Gary J. Rickner - Ward and Smith, P.A.

Gary J. Rickner

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1995

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.

Taylor UniversityBA 1971Cumberland School of Law of Samford UniversityJ.D. 1974
•American Bar Association•American College of Trial Lawyers •American College of Trial Lawyers•Defense Research Institute•Eastern North Carolina Inn of Court•Federal Bar Association•Indiana State Bar Association•North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys•North Carolina Bar Association•North Carolina Economic Developers Association•The Voice of Defense Bar* Please see the following websites for an explanation of the membership standards for the following recognitions:

Office Location

Wade II, Suite 400
5430 Wade Park Boulevard
P.O. Box 33009
Raleigh, NC 27636-3009
United States

Practice Areas

Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation