Rikard & Protopapas Attorneys named South Carolina Super Lawyers 

Rikard & Protopapas Attorneys named South Carolina Super Lawyers

Rikard & Protopapas is proud to announce that three of its attorneys have been recognized as South Carolina Super Lawyers for outstanding service to their clients. Our firm is also honored to have multiple attorneys earning this distinction for the seventh consecutive year in a row.  

The attorneys were nominated by their peers and vetted by Super Lawyers’ robust research and peer evaluation process. Those selected to Super Lawyers demonstrate a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievements. 

Founding partners Robert Rikard and Peter Protopapas were recognized as top-rated securities litigation and professional liability attorneys, respectively. This is the sixth year both Mr. Rikard & Mr. Protopapas have earned this distinction. Mr. Rikard has also been recognized as a top-rated medical malpractice attorney by Super Lawyers.

Mr. Rikard litigates investment loss cases all around the United States. Most recently, he served as lead counsel in more than a dozen states representing hundreds of retirees who suffered financial losses related to a complex Ponzi scheme case involving insurance products and other investments.  

This year, Jescelyn Spitz was named a Rising Star in civil litigation for the first time. The Rising Star recognition is reserved for outstanding lawyers either younger than 40 or who have been practicing for no more than 10 years.  

Super Lawyers Selection Process

Each year, Super Lawyers selects no more than 5 percent of lawyers in South Carolina. The Rising Star list recognizes only 2.5 percent of lawyers in the state. We are thrilled our top-rated lawyers were included in this exclusive list again.

Combining peer nominations with independent research, Super Lawyers is a ranking service that uses a multiphase, patented process to evaluate each candidate. State editions of the Super Lawyers Magazine publishes annual lists of recipients. Past and present recipients are always available on SuperLawyers.com.  

Congratulations to Robert Rikard, Peter Protopapas, Jescelyn Spitz and our fellow South Carolina attorneys who were named 2022 Super Lawyers. To learn more about the selection process, visit: https://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process_detail.html