DAVID A. RIGGS | PARTNER 2017-04-19T09:36:26+00:00

Practice Areas
David A. Riggs focuses his practice in the areas of marital and family law, probate litigation and guardianships. He is admitted to practice law in Florida, New York and New Hampshire. He is a member of the Family Law Section of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association and the Family Law Section of The Florida Bar, where he has served in leadership roles on various committees.

Mr. Riggs received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University, where he served on the Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee. Prior to earning his Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law, he served as a captain in the United States Air Force.

Mr. Riggs has received several recognitions for his 30 years of legal experience, including an AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale-Hubbell, being named one of Florida’s Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine from 2013–2016, and being honored as a 2015–2016 Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine.

Accomplishments
AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report, 2017
Florida Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015-2016
Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine, 2013-2016
Captain, United States Air Force, 1968-1972

Publications and Presented Materials
Speaker, “So Your Dad Wants to Get Married… Does He Even Know Who the President is?” Brinkley Morgan Family Law Seminar for Mental Health Professionals, Feb. 16, 2016
“What’s Going on With Alimony Reform in Florida?” Brinkley Morgan Legal Talk Blog, August 11, 2015 
Speaker, “New Legislation Affecting Family Law, Including the State of Alimony in Florida,” Brinkley Morgan Family Law Seminar for Accounting Professionals, May 8, 2015
Speaker, “Is My Client Competent?” Brinkley Morgan Family Law Seminar for Mental Health Professionals, Jan. 16, 2015
Speaker, “Double Dipping: Property Versus Cash Flow Issues in Dissolution of Marriage Cases,” Brinkley Morgan Family Law Seminar for Accounting Professionals, May 9, 2014
Speaker, “Alimony – Imputation, Durational and What’s Next?” Brinkley Morgan Divorce Law Seminar for Accounting Professionals, May 10, 2013

Professional Associations
The Florida Bar, Family Law Section
– Legislation Committee, Former Member
– Equitable Distribution Committee, Former Secretary
– Litigation Support Committee, Former Co-Chair
South Palm Beach County Bar Association, Family Law Section
Greater Boca Raton Estate Planning Council

Community Engagement
Boca Hoops, Inc., Former Member of Board of Directors
Duke University Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee, Former Member

Admissions
Florida
New York
New Hampshire

Education
Duke University, Bachelor of Arts, 1968
Syracuse University College of Law, Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, 1975