In matters involving investment fraud, or claims against stockbrokers for fraud, customers should consider hiring an investment fraud lawyer. It is important that you consult with qualified securities or investment fraud lawyer to determine which deadlines may apply to your particular claims. The determination for the need for legal services and the choice of a lawyer are extremely important decisions that should not be based solely on advertisements or self proclaimed expertise in the area of investment fraud.
Another problem with attorneys inexperienced in this field is that they often don't know the law or how to handle cases involving investment fraud. This is very common in recent years as a flood of new attorneys has started practicing securities and investment fraud law. Three-quarters of the attorneys who claim to do securities and investment fraud cases did not do them four years ago. We've seen cases where investors had legitimate complaints, but their lawyers sat on the case too long, allowing the statute of limitations to expire. If you have a good case and your lawyer doesn't file a case within 90 days, then you need a different lawyer.
All potential clients are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any lawyer being considered. The limitation or concentration in any area of practice by any lawyer including the areas of investment fraud or stockbroker fraud does not however mean that a lawyer is a specialist or expert in that particular field of law, nor does it mean that the lawyer is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer.
There are however lawyers that concentrate of have experience in certain securities related matters and claims against stockbrokers for investment fraud. Before hiring an investment fraud lawyer, potential clients ought to investigate that lawyer, and determine how many securities fraud, or investment fraud matters has that particular lawyer represented clients. A potential client ought to inquire as to how many investment fraud or securities fraud cases has that particular lawyer represented clients at a final hearing or trial.
In addition, any potential client ought to contact the local bar association where that lawyer is licensed to practice law and determine if the lawyer is in good standing, or if there have ever been any lawsuits or complaints against that lawyer for malpractice of the violation of the rules of professional conduct.
No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed by us is greater than the quality of legal services to be performed by other lawyers. No certification as a specialist or certification in any field of practice has been granted or approved by any state or the American Bar Association particularly in the areas of investment fraud, or securities fraud litigation.