Harry L. Riggs, Jr.


Harry's practice includes general litigation, including aviation accident litigation, personal injury, product liability and other general litigation matters at the trial court and appellate levels in federal, state and administrative courts. His trial experience includes law suits in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, California, Alaska and other eastern states in both state and federal courts.

He has represented numerous pilots and mechanics plus Part 135 and 121 certificate holders in administrative enforcement proceedings before NTSB administrative law judges and the NTSB. His aviation background includes: airline transport pilot, type-rated in Cessna Citation CE-500, multi-engine land; commercial-single engine land; instrument flight Instructor; instrument ground instructor; over 2,500 hours total time, including experience in light single and twin engine aircraft, including Lear Jet, Cessna Citation and DC-3.


  • University of Cincinnati College of Law  (J.D., 1957)
  • Centre College  (B.A., 1952)

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • Ohio (inactive)

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky


  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Northern Kentucky Bar Association
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • Quiet Birdmen
  • Cincinnati Association of Flight Instructors
  • Experimental Aircraft Association
  • National Business Aircraft Association
  • National Association of Flight Instructors
  • Commissioned Ensign in Navy (1952), Executive Office of USS PCS 1384 (1952-1954)
  • City of Erlanger, Kentucky 
    • Prosecuting attorney (1958 - 1964)
    • City attorney (1964 - 1974)


  • Peer Review Rated AV in Martindale-Hubbell