Obituary: John F. Triggs III
– May 14, 2022
Beloved husband, father, brother and friend to many, John Francis Triggs III, of Steamboat Springs, CO passed away on 5-14-2022 in his 76th year. John passed just as he loved to live- riding his bike on a beautiful Spring Day in Steamboat Springs, CO.
John will be forever missed by his best friend, his wife Mary Henson and their two British Labs, Ryman and Buzzy V. John is survived by his daughter Jacqueline Triggs, her mother Margot Wagner, and stepchildren Emily and Christopher Henson; brother Robert (Carol) Syracuse, NY and David Milpitas, CA; sisters Mary Allen (Chris) Syracuse, NY and Barbara Triggs (Anthony Anscombe) La Grange, IL, and two nephews and five nieces. John was the son of John (Jack) Jr, and Emily (Lachendro) Triggs, born on May 6, 1946.
John worked at various law firms in New York City for 40 years. He tried over 120 cases, argued over 70 appeals, conducted scores of arbitrations and injunction proceedings prior to arriving in Nashville to co-chair Patterson’s Litigation Practice Group. John’s five-decade legal career gave him hands-on litigation experience in a wide range of legal matters. John joined the Nashville Firm of Patterson Intellectual Property Law in 2007 from Greenberg Trauig, LLC in New York and promptly made his contribution to Nashville’s growth. He served as the General Counsel to the Nashville Sounds (Triple A baseball team) and was instrumental in negotiating the Sounds’ new ballpark in Germantown, TN.
He was a notable litigation strategist and compelling trail lawyer. He represented clients all over the world forming life-long relationships and made a lasting impact on intellectual property law. His love for the law inspired his daughter to become a lawyer herself. From the soccer games of her youth, he taught her to never sit on the sidelines and go out there and get her jersey dirty.
John and Mary were part-time residents of Steamboat Springs, CO for 12 years before moving permanently to Steamboat Springs in January 2022. John loved the outdoors. He enjoyed downhill and cross-country skiing, hiking, biking, grouse hunting, running, power walking and was an amazing storyteller.
A celebration of John’s life will be held in Steamboat Springs, CO on June 26, 2022.
-Gone from our sight, but never our memories. Gone from our touch, but never our hearts-
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