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J. Keith Rigg, Attorney at Law
Keith Rigg

418 Sixth Avenue, Suite 200
Des Moines IA 50309
(515) 284-7930

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J. Keith Rigg, Attorney at Law


Please Call: (515) 284-7930

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 criminal law and the defense of those accused of crimes such as:

  • White Collar Crimes
  • 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

Admissions

Mr. Rigg is admitted to practice in all Iowa State Courts (1982), the United States District Courts for the Southern and Northern Districts of Iowa (1983), the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (1992), and the United States Supreme Court (1994).

Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member: Board of Directors)
  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association (Chair, Criminal Law Section, 2003-2005; Jury Instruction Committee, 2003-present)
  • Polk County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association.
  • Master, C. Edwin Moore Inns of Court.

Classes/Seminars Taught:

  • Strategies in Handling Iowa OWI Cases, Lorman Education Services, September, 1999
  • Criminal Defense Advocacy Course, Drake Legal Clinic/Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, November, 2001
  • Second Annual Criminal Defense Advocacy Course, Drake Legal Clinic/Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, November, 2002
  • 17th Annual Criminal Law Seminar, Iowa Association of Trial Lawyers, September, 2003
  • Masters of Trial Seminar, Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, November, 2003
  • Criminal Defense Advocacy Course, Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, November, 2004.
  • Advancing Defense Strategies, Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, November 2006.
  • Federal Criminal Law and Procedure, Federal Public Defender's Office, November, 2006.

Education:

  • Illinois State University, B.S., with honors.
  • Drake University, J.D., with honors.

Phi Eta Sigma; American Jurisprudence Awards in Remedies and Civil Procedure

Government Service:

  • First Assistant Public Defender, Woodbury County, Iowa, 1985-1986.
  • First Assistant County Attorney, Woodbury County, Iowa, 1987-1988.
  • Member, Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission, 2005-present.

Please Call: (515) 284-7930

Attorney Profile

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
Current Employment Position(s):
Sole Practitioner
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, 1982
U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1982
U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1982
U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
Education:
Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, 1982
J.D. With Honors

Illinois State University, 1979
B.S. With Honors

Representative Cases:
United States v. Pereyra-Gabino, 563 F.3d 322 (United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit 2009)
 
United States v. Johnson, 588 F.Supp.2d 997 (United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa 2008)
 
United States v. Shipley, 560 F.Supp.2d 739 (United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa 2008)
 
United States v. Cobb, 2007 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 3601 (United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa 2007)
 
Arthur v. Iowa District Court, 553 N.W.2d 325 (Iowa Supreme Court 1996)
 
United States v. Baker, 16 F.3d 854 (United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit 1994)
Classes/Seminars Taught:
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
Honors and Awards:
Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards in Remedies and Civil Procedure, 1979 - 1980
 
Member, American Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers, 2008 - Present
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Polk County Bar Association
Member
 
Iowa State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, 2003 - 2004
Chair
 
Federal Bar Association
Member
 
American Bar Association
Member
 
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
 
Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Board of Directors
 
American Trial Lawyers Association
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Past Employment Positions:
Woodbury County, Iowa, First Assistant Public Defender, 1985 - 1986
 
Woodbury County, Iowa, First Assistant County Attorney, 1987 - 1988
Pro Bono Activities:
Master, C. Edwin Moore Inns of Court, 2003 - Present
Member, Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission, 2005 - Present
Member, Iowa State Bar Association, Jury Instruction Committee, 2003 - Present
Section Chair, Iowa State Bar Association Criminal Law Section, 2003 - 2005
Fraternities/Sororities:
Phi Eta Sigma

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense—Mr. Rigg represents clients accused of a variety of crimes in both State and Federal Courts in Iowa. This includes such offenses as:

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

Location

Liberty Building Liberty Building

Please contact Mr. Rigg as follows:

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

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