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About JoAnn B. Higginbotham

About JoAnn B. Higginbotham

JoAnn B. Higginbotham Estate Planning Attorney


JoAnn B. Higginbotham has devoted her entire legal career to representing and advocating for individuals in need. Since 1999 JoAnn has successfully represented clients in a wide array of personal injury, wrongful death, and consumer cases.

Though successful with her personal injury practice, JoAnn has turned to assisting clients with Estate Planning, Medicaid Eligibility, and Long-Term Care Planning.

In 2022 Vertical Estate Planning, LLC (VEP) was formed. The formation of VEP allows JoAnn to focus 100% on her first love of assisting others at all Stages of Life.

JoAnn resides in Odenville, Alabama with her husband Jon and her mother-in-law Gloria.



J.D., Birmingham School of Law

B.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham

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U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama


Alabama State Bar

Alabama State Bar Elder Law Section

Birmingham Bar Association

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Alabama Trial Lawyers Association


Backpack Buddies, Moody Alabama

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417 4th Avenue SW #270 Cullman, AL

204 Main Street Suite 128 Trussville AL

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