Mr. Rickner is the leader of the Economic Development Practice Group. He is a diverse trial lawyer whose litigation practice includes all forms of commercial and business disputes and product liability defense. Mr. Rickner's experience includes a wide variety of jury cases in state and federal courts in North Carolina and before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. He advises clients and litigates cases involving all forms of commercial disputes, including contract breaches, business disputes, fraud, and securities litigation. Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Rickner practiced law in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He has been rated by his peers as being "preeminent" in his fields of law. Mr. Rickner is active in various civic organizations.