Did you suffer significant losses in your investment account in 2008 or later?

We are currently filing such cases but they must be filed soon. Do NOT wait.

Even if you do not have a case, we can explain why your losses occurred - there is no cost.

If your advisor was or is a friend, be assured we respect that and only name the firm.

Most (90%) of our cases settle favorably for our client before any formal hearing is necessary.

There is no reason not to call us. Besides that, we are nice people and easy to talk to!

 

 

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Important Advice From Graham Law Offices

THREE MYTHS THE BROKERS WANT YOU TO BELIEVE

1. THE MARKET GOES UP, THE MARKET GOES DOWN. THERE IS NOTHING AN INVESTOR CAN DO ABOUT BIG LOSSES.
Wrong. Brokers exist for one reason: to use all their expensive expertise to protect investors from exposure of their invested assets to excessive risk. When an investor’s portfolio makes them vulnerable to losses, it often means the broker violated their legal duties. Brokers are well paid for what they do: minimizing your exposure to risk of loss is not rocket science and is what the law requires.

2. IT'S TOO DIFFICULT AND EXPENSIVE TO PURSUE A LEGAL CLAIM FOR MY LOSSES.

Wrong. Investor claims against stock brokerages are filed in arbitration, not court. The process is designed to be quick and straighforward. Almost everything is done by our firm on paper. There are no depositions. In over 90% of our cases, the claim is settled and the client receives money without the need for any formal evidentiary hearing. If the laws are violated and as a result you lost money, the Arbitration Panel will award you, the investor, compensation for your losses, and other remedies as well which can include interest at 12% from the date of loss, attorneys fees, and punitive damages.

3. I CAN'T AFFORD A LAWYER TO HANDLE A CASE TO RECOVER MY STOCK LOSSES.
Wrong. We work for a percentage of what we recover for you (contingent fees are contingent on success).  You don't pay attorneys' fees until and unless we are successful for you. Lawyers who charge by the hour are paid large sums ($300 per hour is the average hourly rate, but it can be higher) regardless of whether they prevail for you. Hourly attorneys also have no incentive to seek an early resolution, as that means the end of hourly billing. We feel strongly that contengent fees protect the clients - we only get paid if we win for you.