Smiley Bishop & Porter LLP are primarily securities litigation and securities arbitration attorneys, with a focus on cases involving defrauded investors, suitability claims, and mismarketed investment products.
If you believe you have been a victim of investment fraud, that your investments were mishandled or if you otherwise feel that you’ve wrongfully suffered losses at the hands of a financial adviser or brokerage firm, we want to hear from you.
We also represent registered representatives and other brokerage firm personnel in disputes with their employers in the securities industry. These cases include controversies concerning: promissory notes; deferred compensation; protocol compliance; whistleblower claims; and Form U-5 defamation.
Other Practice Areas
In addition to our active securities practice, our lawyers handle business and commercial disputes, lending-related controversies, small business dissolution conflicts, and claims arising from failed real estate investments.
Our securities lawyers represent individual and institutional investors with claims against brokerage firms and financial advisers.
We have represented investors from all across America and throughout the World who have come to us with a variety of stock and investment-related matters.
The securities disputes our clients encounter vary considerably. With over 50 years of combined securities experience, our securities lawyers can handle not only traditional issues relating to stocks and bonds (such as suitability problems, misrepresentations and omissions, churning) but also new problems arising from new and exotic securities products.
Our clients are as diverse as the types of securities issues they face and have included the following types of individuals and entities:
- Pension Plans and Trusts
- Corporate Executives
- High Net Worth Individuals
- Blue Collar Workers
- Elderly Investors
We have worked on several of the largest and most widely publicized arbitration cases in the nation.
Our securities litigation and arbitration attorneys have won substantial awards for investors, including in some cases, recovery of attorneys’ fees and punitive damages.
While many of the matters we have handled were settled under confidential terms, a number of our cases have gone to hearing and seen awards.
For a sample of cases, including claims involving stock fraud, in which we have obtained significant awards on behalf of our clients, see our winning cases page.