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Richard Wayne concentrates his litigation practice in federal and state court. The types of matters he focuses on involve general business disputes, securities fraud litigation, shareholder derivative litigation, investor/broker disputes, product liability, litigation, healthcare litigation, consumer fraud litigation, construction related litigation, class action and complex multi-district litigation. Rick is actively involved in FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) arbitrations and mediations, representing both brokers and financial securities companies.

He also represents corporate and individual clients in connection with a variety of business and legal issues. This portion of his practice involves providing counsel to a variety of businesses which includes: brokerage and financial services firms, design professionals, physicians, a regional paper product distributor and a company providing products to the automotive industry.

Location

  • 150 East Fourth Street, Fourth Floor
    Cincinnati, OH 45202-4018

Languages

  • English

Education

  • University of Cincinnati, BA
  • University of Dayton, J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, Ohio State Bar Association

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Cincinnati Bar Association - Member
  • Cincinnati Bar Association, The Round Table - Development Co-Chair
  • Contemporary Arts Center - Board of Directors
  • Ohio Bar Association - Member
  • U.S. District Court S.D. Ohio Magistrate - Judges Merit Selection Committee
  • Weston Art Gallery (Aronoff Center for the Arts) - Advisory Committee

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs, Cincinnati (2022)
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs, Cincinnati (2015)
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs, Cincinnati (2013)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Special Focus

  • Defendants
  • Plaintiffs

Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Attorney
  • U.S. News Best Lawyers in America® Cincinnati Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year" 2013
  • U. S. News Best Lawyers in America®
  • Ohio Super Lawyers

Areas of Concentration

  • Federal and State Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Multi-District Litigation
  • Corporate Planning
  • Corporate Governance
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Construction Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Securities and Corporate Litigation
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Consumer Fraud Litigation
  • Representation of Public and Private Companies, Stock Brokerage Firms and Accounting Litigation
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Representation of Physicians, Medical Societies and Medical Institutions in Contracting and Litigation Matters

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