M. DAVID RIGGS
M. David Riggs founded Riggs Abney with fellow classmates from The University of Tulsa College of Law. Today, Mr. Riggs serves as chairman of the firm and as a member of the executive and management committees in the Tulsa office. His legal expertise includes civil litigation, government and politics, medical malpractice, personal injury and product liability law.
Mr. Riggs has had several litigation successes, including multiple million-dollar jury verdicts as well as a top 100 jury verdict in 2013. He served as co-counsel in the state of Oklahoma tobacco litigation, which resulted in the country’s largest settlement ever achieved.
Mr. Riggs graduated first in his class at The University of Tulsa College of Law in 1968. He received his master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma in 1962 and his bachelor’s degree in philosophy and English from Phillips University in 1959.
Mr. Riggs has been highly ranked by Oklahoma Super Lawyers, named to the National Trial Lawyers list of top 100 trial lawyers for multiple years, and was awarded the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission Human Rights Award in 1985, as well as the James Madison First Amendment Award in 1986 and the Angie DeBow Civil Liberties Award in 1988.
Mr. Riggs has also served as chairman of the Access to Justice Commission, chairman of the board of the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission, chairman of the board of the Oklahoma Nature Conservancy, and chairman of the board of Youth Services of Tulsa.
Secured multiple million-dollar verdicts, including top 100 jury verdicts in the United States in 2013.
Served as co-counsel in the State of Oklahoma tobacco litigation, which resulted in the largest settlement ever achieved in the United States.
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Tulsa, OK 74119-1010