Accord Mediation & Arbitration Welcomes M. David Riggs

Ted Sherwood Ted Sherwood
January 24, 2023

Accord Mediation & Arbitration is pleased to welcome M. David Riggs as a mediator. The firm offers alternative dispute resolution services to attorneys, companies, and private individuals in the Tulsa and Oklahoma City areas.

“David Riggs is and always has been a giant of the Plaintiff’s bar for many years and was the Senate author of the Oklahoma’s Dispute Resolution Act adopted in 1983. David has the experience and temperament to help resolve even the most emotional, catastrophic cases,” says Ted Sherwood, attorney and owner of Accord Mediation & Arbitration. No alt text provided for this image

Riggs is a 1968 graduate of the University of Tulsa College of Law and serves as chairman of Riggs Abney. His legal expertise includes civil litigation, government and politics, medical malpractice, personal injury, and product liability law. He was also a volunteer mediator for Northern District Federal Court’s initial ADR program under the direction of Magistrate John Wagner.

He was a member of the Oklahoma State Legislature for 18 years and has served as chairman of the Access to Justice Commission, chairman of the board of the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission, chairman of the board of the Oklahoma Nature Conservancy and the Sutton Avian Research Center, and chairman of the board of Youth Services of Tulsa.

Riggs has been highly ranked by Oklahoma Super Lawyers, named to the National Trial Lawyers list of top 100 trial lawyers for multiple years, and was awarded the Oklahoma Human Rights Commission Human Rights Award in 1985, as well as the James Madison First Amendment Award in 1986 and the Angie DeBow Civil Liberties Award in 1988.

To schedule a mediation with David Riggs, contact Erika Martinez at 918-592-1144 or

About Accord Mediation & Arbitration

Accord Mediation & Arbitration specializes in resolving complex cases and serving its clients through prompt scheduling, being fully prepared on the facts and legal issues of the case, by bringing creative solutions to the mediation process, and by following up on mediations that do not settle at first to bring final resolution in the weeks and months that follow.