Matthew Riggs

Riggs Ellsworth & Porter
1423 S Higley Rd Ste 113
Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 539-9400
www.riggslaw.com


Matt Riggs is a founding partner of Riggs Ellsworth & Porter. He recently returned from serving as a Mission President in the Washington DC South Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He represents Injury Victims across the state of Arizona. The types of cases Matt handles are: Wrongful Death, Catastrophic Injury and other Personal Injury Cases occurring out of Vehicle Accidents, Mistakes made by Doctors and Hospitals, Trucking Accidents, Premises Injuries and Dog Attacks. Matt has been practicing law for over 20 years.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Catastrophic Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury
Wrongful Death
Personal Injury
Trucking Accidents
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Medical Negligence / Malpractice
Dog Bite / Attack
Negligent Assault

EDUCATION

Juris Doctorate Degree
Arizona State University, 1993
Bachelor of Science Degree: Business
Arizona State University, 1990

BAR ADMISSIONS

State Bar of Arizona, 1994
Arizona Supreme Court
U.S. District Court of Arizona

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Arizona State Bar Association Member
Arizona Trial Lawyers Association Sustaining Member

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

AV Rating by peers through Martindale-Hubbell (Top rating attorney as selected by peers and opposing attorneys)
Webb v. Gittlen, (2008) - In this wrongful death lawsuit Matt pursued the rights of his client through the Superior Court, the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court. Through his efforts the Arizona Supreme Court unanimously agreed the law (which was unfavorable to consumers and favorable to the insurance industry) must be changed. This victory led to a favorable settlement for his client who lost a son due to the negligence of a drunk driver.
State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance v. Connolly (2006) - In this wrongful death lawsuit the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Matt's client (a young girl who witnessed the death of her younger sister). Through this case new law was created relating to Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress.