Robert Rikard

Rikard & Protopapas

Robert Rikard has litigated complex civil and criminal cases since 1997 throughout the United States. Robert focuses his practice in the areas of complex civil, criminal, securities fraud, and business litigation. He also defends a wide variety of professionals in licensing defense cases in front of South Carolina LLR and in front of the South Carolina Office of Disciplinary Counsel. Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Robert the prestigious AV® Preeminent™ rating indicating that he is ranked at the highest level of professional excellence. He is admitted to practice in all courts in South Carolina; U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; and the United States 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.


Robert has served on various MDL steering committees and has served as lead counsel in numerous class actions around the country. He has tried to verdict cases involving wrongful death, tractor trailer accidents, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, and business litigation matters.


Robert received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of South Carolina. He is a member of the Moot Court, Order of the Barristers; Richland County Bar Association; South Carolina Bar; South Carolina Association of Justice; and American Association of Justice. He is currently serving as Editor of the South Carolina Association of Justice and is the past Co-chairman of the Public Education Committee for AAJ.


He is admitted to the South Carolina Bar; U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina; U.S. Court of Appeals; and the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.


Robert brings a unique background and skills to the issues that are facing his clients in an effort to achieve a favorable resolution.

Robert Rikard

T: 803-978-6111
Columbia, SC


University of South Carolina (B.A., 1993)
University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D., 1997)

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