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Partner

  • Lafayette

    100 East Vermilion Street
    Suite 300
    Lafayette, LA 70501

    Tel: 337.205.4532
    Fax: 337.504.3341
Jeff.Riggs@lewisbrisbois.com

Jeffrey Riggs is a partner in the firm’s Lafayette office and serves as Managing Partner of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation practice in Lafayette. He has represented clients throughout Louisiana on a broad range of legal issues and has litigated in both federal and state courts of all levels. He presently focuses on insurance coverage and bad faith advice and litigation, contact drafting, interpretation and indemnity, as well as admiralty, maritime and energy and employment and labor matters. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and the state and federal courts of Louisiana and Texas.

  • Practice Areas
  • Admissions
    • Louisiana

    • Texas

    • United States Supreme Court

  • Associations

    Maritime Law Association of the United States (Proctor)

    Duhe Inn of Court (Master)

    Acadiana Society for Human Resource Management

  • Offices Held

    Louisiana State (Board of Governors, House of Delegates Liaison, 2007-2008, 2010 - present; House of Delegates, 1994 - 1996, 1998-2002, 2005 - present)

    Lafayette Parish (Board 2009-12, Promulgator Editorial Committee, 2004-08, Bench-Bar Committee (2004 - present, Chairman 2007)

  • Awards & Honors

    Indiana Law Review - Member, 1984 -1985 and Associate Editor, 1985 -1986

    Indiana University Moot Court - National Order of Barristers

    Dean Frandsen Award, 1986

    Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year Award, 2001

  • Speaking Engagements and Presentations

    Presented Managing Complex Claims Using the Expert Physician Model to workers’ compensation claims professionals in Metairie, LA on September 17, 2014

    Presented Solving Common Settlement Problems to workers’ compensation claims professionals in Dallas, TX on September 11, 2014

    “Professionalism” (March 2014)

    “Analyzing Indemnity & Insurance Obligations in Master Service Agreements” (Independent Insurance Agents of Houston) (Feb. 2008)

    “Annual Update on Employment Law” (2001)

    “Time Off in Louisiana: State and Federal Laws On Employee Leave, Vacations, and Holidays” (2001)

    “Recent Developments in Labor & Employment Law” (2000)

    “An Update on Sexual Harassment”

    “Central Louisiana SHRM Seminar, What’s New in Employment Law?”

    “Effective Documentation”

    “Effective Employee Evaluations, Discipline & Documentation” (For Medical Human Resources Society)

    “Employment Discrimination Conference (The Basics)”

    “Employment Law Basics”

    “Employment Law for Managers (Truth is Stranger than Fiction)”

    “Employment Law & the Medical Staff@

    “Employment Law 101: The Pitfalls and Perils of Practice”

    “ERISA, COBRA & HIPPA: An Overview of the Statutory and Regulatory Framework”

    “FMLA”

    “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace”

    Sexual Prowess vs. Sexual Harassment, Keep Your Client From Getting Slapped (in the face or with a lawsuit)”

  • Education
    • Indiana University

      Juris Doctor, 1986

    • Indiana University

      Bachelor of Science in Business/Accounting, 1983