Investment Losses and Securities Litigation
Business Litigation and Business Torts
Medical Malpractice and Negligence
Regulatory and Professional Licensing Defense
White Collar Crime
DUI and Criminal Defense
Qui Tam Whistleblower Cases
Elder Financial Abuse
University of South Carolina (B.A., 1993)
University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D., 1997)
1997, South Carolina Bar
1997, U.S. District Court, District of South Carolina
1998, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Other Professional Groups
Richland County Bar Association
South Carolina Association for Justice (Bd. of Governors 2004-2012, Editor)
Leaders Forum of the American Association of Justice
Past Co-chairman of the Public Education Committee for AAJ
South Carolina Bar
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.