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