Akron Bar Association
Wayne Rice has been a licensed attorney since 1976. For a significant portion of his professional career, he served as in-house counsel for several Akron area financial institutions including a community savings bank that he helped organize. In addition to his duties as legal counsel, his responsibilities included corporate governance and compliance management.
Wayne also has experience as a solo practitioner and with small firms. His practice was primarily in the areas of business organization, estate planning and probate and trust administration. For ten years, he was an adjunct professor in the MBA program at Walsh University where he taught business ethics.
Currently, Wayne is Bar Counsel for the Akron Bar Association, where he provides guidance and administrative oversight for the Grievance, Fee Arbitration, Bar Student and Applicants and Unauthorized Practice of Law Committees. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Akron School of Law and is admitted to practice in Ohio and before the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio.