Chicago Stockbroker Misrepresentation Lawyer

Before you invest your money, you have a right to know whether it is a sound and prudent investment. Your stockbroker or investment advisor has a fiduciary duty to disclose all relevant facts so that you can make an informed decision.

Nationwide Representation in Securities Arbitration and Litigation

If you have suffered financial losses because of material misrepresentations or omissions by a stockbroker or brokerage firm, you need an experienced securities law attorney who can hold those parties accountable. I have helped clients throughout Illinois and nationwide recover fair compensation for many types of products and investments misrepresented by stockbrokers and securities dealers. Contact my stockbroker misrepresentation firm for a free consultation in Chicago, Illinois.

Illinois Stockbroker Misrepresentation Attorney

At my Chicago law practice, John C. Barlow, Esq., Attorney at Law, I represent investors in northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana, and throughout the United States, from Florida to Arizona. My practice is devoted to representing plaintiffs who have suffered significant financial loss through stockbroker misconduct and fraud.

My extensive experience in this field includes three years as an enforcement attorney for the Illinois Securities Department and 18 years as an attorney with FINRA, the Financial Industry Regulatory Agency (formerly the NASD). I opened my own securities law practice in 2004.

Misrepresentations and Omissions

Misrepresentation refers to falsely representing any material fact when encouraging a client to purchase, sell or hold on to the security. Omission is failure to provide any material fact that bears on the investor’s decision. Any deliberately misleading information or pertinent facts that were intentionally omitted could have a bearing:

  • Misrepresenting the level of risk
  • Misrepresenting historical or likely returns
  • Misrepresenting the nature of the product
  • Misrepresenting one’s credentials or knowledge of a particular investment
  • Withholding information about the company, its executives or its financials
  • Omitting information about a stock’s poor performance
  • Other lies, misrepresentations or omissions

Contact Illinois Investment Omission Attorney John Barlow

I will carefully review the circumstances of your case and the evidence of willful misrepresentation. I have the background to evaluate what the stockbroker said to you and how it was presented, and what the broker should have known but failed to disclose. I can then advise on your legal remedies for recovering your losses, including securities arbitration, mediation or litigation.

For a free initial consultation, contact me online or call me at (312)214-3365. I take most securities law claims on a contingent fee basis, charging legal fees only if you recover compensation for your losses. A statute of limitations may apply — talk to a lawyer today.