Financial Fraud & Investment Loss Recovery

If you have been the victim of financial fraud or have suffered investment losses because of the wrongdoing of a stockbroker, financial advisor or investment company, or the individual or entity that created the investment product (sometimes known as the sponsor), you want an experienced and aggressive attorney to stand up for your rights.

Schedule a confidential consultation at the Lendrum Law Firm by calling 888-809-7832 or by completing a convenient email contact form.

Experienced Financial Fraud Lawyer in San Diego, California

As an investor, those promoting an investment product have the obligation to disclose all facts that would be material to your investment decision. Failure to provide you with this information may be by investment fraud or securities fraud.

Similarly, if you have hired a financial professional to provide you with advice, that professional also has the obligation to provide you with material facts. If the financial professional provided you with inaccurate or less than complete information through negligence, you may have a claim for stockbroker malpractice or financial advisor malpractice.

A Knowledgeable Look at Complex Cases

Proving negligence, investment fraud or wrongdoing by an investment professional can be difficult. Many such cases are resolved in binding arbitration. Furthermore, the investment companies have a lot of money to spend protecting their own interests. You want a lawyer who knows and understands the laws, one who has successfully helped others in similar situations. The Lendrum Law Firm represents investors in FINRA arbitrations, as well as state and federal courts throughout the United States.

Over 25 Years of Experience

Rated as the Top Lawyer in Securities Litigation in 2014 by the San Diego Magazine, attorney Jeffrey Lendrum, at the Lendrum Law Firm, fights to protect the rights of victims of financial fraud and investment losses. He understands that the legal process can be overwhelming and intimidating, especially to those unaccustomed to legal matters. Let the Lendrum Law Firm be your voice to get the full and fair compensation for your losses.

Smart. Analytical. Strategic. Jeff is a dynamic, motivated attorney committed to attaining justice. Jeff represented me in a contentious securities litigation and I am thankful I found him. I absolutely recommend the Lendrum Law Firm.

Michele S.

Mr. Lendrum's legal abilities and ethics have been recognized by his peers. For each of the past 15 years, Martindale-Hubbell rating service has awarded Mr. Lendrum the distinguished AV Preeminent rating. This peer-review rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney and is awarded annually based on confidential reviews by judges and attorneys and is reserved for those select attorneys demonstrating pre-eminent legal abilities and the highest ethical standards of practice.

Mr. Lendrum has also received the following recognitions by San Diego Magazine based on ethical standards and professional excellence:

  • Top Lawyers In San Diego - Securities Fraud (2014)
  • Top Lawyers In San Diego - Litigation (2013)

Attorney Lendrum provides a free initial consultation to victims of financial fraud and investment loss. To set up an appointment, contact the firm or call (toll free at 888-809-7832).

Protecting Victims of Financial Fraud and Investment Loss

We are proud to say that Mr. Lendrum has been instrumental in recovering in excess of $100 million in investment losses on behalf of investors.

Every year, millions of individuals (both sophisticated in the stock market and those with little or no investment experience) lose billions of dollars by entrusting their hard-earned savings to unscrupulous individuals. While not all investment losses are recoverable, where the losses are the result of improper conduct by an investment professional, such as a stockbroker, investment advisor, trustee, and/or an insurance agent, often the losses can be recovered.

Achieving Maximum Recovery

With more than two decades of securities litigation experience, Mr. Lendrum is uniquely qualified to represent investors in recovering investment losses. Mr. Lendrum's success is due in part to the fact that in the first six years of his legal career, Mr. Lendrum successfully defended stockbrokers, financial advisers and broker-dealers in numerous cases filed by investors. In other words, Mr. Lendrum knows how the other side thinks and this is a tremendous benefit to achieving the maximum recovery on behalf of his clients.

The attorneys at the firm have successfully prosecuted claims against some of the world's largest securities brokerage firms such as Morgan Stanley, Dean Witter, Merrill Lynch, Solomon Smith Barney, WM Financial, Wells Fargo Securities, A.G. Edwards and US Bancorp Piper Jaffray.

Mr. Lendrum is one of a select group of attorneys who successfully challenged an NASD arbitration award in federal court. In 2006, Mr. Lendrum obtained a finding by a United States District Court Judge that an NASD arbitration panel committed "manifest disregard of the law" by not awarding Mr. Lendrum's clients the full extent of their investment losses. This historical decision received national recognition and was the subject of multiple articles in the New York Times.

Though Mr. Lendrum's practice now focuses almost exclusively on prosecuting claims against investment professionals, including financial advisers, stockbrokers and insurance agents, Mr. Lendrum's experience in defending securities brokers provides invaluable insight into designing the appropriate prosecution strategy to maximize his clients' recovery.

The Lendrum Law Firm is currently evaluating and prosecuting claims on behalf of investors who have experienced investment losses caused by their financial advisers. These claims include breach of fiduciary duty, elder abuse, stockbroker malpractice, securities fraud, broker-dealer liability, negligence, misrepresentations and/or omissions of material facts, fraud, conflicts of interest and other professional misconduct.

Experienced Advocate in Securities Litigation

The firm handles all types of litigation involving the sale or recommendation of securities (i.e., investment products). If you have given money to another person to have them invest it for you, and you have suffered losses, you may have a claim. The firm represents investors in actions involving:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty (duty of loyalty). Your investment advisor has put his or her interests above your interests. This means that all investment product recommendations must be in your best interests.
  • Breach of duty to fully disclose all material facts. Your investment advisor has convinced you to purchase an investment by not fully disclosing all of the risks or other important facts about the investment.
  • Breach of duty to conduct due diligence on an investment. Your broker sold you an investment without adequately researching the investment or the individuals involved in the investment.

If you are concerned that you can't afford an attorney because you have lost everything, you need not fear. The firm is willing to handle some securities litigation and investment fraud cases on a contingent fee basis. If your case is accepted on a pure contingency basis, you will only pay attorney fees if compensation is recovered for your losses. Lendrum Law Firm is prepared to seek punitive damages to the extent permitted by law.

Contact the Firm

To schedule a free initial consultation, contact the firm online or call 619-573-6903 (toll free at 888-809-7832) for an appointment. Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Evening and weekend meetings can be scheduled upon request.

The Lendrum Law Firm is AV Preeminent-rated under Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Rating System*.