Honorable Lyle Riggs, J.P.
Lyle Riggs is a
fourth-generation, native Arizonan. On January 1, 2015, he began serving his
first term as Justice of the Peace for the Pinal County Justice Court, Precinct
Judge Riggs lived and attended grade school in Chandler, Arizona. He later lived
in Casa Grande, Arizona. He graduated from Casa Grande Union High in 1984.
After graduating summa cum laude from the
University of Arizona in 1991 with a degree in
Agricultural Economics, Judge Riggs attended law
school in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated with
honors, from Drake University Law School in
Since 1995, Judge Riggs has practiced law in
Arizona. He spent three years in the Arizona
Attorney General’s Office working on civil and
administrative matters for the Arizona
Department of Agriculture. He also worked three
years practicing environmental & natural
resource law with the law firm of Gallagher &
Kennedy. In addition to those experiences, Judge
Riggs operated his own law practice. He focused
on criminal law, civil litigation, and appellate
Starting in 2011, Judge Riggs began serving as a
part-time judge in the Pinal County Justice
Courts. He also worked in the Maricopa County
Justice Courts and Chandler Municipal Court
prior to this election.
Judge Riggs is an adjunct faculty member for
both the Chandler-Gilbert Community College and
the Central Arizona College. Over the last 17
years, has taught Economics, Business Law, U.S.
and Arizona Constitution, and Business
Management and Leadership.
Judge Riggs enjoys watching sports, in
particular baseball. Judge Riggs and his wife
have four children.