Richard C. Wayne, Sr.,
Litigation Services in Atlanta

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Mr. Wayne has been practicing as an attorney providing litigation services in Atlanta since 1996. Graduating with his Juris Doctor from Georgia State University Law School, he served as Chief Justice of the Honor Court. Mr. Wayne completed his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) at Oglethorpe University and holds a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA), and a Master's (MS) and Specialist degree in Professional Counseling also from Georgia State University.

Mr. Wayne began practicing law and providing litigation services in Atlanta as a contract attorney for top criminal defense attorneys in Atlanta, working on Federal Criminal Appeals. He then moved on to become a real estate closing attorney. While enjoying his work as a closing attorney, he missed the world of litigation. In 2001, he began his own civil litigation practice and in 2005, Mr. Wayne established Richard C. Wayne & Associates, P.C.

Courts:

  • Superior Courts in Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Memberships & Affiliations:

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia Real Estate Fraud Prevention and Awareness Coalition (GREFPAC)
  • Georgia Real Estate Closing Attorneys Association (GRECAA)

Matt Tokajer
Litigation Services in Atlanta

Prior to joining Richard C. Wayne & Associates in March 2020, Mr. Tokajer’s practice focused on bankruptcy, representing both creditors and debtors, commercial litigation and real estate law. Mr. Tokajer is motivated to use the experience he gained through many numerous bankruptcy cases and civil litigations to protect the rights of his clients and to protect his client’s livelihood and assets. Mr. Tokajer has experience in both State Court and Federal Court, and currently serves on the board of the Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Advocacy Group.

Mr. Tokajer attended Oglethorpe University and graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. Subsequently, Mr. Tokajer attended Georgia State University College of Law and graduated with his Juris Doctorate in 2015.

Courts:

  • Superior Courts in Georgia
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia

Memberships & Affiliations:

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • American Bar Association
  • Metro Atlanta Consumer Bankruptcy Advocacy Group
Deborah Kidd

Deborah Kidd
Litigation Services

Deborah Kidd areas of practice include entertainment law, corporate law, defamation law, employment law, contract law, and real estate law. Deborah Kidd is an Atlanta-based attorney, entrepreneur, and business advisor. Before joining Richard C. Wayne and Associates, Deborah represented clients across the nation focusing on the music and entertainment industry for over two decades. Her passion for intellectual property and guiding creators to develop their craft into self-sustaining business models in the music and entertainment fields has led to the cultivation of a robust client base across the disciplines of the music and entertainment industry. Her clients have included labels, recording artists, production houses, distributors, screenwriters, and media companies.

Deborah began her private law practice in 2008 after having served her country by joining the United States Air Force, serving as a Captain in the active-duty military with the Judge Advocate General Corps. Within JAG, she served as lead counsel for Federal Labor and Employment Law, engaged in many arbitration and mediation actions, served as trial counsel during courts-martial and Article 32 investigations, and as legal advisor and government counsel during administrative discharge boards. Upon leaving the USAF Jag Corps in 2006, Deborah continued her employment law career in private practice while adding entertainment law. Deborah has worked to give a voice to marginalized members of her community both through her legal work, through her production work, and through her work as a board member with the Veterans Empowerment Organization fighting to help homeless veterans become self-sustaining again.

Ms. Kidd received her undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Alabama-Huntsville, in 1995, her Juris Doctor degree from Samford University Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1999, her Entertainment and Media Law LLM from Southwestern School of Law in 2015, and her Masters in Music Business from Berklee College of Music in 2020.

Courts:

  • Superior Courts of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee
  • Shoshone and Arapahoe Tribal Court.

Memberships & Affiliations:

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • State Bar of Tennessee
  • State Bar of Colorado (inactive)
  • The Veterans Empowerment Organization – Board Member
  • The Recording Academy – Professional member
  • Real Property Law Section of the Georgia Bar (Section and List serve)
  • Entertainment Law Section of the Georgia Bar
  • Litigation Section of the American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association Forum on Entertainment and Sports Industry
  • Senior Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association
  • Law Practice Division of the American Bar Association
Deborah Kidd

Jennifer S. White

Law Clerk Prior to joining Richard C. Wayne & Associates in November 2022, Jennifer worked at a large insurance defense firm with a focus on assisting insurance companies in workers' compensation claims. Jennifer decided to leave defending insurance companies to fight for individual's livelihoods. She enjoys getting to know her clients and believes that relationship is crucial to advocating zealously for them. Jennifer attended the University of Georgia and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and International Affairs. Prior to pursuing law school, Jennifer worked as a paralegal at a personal injury law firm in Atlanta to gather some legal experience and to confirm her desire to become an attorney. She attended Georgia State University College of Law and graduated with her Juris Doctorate in 2021. When not working, Jennifer enjoys cooking, walking around Chastain Park, and spending time with her husband and dog.

Courts:

  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude - Georgia State College of Law
  • Interned for Judge Josh W. Thacker, Spalding County State Court
  • Bilingual: Fluent in English and Spanish (both oral and written)

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