The Arbitration Process

Lafayette Securities Arbitration Lawyers

Safeguarding Clients' Investments

When investors and retirees lose money due to stockbrokers, brokerage firms or insurance companies participating in deceptive practices or following illegal procedures, they have the right to pursue legal action. Securities disputes in the United States are typically resolved by the Financial Regulatory Authority (FINRA) through an arbitration process.

At Willeford & Toledano, our New Orleans the arbitration process attorneys have decades of experience handling securities arbitration claims. We know how to evaluate financial records to uncover wrongdoing and irregularities. Additionally, our arbitration advocacy extends to filing a claim with FINRA to initiate the arbitration process for clients.

We accept select investor claims on a contingency fee basis. There is no fee for the initial consultation and preliminary investment account review.

Stress-Free Process

The FINRA process can be lengthy and complicated. We strive to eliminate as much stress as possible for our retired clients. We answer questions thoroughly using simple terms. We provide detailed information to help our clients understand the arbitration process. We recognize the significant financial hardships our clients may be facing. We are committed to navigating clients through the process as seamlessly as possible.

Our legal team is directed by attorney James F. Willeford, who has nearly 40 years of experience with securities arbitration. He has an intimate knowledge of the arbitration process. He understands the complex documentation exchanged in arbitration, including years' worth of:

  • Financial records
  • Bank statements
  • Tax returns
  • Brokerage statements
  • Written communications with your broker

He will represent your best interest at every stage of the arbitration process. If in your best interest, he can negotiate a settlement. However, taking your case to the arbitration hearing is often the best course of action. Though the decision of the arbitration panel is final, his extensive experience helps him provide effective guidance.

At the arbitration hearing, a three-member panel reviews the financial documents supplied by each party. Our lawyers consult with certified public accountants and other stockbrokers to analyze your investments and withdrawals. We know how to trace years' worth of financial data back to liable parties. We strive to convince the panel that you have a worthy claim.

Please contact our firm today for a free consultation. We are available to discuss your complex situation at 504-322-1488 or toll free at 877-281-4789. Hablamos español. We also provide interpreters for other languages, as needed.