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Stockbroker Negligence Lawyer

Investment Firms and Bad Faith – Advice From an Attorney

Negligence is any conduct that falls below the set standard of care that a reasonable, prudent person would have utilized in the same situation. The legal duty that brokers owe to investors is a standard duty of care that includes due diligence and operating in good faith.

To be held liable for negligence, it is not necessary for the broker to have intended the consequences of the negligent act. If a reasonable, prudent person would have foreseen the potential for the consequences arising out of such an act and taken reasonable steps to prevent such consequences from occurring, the act can be deemed a negligent one.

Due to the immense trust investors place in brokers and securities advisors, these professionals owe their clients a heightened standard of care in maintaining and monitoring their accounts. If this standard of care is violated, investors may suffer significant losses due to a broker's negligence.

Broker Negligence Comes in Many Forms

In a stockbroker misconduct case, your investment fraud attorney will be required to show that your broker's actions fell below the standard of care. The following are examples of possible negligence:

  • Your broker recommended an investment to you that a reasonable, prudent financial advisor would not have recommended given your investment objectives.
  • Your broker failed to monitor and maintain your accounts to prevent adverse consequences from taking place and you suffered financial loss as a result.

Broker negligence claims are different from other legal cases and almost always require mandatory securities arbitration before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Not every lawyer is equipped to represent broker negligence cases, so you need to be cautious in your selection of a law firm.

Enlist an Investment Misconduct Attorney from Meyer Wilson

If you have suffered financial loss due to the negligence of a broker, securities advisor or brokerage firm, skilled and experienced securities litigation attorneys may have the ability to recover your assets. Meyer Wilson investment loss lawyers collectively possess over five decades of experience helping victims of broker fraud, and in our history have helped nearly a thousand clients successfully recover hundreds of millions of dollars. Our aggressive pursuit of claims on behalf of investor fraud victims resulted in over $350 million returned to our clients.

Our tireless work on behalf of our clients extends from coast to coast and border to border. Meyer Wilson has clients nationwide, from San Diego and Tampa to New York and Seattle. If you want the insight of a lawyer with experience taking on the nation's largest investment firms, complete our online form for a free case evaluation.

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Meyer Wilson has represented over 1,000 individual investors in high-stakes claims across the country, and has recovered over $350 million on their behalves. See what former clients have to say about our team.

  • “I primarily worked with Courtney Werning throughout the process and she was informative and knowledgeable. I trusted and fully recommend Courtney and her team.”

    - S.R.
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    - R.G.
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  • “We went to arbitration with the other respondent and I got to see firsthand the level of professionalism and expertise the Meyer Wilson firm can deliver.”

    - D.V.
  • “Chad would take the time to call and talk with me. His explanations were always clear and concise. I also appreciate all the effort put into the details and statistics required to argue this case.”

    - P.N.
  • “Meyer Wilson was able to produce the results that we felt were obvious and warranted while several other firms and even state offices simply had trouble understanding let alone moving the case forward.”

    - B.K.
  • “My overall experience was positive and I would encourage anyone who even thinks they have been a victim of stockbroker misconduct to call David.”

    - S.T.
  • “Meyer Wilson represented me in a suit brought last year against my brokerage firm, securing a very fair and equitable settlement for me.”

    - R.G., M.D.
  • “Right from the start, you had the passion and desire to win this case for us. I have never worked with an attorney or firm as compassionate as yours. I would highly recommend your firm to anyone.”

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