LISA R. RIGGS

Attorney at Law

Lisa R. Riggs is a shareholder and director, past president and executive committee member in the firm’s Tulsa office. She has been a civil litigator her entire career, which spans more than 30 years. She often represents clients with catastrophic injuries resulting from accidents, including victims of medical mistakes and medical or pharmaceutical products.

Ms. Riggs’ most notable successes and most public clients include Garth Brooks in his efforts to honor his mother with a donation to a hospital, who then failed to lived up to its responsibilities. She’s achieved multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for many clients, and smaller settlements and verdicts for equally deserving clients.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Riggs served as a mediator in the District of Columbia Superior Court and the Tulsa County District Court. She earned her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in 1987, a master’s degree in arts from the University of Oklahoma in 1984 and her bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in sociology from the University of Oklahoma in 1982.

Ms. Riggs received the University of Oklahoma’s Distinguished Alumni Award and the Oklahoma Association for Justice Rex Travis Listserv Award, both in 2018. She has received an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell in legal ability and ethical standards, and has been highly ranked by Oklahoma Super Lawyers. Additionally, Ms. Riggs was named one of Oklahoma Magazine’s Top 25 Women Lawyers in 2012 and 2015.

Ms. Riggs is admitted to practice law in Oklahoma, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Maryland, the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.

Lisa was featured in the February 2021 edition of Tulsa Lawyer Magazine.

Notable Cases

Assisted Garth Brooks in his efforts to honor his mother with a donation to a hospital, who then failed to lived up to its responsibilities.
Achieved multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for many clients, and smaller settlements and verdicts for equally deserving clients.

Board Service/Professional Associations

Oklahoma Association for Justice (1996-present)
American Association for Justice (1986-present)
Nature Conservancy – Advisory Board Member (1996-2005)
Inns of Court – Council Oak (2001-06)
Sand Springs Education Foundation (2001-05)
Sand Springs School Board (2005-10)
Leadership Sand Springs Class 13 (2004-05)
Sutton Avian Research Center Advisory Board (2005-present)
Friends of the Fairgrounds (2006-09)
American Heritage Bank Advisory Board (2007-present)
Sand Springs American Downtown (2007-12)
Land Legacy – Advisory Board (2007-11), Chair (2008-11)
Land Legacy – Board Member (2011-19), VP (2013-14), Secretary (2014- present)
Sandite Team for Animal Rescue – Board Member (2010-present), President (2010-present)
Sand Springs Museum Association – Board Member (2013-present), Chair (2018-present)
Legal Aid Society of Oklahoma – Endowment Committee Member (2013-present)

Community Involvement

Sutton Avian Research Center – Volunteer
Sandite Team for Animal Rescue – Volunteer
Sand Springs Museum Association – Volunteer
Lawyers Fighting Hunger – Volunteer

Office: 918-587-3161
Address: Riggs Abney
502 W. 6th Street
Tulsa, OK 74119-1010
Email: lriggs@riggsabney.com