An Attorney Experienced With Financial Fraud Matters
If you have been the victim of financial fraud or have suffered investment losses because of investment fraud or negligence of a stockbroker, financial advisor, 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.
Financial services professionals and those that market and sell investment products to the public have an obligation to disclose all facts that would be material to your investment decision. Failure to provide you with this information may be deemed investment fraud, breach of fiduciary, stockbroker malpractice 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 and to act in your best interest in recommending investment products and investment strategies. 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 stockbroker negligence, investment advisor negligence, investment fraud or wrongdoing by an investment professional can be difficult. Many such cases are resolved in binding arbitration. Furthermore, 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. As an experienced FINRA attorney, Mr. Lendrum has extensive experience representing investors in FINRA arbitrations and financial services litigation, as well as state and federal courts throughout the United States.
Over 30 Years of Experience
Rated as the Top Lawyer in Securities Litigation by the San Diego Magazine, attorney Jeffrey Lendrum, at Lendrum Law Firm, fights to protect the rights of victims of financial fraud, stock fraud, investor fraud, stockbroker malpractice, and investment advisor malpractice. As an experienced securities attorney, Mr. Lendrum understands that the legal process can be overwhelming and intimidating, especially to those unaccustomed to legal matters. Mr. Lendrum is also experienced with securities arbitration. Let Lendrum Law Firm be your voice to get the full and fair compensation for your investment losses.
Mr. Lendrum’s legal abilities and ethics have been recognized by his peers. For more than 15 years, Mr. Lendrum has been AV Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible for attorneys. Mr. Lendrum has also received the following recognition by San Diego Magazine based on ethical standards and professional excellence:
- Top Lawyers In San Diego – Civil Litigation (2017 – 2019)
- Top Lawyers In San Diego – Securities Fraud (2014 – 2016)
- Top Lawyers In San Diego – Litigation (2013)
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 financial services fraud orchestrated by 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 three 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 investment fraud 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.
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, financial services malpractice, 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 products and investment strategies recommended by your investment advisor 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 stockbroker or investment advisor 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.
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*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.