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Kent Higgins

  • Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, Probate...
  • Idaho, Utah
Claimed Lawyer Profile

A personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney, Kent A. Higgins is part of the law firm of Merrill & Merrill. Representing clients in Eastern Idaho, he is admitted to practice in state courts in Utah and Idaho. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Tax Court, the United States Court of Federal Claims, several U.S. Courts of Appeals and the Ute Indian Tribal Court of the Uintah & Ouray Reservation.

Mr. Higgins has over 36 years of experience protecting the rights of the average worker and the injured. In 1979, he graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, then earned his Juris Doctor from Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School. A talented author, Mr. Higgins has published nine articles in the Advocate and regularly lectures on legal topics. He has designed a probate plan for under-served clientele.

Mr. Higgins is the former president of the Idaho State Bar Board of Commissioners and served a Commissioner for three years. He is also past president of the Idaho Sixth District Bar Association, and he is a former legislator for the Idaho State House of Representatives.  He has handled some of Idaho’s largest settlements approved by the Idaho Industrial Commission. 

Mr. Higgins represents the City of Inkom, the City of Bancroft and the City of Rockland. He speaks Japanese. His community service and pro bono activity includes membership chairman duties for the Rotary International and membership in the Pocatello Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce. 

Brigham Young University
J.D. (1982) | Law
Honors: Author and Editor, Journal of Legal Studies
Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University
B.A. (1979) | Political Science, English
Activities: Instructor, Athletics Department
Professional Experience
President of the Board of Commissioners
Idaho State Bar
Idaho State Bar
Idaho Sixth Judicial District Bar Association
Pocatello Estate Planning Council
House of Representatives
Idaho State Legislature
Articles & Publications
A Fond Farewell and Other Lingering Thoughts; ADVOCATE, Vol 61, No. 6/7, June / July 2018
Idaho State Bar
If You Can't Take the Heat . . . Really?; ADVOCATE, Vol 61, No. 5 May 2018
Idaho State Bar
What is Justice: Substance, Process, or Ideal; ADVOCATE, Vol 61, No. 3/4, March/April 2018
Idaho State Bar
The Spinning Jenny and a Tale of Fear; ADVOCATE, Vol 61, No. 2, February 2018
Idaho State Bar
What We Have Discovered; ADVOCATE, Vol 61, No. 1, January 2018
Idaho State Bar
Cases Worth Singing About: A Few of My Favorite Things; ADVOCATE, Vol 60, No. 11/12, November / December 2017
Idaho State Bar
The Role of Law in Our Country's Everyday Success; ADVOCATE, Vol 60, No. 10, October 2017
Idaho State Bar
What do Farmers Know? Lawyer Lessons From the Field; ADVOCATE, Vol 60, No. 9, September 2017
Idaho State Bar
The Motion in Limine; Probing the Potential of this Powerful Tool, ADVOCATE, Vol 58, No. 2, February 2015
Idaho State Bar
Mountain West Superlawyer
Professional Associations
Utah State Bar # 03720
Idaho State Bar # 3025
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Idaho State Bar
ID Number: 3250
Utah State Bar
9th Circuit
10th Circuit
Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate
  • Business Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Tax Law
  • Japanese: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Pocatello, ID, USA
Telephone: (208) 232-2286
Fax: (208) 232-2499
Merrill & Merrill, Chtd
109 North Arthur
Fifth Floor
Pocatello, ID 83201
Toll-Free: (208) 232-2286