Brian R. Wilson
Brian was born and raised in Toronto, OH, a small town on the Ohio River. After graduating from Kent State University (1984) and Akron Law School (1987), he settled in Canton, OH, and has been a practicing personal injury attorney in Canton, Stark County, and Northeast Ohio since 1988.
Brian has litigated and tried cases to juries in numerous counties throughout Ohio, and has argued cases in numerous Courts of Appeal. Twice he has argued cases in The Ohio Supreme Court as well.
He has written numerous articles on various Ohio personal injury legal topics that have been published in Ohio Lawyer and Ohio Trial magazines. He has also written articles on Ohio medical malpractice issues on more than one occasion for the Ophthalmology Management Journal, as well as The Akron Beacon Journal and The Canton Repository. For well over a decade, he has lectured and taught legal seminar topics for various local lawyers’ organizations such as The Ohio Association For Justice, The Stark County Association For Justice, The Stark County Bar Association, and The Mahoning-Trumbull Trial Lawyers’ Association.
On two occasions, Brian has testified before The Ohio Legislature to oppose laws restricting Ohio personal injury victims' access to the courts.
From 2007 to 2010, Brian has been chosen as an Ohio “Superlawyer” by Ohio Superlawyer Magazine, an honor bestowed upon less than five percent of Ohio attorneys each year. In 2009, Brian received a Distinguished Service Award from The Ohio Association Of Justice. Brian lives in North Canton with his wife Jodi and children. He was active for years as a coach with the North Canton Little League and the North Canton YMCA. As for hobbies, Brian's passion is fishing, particularly for walleye, and gardening. He also admits to being a poor golfer!
Richard A. Nicodemo
Other than time away due to university studies (Ohio University, 1980, and Capital University, 1984), Rick Nicodemo has resided in Stark County, Ohio, his entire life. He began his legal career in 1984 with an eight year term in the Stark County Prosecutor’s office, where he was lead counsel in over 100 felony jury trials, including 4 capital murder cases. When he left the Prosecutor’s office in 1995, he brought with him extensive litigation experience as well as a heartfelt desire to represent the various legal needs of individuals and their families.
Although Rick’s larger cases have brought him some notoriety, for over two decades he has represented countless clients in various areas of practice, including automobile crashes, product liability, and medical malpractice; small business creation and litigation, wills, trusts and estates, personal bankruptcy, and criminal defense.
Rick’s professional and community service are as important to him as his work inside the office and courtroom. In addition to several years as an undergraduate law instructor at a local college and university, he has been recognized for his pro bono work for local senior citizens, has served and chaired numerous Bar Association committees and remains actively committed to many local non-profit groups and charities.