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Peter Protopapas

Rikard & Protopapas LLC
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Peter Protopapas
Rikard & Protopapas LLC

Practice Areas

Tractor-Trailer Accidents

Wrongful Death

Business Litigation

Securities Litigation

Legal Malpractice

Peter Protopapas is recognize by number of professional rating services as being among the region’s top legal professionals. He has received the designation of Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Columbia, South Carolina, and has been named Legal Elite by Columbia Business Monthly in the area of Business Litigation Law.

Educational Background

University of Massachusetts (B.A., 1992)

University of Florida (M.A., 1994)

University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D., 2000)


Peter Protopapas came to South Carolina to attend law school. Raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Peter grew up in a large family whose roots span two continents. After college, Peter’s strong interests in business and law spurred him on to earn both a Master of Arts and a J.D. in law. Because of his training, Peter handles a wide variety of complex business and professional malpractice cases throughout South Carolina. He frequently litigates matters involving business contract disputes, securities and stock losses, and class actions. Known as a tough negotiator and court room advocate, Peter also spends a great deal of his practice representing clients who have suffered catastrophic personal injury in automobile and trucking accidents. Peter, his wife and children live in Columbia.

Peter has volunteered his time to community activities and served as a Board Member for South Carolina Legal Services, a non-profit organization which assists South Carolinians.

Peter is active in legal groups such as the South Carolina Bar Association, the John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court, and the South Carolina Association of Justice.

He is a member of the South Carolina Bar and qualified to practice in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina and United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

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