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J. Keith Rigg, Attorney at Law - Des Moines, IA

317 6th AvenueSuite 1300 Des Moines, IA 50309

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Updated: 08/28/2022

Des Moines Criminal Law Firm


Keith Rigg is engaged in a broad trial practice, defending people charged with crimes. This ranges from complex felony cases, such as conspiracy, fraud, arson, drug distributions or homicide to misdemeanors such as assaults, operating while intoxicated or possession of a controlled substance. Mr. Rigg appears regularly in Federal Court and as well as Iowa State Courts thorught the state to defend those who are accused of crimes. Mr. Rigg has been practicing law in Iowa since 1982.

About J. Keith Rigg, Attorney at Law

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Drug Crimes


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  • 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.
  • C. Edwin Moore Inns of Court, (Master; Vice President, 2012-13; President 2013-14)
  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Awards

Classes and Seminars

  • Strategies in Handling Iowa OWI Cases, Lorman Education Services, 1999
  • Criminal Defense Advocacy Course, Drake Legal Clinic/Iowa Association of Crimial Defense Lawyers, 2001
  • Second Annual Criminal Defense Advocay Course, Drake Legal Clinic/Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2002
  • 17th Annual Criminal Law Seminar, Iowa Association of Trial Lawyers, 2003
  • Masters of Trial, Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2003
  • Federal Criminal Law and Procedure, Federal Public Defender's Office, 2006
  • Advanced Defense Strategies, Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2006
  • Anticipating Issues in Criminal Cases, Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2009
  • Anticipating Issues in Criminal Cases, Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2011
  • Iowa Criminal Law and Procedure, Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2014

Pro Bono Activities

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




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317 6th AvenueSuite 1300 Des Moines, IA 50309

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