Mark F. Higgins

MarkHiggins2Professional Experience

Mark joined the firm as an associate at its inception in 1986. After graduating from law school, Mark was fortunate to serve for four years as a law clerk for United States District Judge Paul G. Hatfield (District of Montana) from 1982-1986. Mark has been a shareholder with the firm since January 1990.



Practice Emphasis

  • Employment & Labor Law
  • General Civil Litigation – Personal Injury
  • Insurance Law – Defense
  • Municipality & Governmental Defense
  • Trial Practice
  • Montana Human Rights Bureau


  • J.D., University of Montana School of Law, with honors, 1982
  • B.A., Carroll College, Social Sciences, Magna Cum Laude, 1979

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • State and Federal Courts of Montana

Professional Affiliations

  • State Bar of Montana
  • Cascade County Bar Association (President, 2010)
  • American Bar Association

Recognitions and Honors
  • BV “Distinguished” Rating Martindale Hubbell
Personal and Community Involvement

Mark has served on and was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cascade County Law Clinic, which accommodates pro-bono legal services, primarily in the area of family law, to low income residents of Cascade County. He has also been a regular presenter at Continuing Legal Education seminars dealing with governmental liability.

Mark has served as a frequent Master of Ceremonies at the Fur Ball, an annual benefit for the Animal Foundation of Great Falls.

A Montana native, Mark, his wife Patty, and sons Grady and Shafer, enjoy Montana’s vast beauty at their cabin on the Smith River, a blue ribbon trout stream. Mark also enjoys road and mountain biking.