Richard S. Frankowski

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Biography

Richard S. Frankowski is the founder of The Frankowski Firm, and has represented hundreds of investors around the country in FINRA arbitrations and in civil litigation. His practice focuses on stock broker fraud, consumer class actions and direct and derivative shareholder litigation. Currently, Richard serves on the Board of Directors for the PIABA (Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association) Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity with a core mission of educating investors to prevent investment abuse and level the playing field for investors in FINRA arbitration.

Richard Frankowski is the co-author of two books on investing and securities arbitration. The Practitioner’s Guide to Securities Arbitration helps lawyers to identify, evaluate, and pursue legal claims brought by investors against securities brokerage firms. It is intended to serve as a nutshell for securities litigation practitioners. This book is also used as a textbook in law school securities clinics around the country. Mr. Frankowski also co-authored The Investors’ Guide to Protecting Your Financial Future. It is his hope that investors will use the book to help them avoid financial abuses before they occur. It should also help investors better understand the securities arbitration process once negligent or fraudulent conduct has already resulted in a financial loss.

Richard is an avid outdoorsman, who enjoys spending time with his family. When he is not in the office, Richard enjoys fishing, hunting, tennis, hiking, and skiing.

Honors:
AV Preeminent 5.0, Martindale-Hubble
Super Lawyers 2011 – 2016
AVVO, Superb Rating: 10/10
Eagle Scout

Publications:
The PIABA Foundation, “Investors’ Guide to Protecting Your Financial Future”, 2016
American Bar Association, GPSolo Magazine, “The Practitioner’s Guide to Securities Arbitration,” 2013
American Bar Association, “FINRA Arbitration Eligibility: Victims of Bad Investments Are Running Out of Time to Recover Losses,” 2013
John A. Wiley and Sons, Interviewed for Investor’s Guide to Loss Recovery: Rights, Mediation, Arbitration and Other Strategies, 2011

Speaking Engagements:
PIABA Annual Meeting, “Arbitrator Due Diligence,” October 2016
National Investor Town Hall Meeting, “Investment Fraud and What to Do if You Are a Victim,” October 2016
PIABA Annual Meeting, “Using Morgan Keegan Bond Funds As A Model For Other Alternative Investment Cases,” 2011
PIABA Annual Conference, “Intake and Arbitrator Selection for New Practitioners,” 2010

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Securities Arbitration
  • Investment Fraud
  • Stockbroker Negligence
  • Securities Fraud
  • Shareholder Litigation
  • Broker Fraud
  • Consumer Class Actions

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
205-390-0399  Phone
205-390-1001  Fax
www.frankowskifirm.com
University Attended:
Georgetown University, B.A., Political Science, 1993; Georgetown University of Foreign Service, M.A., 1997; University of Alabama, M.B.A., 2000
Law School Attended:
University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., George Peach Taylor Trial Advocacy Award; University of Alabama School of Law, Stancil Starnes Trial Advocacy Award, 2000
Year of First admission:
2001
Admission:
2001, Alabama; 2006, Florida
Memberships:
American Association for Justice
Alabama Bar Association
American Bar Association
Florida Bar Association
Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2011-2014
PIABA Foundation, Board of Directors 2015 – Present
National Trial Lawyers
Birth Information:
December 18, 1970
ISLN:
915594915

Peer Reviews

Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (1 review)
  • 100% (1 recommendation)
  • Communication

    5.0/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    5.0/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    5.0/5.0
  • Value for Money

    5.0/5.0
  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 10/16/13 in Securities.

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    Richard has exemplary communications skills and an inordinately high level of personal and professional integrity. He has always demonstrated empathy, interest and extraordinary initiative on my behalf, with a view toward obtaining an equitable and honorable settlement for the actionable causes which he litigated. In addition, he adjusted fees in the context of the settlement offer and was absolutely committed to the claim that he litigated as my attorney. Richard is a superb legal professional Read less

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