Randolph C. Wiseman

Randy Wiseman has returned to Bricker & Eckler as the firm's general counsel after a five-year term as Senior Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. Before joining Nationwide Randy was a partner in the Bricker & Eckler Litigation group where he served as chair, and as the firm's ALAS counsel.

In his position as Bricker's general counsel, Randy serves as Claims and Loss Prevention Counsel, Ethics Counsel, the Firm's Employment Counsel, and Compliance Counsel. Randy handles other legal issues, including review and negotiation of contracts, leases, deeds, and legal instruments related to significant firm transactions, and advising Firm Management and the Executive Committee. Randy also provides mediation and arbitration services, and has served on the United States District Court panel of mediators, the panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association and the International Court of Arbitration.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Past President, Federal Bar Association, Columbus Chapter
  • Past President, Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Instructor, Civil Procedure, Capital University Law School, 1980-1986
  • Chair, Board of Trustees, LifeCare Alliance, 2008-2010
  • Immediate Past Chair, Board of Trustees, LifeCare Alliance, 2010-2012
  • Former Member, Board of Trustees, Children's Hunger Alliance
  • Former Chairman, Board of Trustees, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid-Ohio Chapter
  • Appointed by Judges of Southern District of Ohio, Magistrate Judge Selection Committee
  • Former Chair, Litigation Department, Bricker & Eckler LLP, 1994 –2001

Presentations & Published Works

  • Author, "Proof of Authentication Under the New Ohio Rules of Evidence," 6 Capital University Law Review 625, 1977
  • Contributing Editor, Evidence in America: The Federal Rules in the States, Michie Company, p. 198

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association; Columbus Bar Association
  • Admitted, United States Supreme Court; Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals; United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio; United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio; Ohio Supreme Court; United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Awards & Recognition

  • Ranked, AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed, Best Lawyers in America (business litigation), 2005-2006
  • Listed, Who's Who in American Law
  • Listed, Ohio Super Lawyers, 2004


  • Capital University Law School (J.D., 1974)
  • East Tennessee State University (B.S., 1969)