Todd Rigby


  • location icon Phoenix, AZ
    2929 North Central Avenue
    Suite 1700
    Phoenix, AZ 85012

Todd Rigby is a partner in the Phoenix office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. With more than 25 years of tort and commercial litigation experience, Todd Rigby has litigated hundreds of complex cases, including wrongful death and catastrophic injury matters.  He is admitted to practice in Arizona state and federal courts, as well as the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. In addition to his transportation practice, Todd handles high profile product liability and hospitality liability cases for national corporations.

Todd served as lead counsel in numerous jury trials, obtaining defense verdicts in cases ranging from premises liability matters to commercial vehicle negligence claims. Most notably, Mr. Rigby won summary judgment on behalf of a top international computer manufacturer, resulting in the complete dismissal with prejudice of a multi-million dollar product liability lawsuit and entitling the client to recoup significant defense costs in the process. Beyond his trial work, Todd also represents clients at the appellate court level and has been admitted to various tribal courts throughout Arizona. Most recently, Todd was admitted to the Navajo Nation Bar and is representing clients in NN Tribal Courts throughout Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

Todd earned the rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, the highest possible attorney rating for both ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence. It is achieved only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by his peers, including members of the bar and the judiciary.

Representative Cases

  • Todd filed an amicus brief in the Arizona Supreme Court on behalf of the Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) in a case where the driver of a tractor-trailer lost control and struck a highway median and caused the collision of two vehicles attempting to avoid the tractor. The plaintiff alleged punitive damages and sought discovery of sensitive company information, including financial records. Todd argued that the aggravated/outrageous conduct portion of the punitive damage test must be preserved in order to maintain fairness and to promote justice, especially with regard to claims against members of the commercial transportation industry. The Arizona Supreme Court will hear arguments in this matter at some time in early 2021. You can find more details about this case here.


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Arizona
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the District of Arizona
  • United States Courts of Appeals
    • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Other Admissions
    • Hualapai Tribal Court
    • Tohono O’odham Tribal Court
    • Navajo Nation Tribal Courts: Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah
    • Gila River Indian Community Court



Federal District Court

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Navajo Nation Tribal Courts


Tohono O’odham Tribal Courts


Hualapai Tribal Court



  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member, TIDA (Transportation Industry Defense Association)
  • Native American Bar Association of Arizona

Awards & Honors

  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® 2023-2024 — Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants


University of Illinois College of Law

Juris Doctor, 1990

University of Illinois

Bachelor of Arts in Russian Language and Area Studies, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1987

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