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Robert S. Banks

Robert S. Banks

also known as Robert S. Banks, Jr., Bob Banks

Practice areas:

Securities & Investment Fraud, Litigation, Trusts, Consumer Protection

About Me

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Securities & Investment Fraud: 70%
    33 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    33 years
  3. Consumer Protection: 5%
    33 years
  4. Trusts: 5%
    33 years



Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Cary Scott Lapidus

    I endorse Bob Banks. He is the best securities litigator north of San Francisco.


    Cary Lapidus Securities & Investment Fraud Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Steven R Smucker

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Bob Banks has been specializing in investment fraud cases for as long as he's been a lawyer. He is well known through out the country as one of the foremost experts in his field. The Oregonian newspaper frequently consults Bob on securities/investment fraud issues. He's appeared in the Wall Street Journal. He helps defrauded investors get their money back.


    Steven Smucker Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP

111 SW 5th Avenue
Suite 3800
Portland, OR, 97204



WIGood Standing198203/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers ListBest Lawyers2014
Director EmeritusPublic Investors Arbitration Bar Association2013
MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Distinguished Service AwardFederal Bar Association2010
President's AwardPublic Investors Arbitration Bar Ass'n2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSamuels Yoelin Kantor2015 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorLewis & Clark Law School2012 - Present
OwnerBanks Law Office, PC1987 - 2015


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationPresident, Oregon Chapter1998 - 1999

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Boyer v. Salomon Smith Barneyvictory
Houston v. Seward & Kissel, LLPPrevailing party

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
U Of WisconsinN/Alaw1982
Reed CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1977

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Oregon State Bar Securities Regulation Section MeetingWhat Every Securities Lawyer Should Know About Arbitration, Forum Selection, and Choice of Law :Provisions2014
Oregon State Bar Webcast SeminarDirecting Anomalies in Investment Statements2013
33rd Annual Northwest Securities Institute SeminarRecent Developments at FINRA2013
2013Remedies and Recompense: An Examination of Securities Arbitration and Class Action2013
AAII Investor MeetingIndustry Regulation2011
Northwest Securities InstituteRecent Developments in FINRA Securities Arbitration2008