Randy Wiseman returned to Bricker Graydon 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 Graydon's general counsel, Randy served as Claims and Loss Prevention Counsel, Ethics Counsel, the Firm's Employment Counsel, and Compliance Counsel. Randy handled 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. On December 31, 2022, Randy stepped down as the firm’s general counsel and became Of Counsel.  Randy provides mediation and arbitration services, and has served on the United States District Court panel of mediators, the panel of arbitrators for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the International Court of Arbitration. Randy also serves as a hearing officer for Title IX matters.

Industries & Practices


Capital University Law School (J.D., 1974)

East Tennessee State University (B.S., 1969)


  • 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)

Professional Activities

  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association
  • 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)


Counsel in defense of numerous class actions involving insurance issues

Lead counsel in representation of insurance companies in contractual/business disputes with other insurance companies

Lead counsel in major class action for automobile dealers against the manufacturer involving violations of "dealer day in Court laws"

Lead counsel in actions against the manufacturers of the Dalkon Shield, obtaining favorable results in each case

Lead counsel in complex intra-family dispute involving numerous trusts and closely held corporations and real estate holdings

Trial counsel to major national and international client involving lawsuits attempting to prevent them from opening commercial hazardous waste incinerator

Trial counsel in various cases involving computer software agreements

Trial counsel for major cellular telephone company contesting constitutionality of state legislation and disputes over siting of towers

Trial counsel for Canadian company in lawsuit involving real estate development in central Ohio

Trial counsel in CERCLA litigation representing current owner against various potentially responsible parties

Trial counsel in defense of ERISA class action and various non-class action ERISA cases

Defense of proceedings involving actions before the National Association of Securities Dealers

Defense of lawsuits involving financial products and suitability issues

Representation of Governor of Ohio in disclosure of records issue

Mediation & Arbitration Experience

Handled arbitrations as a member of the panel of arbitrators for the American Arbitration Association

United States District Court Panel of Mediators

Served on arbitration panel for International Court of Arbitration

Conducted numerous private mediations

Outside The Office

Randy has been active with bar activities having served several terms on the Columbus Bar Association Professional Ethics Committee and is currently a member of the Character and Fitness Committee.  Randy is a long time member of the Board of LifeCare Alliance having served as chair of that Board and is currently a member of its executive committee. Randy enjoys playing golf, fly fishing, reading and driving race cars.

Randolph Wiseman, Bricker Graydon LLP Photo

Randolph C. Wiseman

Of Counsel
  • 100 South Third Street
    Columbus, OH 43215 -4291


  • 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
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
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