISDA Master Agreements," State Bar of Texas 2008 Speaker/Author
"Rule 9019: Compromise of Controversies in Bankruptcy," University of Texas School of Law 2007 Speaker/Author


The Legal 500, Corporate Restructuring/Bankruptcy Lawyer (2013)
Best Lawyers 2013 Houston Litigation, Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year" (2013)
SuperLawyers, Business Edition (2013); Corporate Counsel Edition (2009-10)
Top 100 Lawyers Texas (2007, 09)
Texas Who's Who Legal (2007-08)
Top 100 Lawyers Houston (2005-)
The Best Lawyers in America, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtors Rights Law (2004-)
Texas SuperLawyers (2003-)