JOHN WIGGINS was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, on April 5, 1949. He attended Oklahoma State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, with honors in 1971. He then attended the University of Oklahoma College of Law where he received multiple American Jurisprudence awards and was awarded membership in the honor societies of Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Sigma Alpha, and Phi Delta Phi. He received his Juris Doctor, with honors in 1974, and was admitted to the Oklahoma bar that same year.
Mr. Wiggins has tried numerous cases, including class action, complex, and bad faith actions for the plaintiff and defense. He is double board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (Civil) and the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (medical malpractice defense), and is admitted to practice before every state and federal court in Oklahoma, the United States Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Wiggins is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and a Fellow in the Oklahoma Bar Foundation. For many years, he has been a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and has served on its Legal Ethics Committee. He has also long been a member of the American Bar Association, Oklahoma Association of Defense Counsel, International Association of Insurance Counsel, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, where he has served on multiple organizational committees. In addition to those memberships, Mr. Wiggins has received appointments as Senior Counsel for the American College of Barristers, Trial Advisor for the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision, Advocate for the American Board of Trial Advocates, Member of the Governor's Select Committee on Tort Reform and Member of the Health Care Indemnity Fund Task Force.
Among his achievements, Mr. Wiggins was recognized in 2009 as Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, and Best Lawyers Oklahoma City Personal Injury Litigator of the Year. He is listed as one of The Best Lawyers in America, has been recognized by his peers as an Oklahoma Super Lawyer in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013, and has been ranked as one of the Top Fifty lawyers in Oklahoma for the past four years. In 2001, he was awarded Attorney of the Year by the Oklahoma Court Reporters Association. Mr. Wiggins has authored various publications on topics including trial tactics, medical malpractice, personal injury law, and insurance defense. Additionally, he is a frequent speaker to medical groups on topics related to healthcare law.