If you need help in finding a lawyer who specializes in resolving securities complaints, you may want to try the following:

  • If you already have a lawyer, consult with them about your options and whether you need a lawyer who specializes in securities.
  • You may want to call several bar associations to obtain a varied listing of lawyers in your area. Many lawyers will offer to consult with you initially for free or charge a minimal fee.
  • You may want to consult directories of attorneys to obtain a broader list of potential securities lawyers. The Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory can be found at many libraries or at their website. It lists lawyers by state and jurisdictions. Some state and local bar associations also compile directories and may list attorneys according to specialty.

For your convenience, we have listed below the names of two national bar associations that may provide you with referrals in your area. This is not a complete list and you may want to check with your state, county or city bar associations. We cannot endorse or recommend a specific lawyer, vouch for the competence of any lawyer recommended to you by a bar association or referral service, nor recommend the services of one bar association over another.

American Bar Association  

321 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone:   (312) 988-5522
Toll free:   (800) 285-2221
Fax:   (312) 988-3284

The American Bar Association will not refer you directly to an attorney. It will, however, provide you with the name, address, and phone number of a referral service in your area. This is a free service.

Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA)

2415 A Wilcox Drive
Norman, OK 73069
Email:  piaba@piaba.org
Phone:  (405) 360-8776
Toll free:  (888) 621-7484
Fax:  (405) 360-2063

PIABA is a national bar association, which limits its membership to lawyers who specialize in representing individual investors in arbitration and other legal actions. Most PIABA members offer a free initial consultation either by phone or in person.

Learn more about arbitration and how investors in District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania can use arbitration/mediation clinics.