Judge Riggins was raised in Shelby County and graduated from Triton Central High School. Following high school, he graduated from Butler University and from the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis. Immediately following law school, Judge Riggins continued his study of the law in a judicial clerkship under the late Federal Judge Allen Sharp in South Bend, IN. After his judicial clerkship Judge Riggins returned to Shelby County and began a general private practice representing clients in criminal, civil, estate, and family law matters. During his private practice, Judge Riggins was recruited and hired as deputy prosecutor in 1996. Judge Riggins remained a deputy prosecutor until he was appointed to the bench by Governor Daniels at the end of 2010. Judge Riggins was elected in 2014 and again in 2020. His current term expires 2027. Judge Riggins resides with his wife and family in Shelby County where he remains active in the community coaching in various sports and by being a volunteer firefighter/EMT at his local fire department.