Judge Robert J. Higgins was appointed to Division II of the Superior Court by Governor Janice Brewer in February, 2012. In November, 2012, Judge Higgins was elected by the citizens of Navajo County to continue his service on the Superior Court Bench in Division II. Judge Higgins formerly served as a deputy county attorney in Navajo County, prior to entering into private practice. He has practiced civil and criminal law in Navajo County for 19 years.
Judge Higgins was an English teacher at Brophy College Preparatory for seven years prior to attending law school. He has been active in education efforts in his community, as he founded St. Anthony School in 1997 and continues to serve as a Board member. Additionally, Mr. Higgins is a volunteer with the White Mountain Tuition Support Foundation, for which he currently serves as President. He also has volunteered with St. Francis Parish on the White Mountain Apache Reservation, and has worked on several pro bono cases for White Mountain Apaches. Mr. Higgins completed his undergraduate degree from Santa Clara University (1980), and received a Master’s degree from Arizona State University (1988). He graduated from Santa Clara University Law School in 1992.
His wife Laura and he are residents of Pinetop and have three children, Annie, Molly and Maddie.
Phone: (928) 524-4217
Judicial Assistant – Ginger Roszak