Patrick Riggs
Team Leader


“I have worked with Patrick for the law few years. He is a reliable, and effective advocate. He is always prepared. I have seen him bring in good results under trying circumstances. ”

William Daley

Juris Doctorate 

  • University of San Francisco, School of Law 1987-1990 
  • Honors: First Runner Up 
  • Brennan Trial Advocate of the Year Competition 1989 

Bachelor of Arts English  

  • San Francisco University 1976-1979 
  • Honor’s Dean’s List Magna Cum Laude 

Associates of Arts 

  • Diablo Valley College 
  • Honors: Dean’s List 
Legal Work Experience

 Innocence Legal Team 

  • Team Leader 09-02-2011 to Present 

The Law Office of Patrick Riggs 

  • Criminal Defense 11-18-2019 to present 

Scranton Law firm independent Contractor 

  • Personal injury litigation 2009 Through 2010 

The Law Offices of Patrick Riggs 

  • Criminal Defense 2001-2005 

William Berg and Associates 

  • Personal Injury Litigation 1998-2000 

 The Law Office of John Milgate 

  • Physical Abuse Litigation and Criminal Defense 1998-2000 

 Attorney: Deputy Public Defender I-IV 

  • Solano County Public Defender: Trial Attorney 1994-1998 

 Attorney: Deputy Public Defender II 

  • San Diego County Public Defender: Trial Attorney 1991-1993 

 Legal Aide 

  • Santa Clara Public Defender 1990-1991