Toni M. Higginbotham

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Toni M. Higginbotham
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Court Information:
Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal
Title:   Judge
Position:   5th District
Salary:  $149,000
Active:   2010-2020
Past position:   East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Court Judge
Past term:   1996-2010
Personal History
Party:   Republican
Undergraduate:   Louisiana State University
Law School:   Southern University Law Center
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Supreme Court
State:  Louisiana
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  No
Primary date:  November 6, 2012
Primary vote:  10.8%DefeatedD
Election vote:  DefeatedD

Toni M. Higginbotham is a judge on the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal for the Second District. She was elected in 2010 and her term expires in 2020.


Higginbotham received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and her J.D. from Southern University Law Center. [1]



  • Secretary, American Judges Association
  • Pro Bono Committee, Baton Rouge Bar Association
  • Vice President, Louisiana Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judge
  • Executive Committee, Louisiana District Judges Association
  • Chair, Family Law Section
  • Co-Chairman, Family Law Best Practices Committee
  • Chair, Louisiana Family Court Rules Committee[1]



Higginbotham ran for the seat of retiring Chief Justice Catherine Kimball on the Louisiana Supreme Court. She was defeated on November 6, 2012 after receiving 10.8% of the vote.[2][3][4]

See also: Louisiana judicial elections, 2012


  • Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish[5]

2010 election

Higginbotham defeated Tim Kelley in the election, receiving 55% of the vote.[6][7]

Main article: Louisiana judicial elections, 2010

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