John Briggs graduated from Washburn University School of Law in 1993, and went to work for the Kansas Court of Appeals, Central Research Staff, until 1996. He then worked as a Deputy Public Defender in the states of Kansas and Colorado for eight years, at which time he entered private practice joining the Law Offices of Robert E. Ray in Greeley, Colo., in December of 2004. Judge Briggs worked with Mr. Ray for six years until his current appointment.
Judge Briggs was appointed to the County Court Bench in December of 2010 and was sworn in on Jan. 24, 2011. His is currently assigned to a county court criminal docket that includes a mix of misdemeanor, traffic offenses, and civil cases.