J. Keith Rigg, Attorney at Law

Mr. J. Keith Rigg

Mr. J. Keith Rigg

Sole Practitioner
Location:
Des Moines, Iowa
Phone:
(515) 284-7930
Email:

Since 1982, J. Keith Rigg has provided legal advice and representation to clients in state and federal courts throughout Iowa, including Des Moines and Polk County. His practice is limited to the defense of those accused of crimes such as:

  • White Collar Offenses
  • Fraud
  • Conspiracy
  • Homicide
  • Battery, Assault, and other Violent Crimes
  • Drug and Narcotic Sales and Possession
  • Theft
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Embezzlement
  • Forgery
  • Sex Offenses
  • Arson
  • Operating While Intoxicated (OWI)
  • Immigration and Visa Crimes
  • Child Pornography Offenses

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Felonies

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994

Education

  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • J.D. With Honors - 1982
  • Illinois State University
    • B.S. With Honors - 1979

Classes/Seminars

  • Strategies in Handling Iowa OWI Cases, Lorman Education Services, 1999
  • Criminal Defense Advocacy Course, Drake Legal Clinic, Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2001
  • Second Annual Criminal Defense Advocacy Course, Drake Legal Clinic, Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2002
  • 17th Annual Criminal Law Seminar, Iowa Association of Trial Lawyers, 2003
  • Trial Lawyers Should Try More Cases, Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Masters of Trial Seminar, 2003
  • Masters of Trial Seminar, Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, November, 2003
  • Criminal Defense Advocacy Course, Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2004
  • Advancing Defense Strategies, Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2006
  • Federal Criminal Law and Procedure, Federal Public Defender's Office, 2006
  • Anticipating Issues in Criminal Cases, Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, November 12, 2009 - November 13, 2009
  • Anticipating Issues in Criminal Cases, Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2011

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards in Remedies and Civil Procedure
  • Member, American Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. An "AV" certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. A lawyer must be admitted to the bar for 10 years or more to receive an AV rating.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Polk County Bar Association, Member
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, Chair, 2003 - 2004
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • C. Edwin Moore American Inn Of Court, Master; Counselor 2011; Vice Prsident, 2012; President, 2013, 2002 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Woodbury County, Iowa, First Assistant Public Defender, 1985 - 1986
  • Woodbury County, Iowa, First Assistant County Attorney, 1987 - 1988

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission, 2005 - 2011
  • Member, Iowa State Bar Association, Jury Instruction Committee, 2003 - 2011
  • Section Chair, Iowa State Bar Association Criminal Law Section, 2003 - 2005

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Eta Sigma

Keith Rigg
Attorney At Law
418 6th Avenue
Suite 200
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-2408
Telephone: (515) 284-7930
Email

Keith Rigg
Attorney At Law
418 6th Avenue
Suite 200
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-2408
Telephone: (515) 284-7930
Email


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