Ohio investment fraud attorney Robert Wayne Pearce at the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce P.A., have extensive experience representing investors and organizations in securities arbitrations through FINRA in the State of Ohio.

Have you fallen victim to investment fraud? Are you looking for an experienced attorney to help you fight for the compensation you deserve?

You need an investment fraud lawyer who is dedicated to protecting your rights as a Ohio-based investor.

For over 40 years Mr. Pearce has personally helped victims of investment fraud. He understands the frustration and stress that comes with being a victim of investment fraud, and we are here to help you navigate the legal process and hold those responsible accountable.

Since 1980, we have been devoted to helping investors and have successfully recovered over $175 million in settlements and verdicts on their behalf. View client testimonials here. We have experience handling all types of securities fraud cases and utilize all available legal avenues from the federal level to Ohio law as it applies to investment fraud cases. Don’t let investment fraud ruin your financial future – contact the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A. today via our quick-response form, or call (800) 732-2889.

Definition of Investment Fraud and Securities Fraud

Investment fraud, often referred to as securities fraud, encompasses the use of deceitful tactics, such as providing false or misleading information, to coerce investors into making decisions that lead to significant financial losses. In some cases, unscrupulous brokers might go as far as directly stealing funds or securities from investors.

Example Scenario: A broker convinces an investor to allocate a substantial part of their retirement savings into a high-risk, non-liquid investment, understating the associated risks and exaggerating the potential gains while urging a swift decision. Unfortunately, the investment fails, resulting in substantial losses.

When you initially engaged your broker-dealer, you probably expected them to prioritize your best interests. However, it’s not uncommon for brokers and financial advisors to fail in meeting their fiduciary responsibilities or to engage in outright securities fraud. They may deceive you regarding investment opportunities, hide associated risks, excessively trade (or churn) to earn commissions, or impose hidden fees that lead to overcharging.

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Ohio and Federal Laws That Protect Investors

Ohio investors benefit from a robust framework of protections designed to ensure fair and transparent markets. These safeguards include:

  • Key Laws and Regulations
    • Ohio Securities Act: The cornerstone of Ohio investor protection, this law combats fraud, mandates the registration of most securities, and provides avenues for investors to seek recourse if they’ve been misled.
    • Ohio General Corporation Law: This outlines shareholder rights and the responsibilities of company leaders, aiming to ensure that corporations act in the shareholders’ best interests.
    • Ohio Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA): This broad law empowers investors to take action against unfair or deceptive investment practices.
  • Governing Agencies
    • Ohio Securities Division: This agency is the primary watchdog for the Ohio securities industry. They register offerings, license brokers, investigate misconduct, and educate investors about their rights.
    • Office of the Ohio Attorney General (Consumer Protection Division): Focused on consumer protection, this office can intervene in cases of investment
  • National Regulatory Bodies
    • FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority): FINRA oversees all broker-dealers in the US, setting ethical standards, enforcing securities laws, and providing investor education resources. They work alongside the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) for broad investor protection.

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How our Ohio Securities Law Attorneys Can Help You

While experiencing losses is a natural aspect of investing, brokers who commit fraud can be held legally accountable. If you suspect that you have been defrauded by your broker, it’s crucial to seek out a lawyer specializing in investment fraud cases. Additionally, it may be necessary to report your concerns to regulatory authorities such as the SEC or FINRA, which handle issues like market manipulation and insider trading.

The sooner you act, the greater your chances of recovering compensation. At the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., we have helped countless investors recover their losses due to investment fraud. We will thoroughly investigate your case, uncovering any misrepresentation or fraudulent activity, and fight to get you justice and the compensation you deserve.

If you have suffered financial losses due to a stockbroker or advisor’s negligence or fraud, the quickest way to determine if you have a viable case is to contact our office at 800-732-2889. Our skilled and experienced investment fraud law firm is prepared to advocate on your behalf. Here’s how we can help:

  • Represent & Advise: We’ll stand as your legal representative, advising you on your rights and options throughout the process.
  • Investigate & Analyze: We’ll thoroughly investigate your case, meticulously analyzing financial documents and potential fraudulent schemes to uncover evidence of wrongdoing.
  • Identify Liable Parties: We’ll work strategically to identify all potentially liable parties, including brokers, financial advisors, and financial institutions.
  • File Complaints & Lawsuits: We’ll file formal complaints with regulatory agencies (such as the SEC or FINRA) and, when necessary, initiate lawsuits to protect your interests.
  • Litigate & Negotiate: We are skilled litigators ready to fight aggressively for you in court or arbitration. Additionally, we’ll negotiate tirelessly to secure the most favorable settlement possible.
  • Recover Losses: Our ultimate goal is to recover your financial losses and protect you from further harm. We are results-driven and committed to achieving the maximum financial recovery you deserve.

Can I Recover my Investment Losses?

In order to recover your investment losses, you must hire an experienced attorney to prove that your broker-dealer or financial advisor violated the Securities Act of 1933, Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Ohio Securities Act, committed fraud, breached their fiduciary duty to you as an investor or acted negligently and caused you damages.

In most cases, this means filing a FINRA arbitration claim against the broker-dealer and/or representative.

The majority of securities fraud cases are handled by FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) rather than being brought to the court system.

FINRA arbitration is a streamlined, cost-effective way to resolve disputes between investors and their brokers without going to court – it also allows you to collect punitive damages, which are not available in civil court.

As an investor, you have certain rights that must be respected and protected.

We are conducting investigations into various financial firms and stockbrokers in Ohio who might be the focus of customer complaints, could potentially be facing legal action, and are suspected of unethical behavior and committing fraud, including:

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Did You Know . . . Investment Fraud Attorney Robert Pearce Has Single-Handedly Collected Over $175 Million On Behalf of His Clients

Over the past two decades, Robert Pearce has successfully recovered more than $175 million for his investor clients. Remarkably, he has secured recoveries for over 99% of his clients through various methods including settlements, arbitrations, and court litigation.

No investment fraud firm can ever guarantee the same or similar results in any given case. However, when you hire the Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., you can sleep well knowing you are in qualified and capable hands. Attorney Robert Pearce has represented hundreds of investors over his 40 year career and in the last 20 years alone recovered over $175 million for his investor clients.

Robert Pearce will fight for your rights day in and day out to get you the recovery you are entitled to.

What Can an Investment Fraud Lawyer Do for Investors?

What Can an Investment Fraud Lawyer Do for Investors?

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An investment fraud lawyer helps investors recover investment losses that they lost due to a financial advisor or broker who did not act in their best interest. Typically, the lawyer will help the investor recover their losses through a process called FINRA arbitration.

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Client Testimonials


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Barbara Lowe
Barbara Lowe
2021-08-22
I greatly appreciate the introduction to Bob Pearce. Exceptional in all respects, his experience and expertise along with Bob’s genuine goal to succeed on my behalf was extraordinary. If there was a scale from one to ten… he would no doubt rate a TEN from me. Extremely satisfied and highly recommend! Sincerest regards. BL
Franklyn Clarke
Franklyn Clarke
2021-06-11
If you are looking for an attorney who is not intimidated by the big name firms, I highly recommend Robert W Pearce. From start to finish, he and his team took control of the case and only got me involved when absolutely necessary. The frivolous complaints were removed from my file.
Kathi Carlson
Kathi Carlson
2021-04-28
Robert Pearce has vast knowledge and experience in this specialized field of law. I highly recommend this true professional!
Mi Di
Mi Di
2021-04-14
Mr. Pearce efficiently and professionally solved my registration issues with the Florida Office of Financial Regulation.

What Are the Statute of Limitations?

When dealing with investment fraud cases, acting swiftly is critical due to the statutes of limitations under both Ohio and federal laws, which dictate the deadlines for filing legal claims. In Ohio, the statute of limitations for securities fraud aligns with the federal timeframe, which is five years from the date of the violation or two years from when the fraud should have been discovered. It’s essential to consult with an attorney promptly to ensure your claim is filed within these established limits.

Contact an Ohio Securities and Investment Fraud Attorney Today

The Law Offices of Robert Wayne Pearce, P.A., is a law firm specializing in representing defrauded investors recover. Ohio investment fraud lawyer Robert Wayne Pearce specializes in getting individuals their money back from bad investments using any and all available methods.

If you are an investor who has recently dealt with investment loss due to potential securities or investment fraud, we want to help.

If you have questions about how to move forward, contact our team online or by phone at 561-338-0037 for a free confidential consultation with an Ohio securities lawyer. We will fight aggressively for your financial recovery and for justice.

Our law firm works with clients in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron, Dayton, Parma, Canton, Youngstown, Lorain, Ohio, and throughout the state. Robert Wayne Pearce has decades of first-hand experience in FINRA securities arbitration, and is one of the preeminent experts in this matter both nationwide and internationally.