Published By Sarah Jeffords Pister
Spend five minutes with Kendrick Riggs, and it is clear that the studious utility and energy lawyer has found his calling.
He looks the part of the consummate professional, dressed impeccably in a dark suit and tie that seem fitting in the elegant surroundings of Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC’s downtown law offices.
He moves with a purpose, and when he speaks, each word is carefully chosen — indicative of his quiet, analytical manner, yet spoken with an authority that instills trust in his abilities as a leader and a lawyer.
It is no surprise that Riggs, 52, has garnered a top role as vice chairman of the firm’s board of directors.
“People know that if he is in charge of an issue or a project, it will be done in a very organized and effective manner with transparency,” said Greg King, a member of Stoll Keenon Ogden and chairman of the firm’s tort, trial and insurance services practice.
King, who met Riggs while the two were in law school at the University of Kentucky, described Riggs as the kind of leader who listens to his colleagues’ ideas and opinions.
But he is not just a “yes man,” King said. Riggs will dole out tough advice, make decisions and provide the direction the firm needs, which has earned him the respect of his peers.