Hon. Elizabeth Riggs

(NOTE:  This is a selective biography)

Date of Birth: 1941

Children: 3 sons, 3 grandchildren

Education: Rutgers, Class of 1973. Admitted to California Bar June 18, 1974.

Work: Deputy District Attorney San Diego (1974-1977), Deputy Attorney General San Diego (1977-1979)

Bench: Appointed to El Cajon Municipal Court, 1979. Presiding judge 1984, 1985. First and only African American woman judge for 20 years in SD County Trial Court. Opened El Cajon’s first domestic violence court in 1997. Superior Court Judge 1998 until retirement in 2002. First African American Woman on Superior Court in San Diego.
Bar/other: Past President, Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association (year unknown), Founded Black Attorneys Association of San Diego, San Diego Legal Aid Society, served as board member, Urban League of San Diego, board member, African-American Museum of Fine Arts, board member, 39th Senate District’s Woman of the Year, 2007, Trailblazer, San Diego County Women’s Hall of Fame, inducted 2008