Retired professor of Paralegal Studies, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
B.A. in Creative Writing, Ohio University, Athens Ohio. Summa Cum Laude
J.D., Claude W. Petit College of Law, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio.
Richard Weiner has been a writer for his entire life, starting with writing short science fiction stories in elementary school. He received his undergraduate degree in Creative Writing, specializing in poetry and short fiction, a time that included studying poetry with Allen Ginsburg.
Following a stint studying acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, he moved on to a legal career, engaging in a solo practice of law in Cleveland, Ohio.
Retiring from law practice, he began teaching paralegal studies, first at small private practices, and finally at Kent State University. During his teaching career in Paralegal Studies, English, and Legal Technology, he taught virtually every legal course in existence, concentrating on developing and teaching courses in legal research and writing, and legal ethics.
At the same time as he was engaged in teaching, he launched a writing career that has spanned decades, concentrating on legal issues, particularly in the marketplace and in the confluence of legal technology and legal ethics. He has written a weekly column on legal technology for the Akron Legal News for over 20 years, becoming one of the first writers anywhere to sound the alarm on law firm computer security, and continuing to harp on law firm security issues. Over this time, he has published well over 2 million words on these and other topics in numerous local and national publications, written numerous web pages and blogs for attorneys, and advised several startups in the legal technology space.
Mr. Weiner and his wife Nancy have four children, with one granddaughter and another on the way. They live in Kent, Ohio.