Sherman Riggs

Sherman Riggs

Practice Areas: Automobile Accidents; Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; DUI; Traffic; Criminal Law; Felony and Misdemeanors; Litigation and Trial Practice; Real Estate; Mortgages; Bank Foreclosures; Zoning Law; Probate; Estate Planning; Wills; Trusts; Contracts; Collections; Corporate and LLC Formations.

Admitted: 1973, Kentucky

Law School: University of Louisville, J.D., 1972

College: Bellarmine College, B.A., 1969

Member: Kentucky Bar Association; Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys.

Biography: Shelbyville City Attorney, 1987-1995.

Languages: English, Spanish.

Reported Cases: Higdon v. Construction Arbitration Associates, Ltd., 71 S.W. 3d 131 (Ky. App. 2002); Leonard v. Farmers and Traders Bank, Shelbyville, 605 S.W. 2d 770 (Ky App. 1980)

Born: Jeffersontown, Kentucky, May 25, 1947. Riggs has practiced law continuously in Shelbyville since March 1st, 1973.

The choice to become an attorney was an easy one for him.  Sherman aspired to be a lawyer from the time he was a sophomore in college. He has always felt that being a lawyer is one of the highest callings. When asked what he enjoys about his profession, Sherman replied:

“Helping and representing people in their legal problems and advising them with their legal questions is very rewarding. Whether it’s a probate case or a criminal case, it’s very satisfying when you can help people through the hurdles that the law imposes.”

The general practice in several fields of the law gives him the opportunity to help so many people in various situations.

Sherman is a regular jogger who also enjoys fishing and travel.

When he is not working on a case he is involved with one of his numerous volunteer endeavors, including the Rotary Club and other nonprofit organizations. He is also an active member of the Catholic Church here in Shelbyville. Sherman enjoys his involvement in the community that can only come from living in a small town.

Sherman has worked hard to build a successful law practice for over thirty years. He is very proud of the success the firm has seen. He is the father of Nathan Riggs, another lawyer in the firm.

Despite his success here in the firm, Sherman is able to focus on what is most important: the client. Says Sherman, “I’ve practiced law with the understanding that the client is always first.”

Sherman Riggs is a small-town lawyer who truly has his client’s best interests at heart.