Robert Rikard

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Robert Rikard has litigated complex civil and criminal cases across the United States since 1997. Robert focuses his practice in the areas of complex litigation, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, and investment/securities fraud. Robert has served on 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, and business litigation matters. Robert’s skills as a litigator and creative problem solver allow him to serve the needs of clients in a very dynamic way.

Robert grew up in Sumter, South Carolina. The son of a court reporter, and a career law enforcement officer, Robert learned through the example of his parents what service to others really means. His desire to become an attorney was fueled by his respect for the law and a desire to help those who must turn to the courts for solutions to their problems. Robert, his children and wife, Allyson, make their home in Columbia, SC.

Accolades & Organizations

Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Robert Rikard the prestigious AV® Preeminent™ rating indicating that he is ranked at the highest level of professional excellence. He has been named by SuperLawyers as a “Top Rated Securities Litigation Attorney,” and “Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney.” He frequently speaks at attorney continuing legal education seminars on such topics as Investment Losses, Tractor Trailer Accidents, Medical Malpractice Cases, Nursing Home Injuries, and Legal Ethics. He is certified as a mediator by the Supreme Court’s Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification, and is known as a skillful and effective negotiator on behalf of his clients in mediations and settlement proceedings. Robert’s cases have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The State, The Greenville News, The Charleston Post and Courier, and other media outlets around the country.

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Practice Areas


Bar Admissions

  • South Carolina
  • U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
  • U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals



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