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.
Every year since 2007, 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 spends as much time on the water as he can. He also loves vegetable gardening and canning. He also admits to being a poor golfer!
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.
If you’ve been in a collision, you’ve probably already received dozens of “solicitation” letters, a few slick videos, a copy of your accident report, and unfortunately, more than a few phone calls. None of these "practices" will bear our names, and for good reason: we believe they are offensive and an invasion of your privacy. In short, we believe that these tasteless pitches have done more harm to the perception and reputation of legal profession than anything else. In fact, as members of the Stark County Academy For Justice (formerly The Stark County Academy of Trial Lawyers), we fought for a proposed statewide 30 day ban on sending such letters after an accident. Unfortunately, our efforts failed, so those who choose to engage in these practices continue to do so with more fervor than ever.
That, of course, is their right. And we reserve the right as well to speak out against it, and call it what it is.
After over twenty years of practicing personal injury litigation throughout Ohio, we believe that our best work rests not in the form of mass mailings, but in more weighty things like competence, trust, and satisfied clients.
"Brian, you were awesome. I can't imagine changing anything! You were most informative, explained so that I could understand, helpful in more ways than I could have imagined. I only wish I had come to you first! I have already shared your name and will continue to do so. Your firm is top notch--very professional and yet caring--not everyone has that area of expertise..."
"Rick, everything was handled excellent and explained to me in great detail--great service!"
"I had no idea what to expect with my claim. And I was treated with respect. Never felt as if I asked anything stupid. I feel as if I made a new friend."
"...We are so pleased with the way you’ve handled our case!"
"We are very happy with the services received by Atty Wilson and staff. We don't feel he could have done more to get us a better deal on our settlement. Everyone is very personable and thorough in all matters. We think we were advised correctly and all was done with the best of our benefits in mind..."
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