Robert Wayne Pearce has been a trial attorney for more than 40 years. During that time, he developed a well-respected and highly accomplished legal career representing investors and brokers in disputes with one another and the government and industry regulators. Securities attorney Pearce has tried, arbitrated and mediated hundreds of investment-related disputes. These disputes generally involved complex securities, commodities, administrative, contract, commercial, business tort and employment law issues. He has represented a multitude of clients on both sides of the table in Federal and state courts (trial and appellate). He has a vast amount of experience in administrative, arbitration, and mediation proceedings and disciplinary actions before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodities Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), National Futures Association (“NFA”), and Florida Office of Financial Regulation (FLA-OFR).

Mr. Pearce is a Florida Circuit Court Civil Mediator and a highly respected mediator in the FINRA Mediation Program. He also serves as a private judge or arbitrator in mini-trials and arbitration proceedings, respectively. Mr. Pearce has also served as a Federal Court-appointed Receiver, in which an attorney is called upon by Federal and state regulators (SEC, CFTC and FLA-OFR) to take over companies engulfed in legal problems.

Attorney Pearce has earned the rating of AV Preeminent, the highest rating possible through the Martindale-Hubbell peer rating program. He has also been named a Florida Super Lawyer through Thomson Reuters for Securities Litigation, meaning that he is in the top 5% for his area of law. Read the feature article about him in the Florida 2014 Super Lawyers magazine entitled “No Excuses – How Robert Wayne Pearce Stared Down Personal Disaster“. Additionally, Mr. Pearce is a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group in which fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members, for the numerous million dollar and multi-million dollar awards he has won for his clients. Most recently, Attorney Pearce was a Daily Business Review finalist for its “2013 Most Effective Lawyer” honor in the category of Mediation and Arbitration for the $2.75 million award won on behalf of his client. All of these accolades are a clear indication of Attorney Pearce’s experience, knowledge and level of dedication to getting the best results possible for each and every one of his clients.

    Areas of Practice
    Courtroom Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation Proceedings Involving:

  • Federal and State Securities law
  • Federal Commodities Futures, FOREX and Leveraged Precious Metals law
  • SEC, CFTC, FINRA, NFA, FL-OFR Rules, Regulations, Practices and Procedures
  • The Prudent Investor Rule, Undue Influence and Interference law governing Wills and Trusts
  • Stockbroker Form U-5, Promissory Note, Forgivable Loan, Contract, Defamation, Discrimination and Employment Law
  • Financial Abuse of Elderly law
  • Business Fraud law

    Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Broward County Justice Association
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association
  • Public Investor Arbitration Bar Association
  • South Palm Beach County Bar Association

    Past Employment Positions

  • Lerner & Pearce, P.A., January 1, 1990 - December 31, 1999
  • Lerner, Harris, Pearce, P.A., March 1, 1983 - December 31, 1989
  • U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, May 1, 1980 - February 28, 1983
$21,000,000 Final Judgment for Civil Theft
$8,500,000 Stockbroker Bond Fraud Settlement
$8,200,000 Stockbroker Margin Account Liquidation Settlement
$7,800,000 Stockbroker Option Fraud Settlement
$6,000,000 Stockbroker Bond & Bond Fund Fraud Settlement
$5,800,000 Arbitration Award for Stockbroker Fraud
$5,500,000 FINRA Arbitration Settlement
$5,000,000 FINRA Arbitration Settlement
$4,300,000 Federal Court Class Action Settlement
$3,500,000 Florida State Court Settlement
$3,350,000 FINRA Arbitration Settlement
$3,200,000 FINRA Arbitration Award
$2,750,000 FINRA Arbitration Award
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