George Pappas

Practice Areas

Business Litigation
Investment Losses and Securities Litigation
Personal Injury
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
Wrongful Death


South Carolina Bar, May 2019
Pennsylvania Bar, October 2017 (Inactive) 


Duquesne University School of Law (J.D., 2017)
Allegheny College (B.A. Economics, 2011)


George Pappas joined Rikard & Protopapas as an associate in 2019.  Prior to joining the firm, he served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office in Pittsburgh, PA., honing his skills in the courtroom while trying numerous criminal cases to obtain justice for victims. George served as a law clerk for the Honorable Jeffrey A. Manning while attending night classes in pursuit of his law degree. He also represented underserved members of the community as part of the Unemployment Compensation Clinic.  Before entering law school, George worked in business tax compliance for one of the largest custodial banking and asset servicing companies in the world.  

As part of the experienced legal team at Rikard & Protopapas, George works on a variety of cases with a special focus on investment losses and securities litigation.  His diverse background in corporate compliance and criminal law provides him with a unique perspective to assist clients who have suffered financial loss.   

George and his wife make their home in Columbia, SC and enjoy many of the outdoor activities that South Carolina has to offer.  George is also an active member of the community, serving on the Special Olympics Committee for the Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar.