Firm History

Our Back Story

The law addresses how we relate to each other and society. The law defines our relationship with people and things and offers everyone a road map of right and wrong. Today, far too many law firms see the law as a carnival ride where clients take a number and wait for what often is a predetermined outcome. But that is not how we view the law, and that is definitely not how Rikard & Protopapas works.

The lawyers at Rikard & Protopapas have been representing clients for decades. Prior to creating their firm, Robert Rikard and Peter Protopapas experienced first-hand the one-dimensional case management process that occurs in most law firms, and joined together to offer a different and unique experience and level of service for their clients.

Free Case Review

If you have a legal question, simply call our office and we will listen to you and clearly discuss your options. If you decide to make us part of your team, we will immediately begin to craft the very best strategy for handling your legal challenges. Then we will get busy and together we will meticulously build your case.

Put our decades of experience to work for you

Our legal experience and success is strong and built on helping each client achieve their goals. Our list of results for clients is long and varied. If you are selecting your attorney based on their success in generating awards, you will quickly find that we match up against anyone. In fact, Rikard & Protopapas consistently stands as a leader in securing money for our clients. We are litigators, not clerks. Our second home is the court room. And our first and foremost obligation is to you, the client.

Check out our bios, our case experience, and leaf through some of the outcomes we have secured for our clients. We are proud of our work. Then make a call. There is no charge for allowing us to evaluate your concerns. We will be happy to listen to you and determine how we can help you succeed.

Something Extra

We have cases and clients across the mid-Atlantic, the east coast regions of the United States, and across the country. By being active in the courts, we see countless people, and as a result, have a keen awareness of the diverse client needs that most law firms do not address. There are hundreds of thousands of people in our country who suffer a loss or are injured and have little understanding of their legal rights. Many people who desperately need help just do not know how to engage an attorney or find out what can be done about their issue.

That is why Rikard & Protopapas pioneered the “Momma Hurts” information campaign. Using many avenues of outreach, the “Momma Hurts” platform is designed to help working families get in touch with professionals who can advise them about accidents, wrecks, inadequate nursing home care, and long-lasting medical mistakes.  Rikard & Protopapas believes it has a community obligation to deliver information to the public about personal rights.  This effort is expanding into other creative outreach efforts that have our attorneys answering basic questions weekly through our social media feeds. These question and answer sessions are archived here () and can be viewed. You may very well see some useful information in these videos.