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David P. Meyer, Esq. Founding Attorney

David P. Meyer is the founding principal of our law firm. David Meyer has earned a national reputation for successfully representing investors who are victims of investment fraud. He has represented approximately 1,000 individual investors from all across the country in securities arbitration and litigation against all major brokerage firms and has won verdicts, judgments and settlements of hundreds of millions of dollars for his clients.

$261 Million Verdict Against Prudential Securities

David Meyer served as lead counsel for hundreds of retirees in a class action against Prudential Securities and won a jury verdict in excess of $261 million, believed to be the largest jury verdict in Ohio's history. Read more about the verdict here.

He has also been appointed lead or co-lead counsel by state and federal courts throughout the country in numerous consumer class actions.

He is listed in the Best Lawyers in America® (2020), a distinction limited to just 4% of the practicing attorneys in the country as voted upon by other lawyers. Thomson Reuters has also named him one of the Top 100 Lawyers in the state of Ohio.

David Meyer has also achieved the peer review rating of AV-Preeminent® (5.0/5.0 – the highest rating available) under Martindale-Hubbell®'s rating system for legal ability and ethical standards. He is also rated a perfect 10/10 "Superb" by AVVO, an independent lawyer rating service.

Meyer is a recognized authority on securities arbitration procedure and often serves as a guest lecturer on securities fraud and stockbroker malpractice. Bar associations regularly invite him to speak to attorneys at educational seminars and he also provides education to investor groups, accountants and other financial professionals concerning investor protection.

He currently serves as an Officer and member of the Board of Directors of the Public Investors' Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), a national organization of attorneys dedicated to the advancement of investors' rights in securities arbitration proceedings.

David Meyer holds a business administration degree from Ohio University and a law degree and masters degree in tax law from Ohio's Capital University Law School. He is admitted to practice law in the states of Ohio and Michigan.

Partial Listing of Speaking Engagements by David P. Meyer, Esq.:

  • "Stockbroker Malpractice and Securities Arbitration" – Ohio Association for Justice Annual Convention, May, 2012
  • "Investment Scams Targeting the Elderly" — Columbus Bar Association - Chester Institute, 2011
  • "Stockbroker Malpractice and Securities Arbitration" – Annual Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Institute: Dayton Bar Association, 2010
  • “Two Top Minds Battling About Selling Away Cases," Moderator – Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, Annual Convention, October 2016
  • “Preventing Stockbroker Misconduct and Pursuing Investor Claims” – Ohio State Bar Association, Webcast Presentation, May 2015
  • “Ponzi Scheme Loss Recovery: Statutory Aiding and Abetting Claims” – Ohio Association for Justice, 2015 Annual Convention, May 2015
  • “Civil Liability under State Securities Laws” – Ohio State Bar Association, Webcast Seminar, April 2015
  • "Getting Personal with Securities Litigation in 2014" Featured Presenter – New York University Stern School of Business, New York City, April 2014
  • "Stockbroker Malpractice and Securities Arbitration" Featured Speaker – Warren County Bar Association CLE Seminar, March 2013
  • "Stockbroker Fraud and Securities Arbitration," Presenter – Columbus Bar Association, December 2012
  • "Third Annual CBA/COAJ Trial Skills Institute," Moderator – Columbus Bar Association, November 2012
  • "Investor Claims" – Ohio Association for Justice, Winter Convention, Cleveland, November 2012
  • "Fallout from Securities Fraud: Options for Recovery" – Annual Ohio Securities Conference, Ohio Division of Securities, October 2012
  • "Stockbroker Malpractice and Securities Arbitration" – Lake County, Ohio, Bar Association Presentation, October 2012
  • "When Investment Portfolios Fail: Holding Stockbrokers and Investment Counselors Accountable" – West Virginia Association for Justice Annual Convention, June, 2012
  • "Stockbroker Malpractice" – Annual Litigation Seminar: Central Ohio Association for Justice (COAJ), 2010
  • "Mandatory Securities Arbitration of Customer Claims against Brokerage Firms" – Panel Member, Ohio Division of Securities' Annual Securities Conference: State of Ohio Division of Securities, 2009
  • "What are the Pros and Cons of Class Arbitrations: Plaintiffs' Perspective" – Ohio Class Action Summit (sponsored by the law firm of Porter Wright), 2008
  • "Stockbroker Malpractice" – West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 2007
  • "Stockbroker Malpractice" – Stark County (Ohio) Elder Law Seminar, 2006
  • "Stockbroker Malpractice" – Seminar: Lancaster (Ohio) Estate Planning Group, 2005
  • "Variable Annuities: Financial Exploitation of the Elderly" – Elder Law Update; Annual Convention: Ohio State Bar Association, 2005
  • "Consumer Class Actions: In the Wake of New Federal Class Action Law" – Negligence Seminar; 2005 Annual Convention: Ohio Academy Of Trial Lawyers, 2005
  • "Stockbroker Malpractice" – Addressing Certified Public Accountants, Columbus, Ohio, 2004
  • "Stockbroker Malpractice" – Seminar: American Association of Individual Investors, 2004
  • "Stockbroker Malpractice" – Cleveland (Ohio) Bar Association (Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association), 2003
  • Attorneys David Meyer and Matthew Wilson have been selected to the list of Super Lawyers since 2011 and 2015 respectively.

  • Attorney David Meyer is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization recognizing attorneys who have secured million dollar cases.

  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ has recognized attorney David Meyer as an AV Preeminent® attorney in High Ethical Standing.

  • Attorneys David Meyer and Matthew Wilson have received a 10 out of 10 “Superb” rating on Avvo, calculated based on stringent and exhaustive criteria.

  • Attorney David Meyerhas been selected to the list of the Best Lawyers in America® for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs and Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs every year since 2011.

  • Attorney David Meyer was selected as the 2015 Lawyer of the Year for Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs for Columbus, OH by Best Lawyers®.

  • Meyer Wilson was ranked as a Tier 1 Best Law Firm for both Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs and Professional Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs by U.S. News.

A Firm That Gets Results

$30,000,000 Recovered for 100-Year Old Widow

David Meyer, founding partner at Meyer Wilson, represented a 100-year-old widow in an investment fraud case against multiple large financial institutions. The case resulted in $30,000,000 recovered in ...

$10,000,000 Recovered in Retirement Losses

Meyer Wilson represented more than 75 Midwest retirees against their brokerage firm who lost a substantial portion of the retirees' life savings. The clients collectively received more than ...

$6,500,000 Recovered for a Large Group of Individual Investors

Recovery against a major national brokerage firm for a group of over 100 individual investors throughout the country in FINRA arbitrations alleging losses stemming from mortgage backed securities.

$3,800,000 Recovered for Elderly Victim in Ponzi Scheme Case

Meyer Wilson recovered more than $3,800,000 for an elderly victim of a Ponzi scheme in case involving claims that the financial institution ignored many red flags.

$3,200,000 Recovered for More Than 50 Families of Ponzi Scheme in California

Victims of a large-scale Ponzi Scheme in Northern California recovered $3,200,000 of their investment losses through a settlement of several FINRA arbitration cases pursued by Meyer Wilson. The case ...

$3,200,000 Recovered for Elderly Ponzi Scheme Victim

Meyer Wilson recovered more than $3.2 million for an elderly victim of a Ponzi scheme in a case involving claims that the financial institution ignored many red flags.

$3,100,000 Recovered for 35 Families in Northeast Ohio

Meyer Wilson represented this group of individuals from Northeast Ohio against a national brokerage involving losses suffered in "promissory notes" sold by a broker registered with the brokerage firm.

$3,000,000 Losses Recovered for 20 Retirees

Meyer Wilson represented 20 Midwest families who lost more than 90% of their investments and recovered $3,000,000 from the brokerage firm responsible.

$2,500,000 Recovered for Retired Physician Against Major Wall Street Firm Prior ...

Meyer Wilson was successful in negotiating a investment fraud recovery of $2,500,000 for a retired physician after his financial advisor falsified documents and traded in the investment accounts ...

$1,800,000 Recovered for Nine Families in Florida

Nine families in Florida hired Meyer & Associates to pursue losses against a large brokerage firm involving unlicensed securities sold by a registered stockbroker.

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You trusted your financial advisor with your money, but now you're left wondering what went wrong. If you or a loved one suffered losses because of investment misconduct, Meyer Wilson can step in and fight to recover your losses. The team of investment fraud lawyers at the firm has been helping people like you since 1999 by winning judgments, settlements and verdicts worth hundreds of millions of dollars against brokerage firms, financial advisors and banks.

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