Enter legal issue and location
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 AvenueSuite 1300 Des Moines, IA 50309
When viewing a listing, consider the state advertising restrictions to which lawyers and law firms must adhere, as well as our West Legal Directory disclaimers. Some lawyers publish comparative information regarding the services that they provide which may be subject to specific comparative communications restrictions.
How do I choose a lawyer?
Consider the following:
- Comfort Level
- - Are you comfortable telling the lawyer personal information? Does the lawyer seem interested in solving your problem?
- - How long has the lawyer been in practice? Has the lawyer worked on other cases similar to yours?
- - How are the lawyer's fees structured - hourly or flat fee? Can the lawyer estimate the cost of your case?
- - Is the lawyer's office conveniently located?
Not sure what questions to ask a lawyer?
Here are a few to get you started:
- How long have you been in practice?
- How many cases like mine have you handled?
- How often do you settle cases out of court?
- What are your fees and costs?
- What are the next steps?
Want to check lawyer discipline?
It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. By researching lawyer discipline you can:
- Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state
- Gain an understanding of his or her historical disciplinary record, if any.
- Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action.