Areas of Practice:

  • Construction & Design
  • Insurance – Bad Faith Defense
  • Insurance – Coverage
  • Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Transportation: Trucking/Motor Carrier/Rail

Licensed In:

  • Kansas

Joel W. Riggs


Joel is a very experienced trial lawyer with many years of courtroom experience. He has tried nearly 100 jury trials. His litigation experience includes tort vehicle, product liability, premises liability, trucking, agricultural, and commercial and residential construction. Joel also has deep experience in insurance coverage matters and coverage litigation. He has tried cases involving extra-contractual or ’bad faith’ issues, and first party insurance claims. He also provides coverage counsel to insurance carriers and insureds on all types of policies, including personal and commercial lines.


University of Kansas, J.D., 1993

University of Kansas, B.S.B.A., with distinction, 1990

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Professional Practice

  • Wallace Saunders, 2019 – Present
  • Larson & Blumreich, Chartered, Topeka, KS, 2002 – 2019
  • McMaster & McMaster, Wichita, KS, 1993 – 2002

Professional Licensure

  • State and Federal Courts of Kansas
  • 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Accomplishments

  • Provides continuing education to insurance company professionals and lawyers in the areas of insurance coverage and trial practice
  • Has tried jury trials throughout the State of Kansas, from Kansas City , Olathe, Topeka, and Wichita, to Lawrence, Manhattan, Emporia, Pittsburg, Ft. Scott, Salina, Marysville, and Liberal, and numerous places in between

Civic Activities

  • Joel speaks to civic groups and schools on issues of law and history

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To connect with Joel, reach out via the below email address.

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