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Pursuing Idaho Kent Higgins
Kent Higgins

Kent Higgins

39 years of experience

Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury, Probate, Business Law, Estate Planning, Tax Law



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. View More ›


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Practice Area

Workers' Compensation
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death,
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests,
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes,
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills,
Tax Law
Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning,


Japanese: Spoken, Written

Professional Experience

President of the Board of Commissioners
Idaho State Bar
2017 - 2018


Brigham Young University

J.D. (1982) | Law

Brigham Young University
Brigham Young University

B.A. (1979) | Political Science, English

Brigham Young University


Mountain West Superlawyer
AV Preeminent Rated
Martindale - Hubbell
Mountain West Superlawyer

Professional Associations

Utah State Bar # 03720



Utah State Bar  # 03720
Idaho State Bar # 3025



Idaho State Bar  # 3025

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Merrill & Merrill, Chtd
109 North Arthur Fifth Floor Pocatello, ID 83201
Telephone: (208) 232-2286
Fax: (208) 232-2499

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