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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
- Criminal Law
- Federal Criminal Law
- White Collar Crimes
- Litigation & Appeals
- Drug Crimes
- 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
- State v. Nicoletto, 845 N.W.2d 421 (Iowa 2014)
- United States v. Robinson, 639 F.3d 489 (United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit 2011)
- 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 (U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa 2008)
- United States v. Shipley, 560 F. Supp. 2d 739 (U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa 2008)
- United States v. Cobb, 2007 WL 3504171 (U.S. District Court, 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)
- Mr. J. Keith Rigg (Sole Practitioner)
Offers Free Initial Consultation
Accepts Credit Cards
317 6th Avenue Suite 1300 Des Moines, IA 50309
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