Securities arbitration lawyer Robert W. Pearce, a Florida based securities lawyer with a practice that is primarily representing investors in FINRA arbitrations against broker dealers and advisors, answers one of the more frequently asked questions: Why should I hire you to represent me in a FINRA  arbitration?

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My name is Robert Pearce, and the question often asked is, why should I hire you to represent me in a FINRA arbitration? One word sums it all, experience! Experience counts!! In every field, you would want the most experienced attorney and you want the most experienced attorney to represent you in a FINRA arbitration. I think I can say unequivocally that I am one of the most experienced FINRA arbitration lawyers in the United States of America. That’s because I started in the very beginning, back in the early 1980s, representing investors.

I have had over 40 years of trial experience, both as a representative attorney of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and 37 years of experience representing investors, and financial advisors, and stock brokers in FINRA arbitrations. I have filed hundreds of FINRA arbitrations, representing thousands of investors. I’ve settled hundreds of arbitrations. I’ve recovered over $170 million in the last 20 years for investors, and that’s when I began to count. There are tens of millions of dollars that I’ve recovered before that representing investors.

So, not only have I worked as a trial lawyer on both sides of the table in FINRA arbitrations, but I’m FINRA arbitrator. I am a FINRA mediation.

Judges have commented on my abilities in securities law litigation. One Federal court judge in Connecticut wrote:

“In short, Attorney Pearce has the knowledge and skill gained over years of specialized training on the minutia of broker dealer practices and procedures and SEC enforcement proceedings, which cannot be obtained by a competent, practicing attorney through routine research or legal experience.”

For the last 25 years, I’ve been rated by my peers in Martindale-Hubbell as AV, which means I am one of the preeminent lawyers in this practice area.

In the last seven years, I’ve been ranked by my peers in the Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers Poll as being one of the top 5% in securities litigation in the United States.

You should hire me, because I believe practicing law is still a profession, not a business. I am someone that will not take your case unless I believe that we can win, and I’m willing to go all the way through an arbitration. Many lawyers out there will just take a case, hopefully get a quick settlement, and if they don’t, they’ll drop you. That’s not me. I’m not going to take your case unless I believe you’re going to win and we’re going to go over the way.

I think you should hire me, because some attorneys work to live, and then there were others, like myself, that live to work for justice. If you want to learn a little bit more about my personal life and what really motivates me, on my website you’ll see an article, entitled “No Excuses.” It was an unsolicited article written by a writer for Thomson Reuters, and it’s about my personal life and my experience, and I urge you to read it.