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James Patrick Galvin Jr.

Securities and investment fraud Attorney at Decatur, GA

5.0   14 reviews

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James P. Galvin, Esq. founded Galvin Legal, PLLC in 2016 after working for another national securities law firm for two years. He graduated from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida.

At the University of Miami School of Law, Mr. Galvin actively participated in the Investor Rights Clinic as a Certified Legal Intern, Returning Fellow, and Research Assistant to the Clinic Director. He represented the School of Law at the FINRA Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon in New York City and was awarded the Dean’s Certificate of Achievement for his participation in the Investor Rights Clinic.

James P. Galvin served as an Honors Student Legal Intern with the Enforcement Division of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). While at the SEC, he was an active participant in multiple enforcement investigations. His participation included detailed research, document review, drafting deposition outlines, and assisting with witness depositions.

Mr. Galvin also completed the litigation skills program, which included serving as a Certified Legal Intern with the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.

James P. Galvin has handled numerous Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") arbitration cases. These cases have included claims for, among other things, unsuitability, fraud, negligence, failure to supervise, and breach of fiduciary duty. Mr. Galvin has also handled numerous FINRA CRD Expungement cases for registered representatives seeking to expunge customer disputes, as well as Form U4, Form U5, and Form U6 information reported by their current and former broker-dealers, regulators, and SROs from their CRD record and the FINRA BrokerCheck system.

In addition to practicing as a securities attorney, James P. Galvin has worked as a financial planner and previously held FINRA Series 6, 7, 63, and 66 Securities Licenses, as well as various insurance licenses. Mr. Galvin received his Certified Financial Planner Certificate after successfully completing The University of Georgia Terry College of Business Executive Program for Financial Planning Certification with Distinction. He has formerly been registered with broker-dealers and registered investment advisors in both the employee and independent contractor platforms. Mr. Galvin’s financial and securities industry background has given him a unique and valuable perspective in evaluating potential securities fraud claims and in understanding how brokerage firms typically defend fraud cases.

When not practicing law, James P. Galvin is an avid scuba diver. He is a PADI Master Scuba Diver and enjoys exploring deep shipwrecks and diving with sharks.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Representation of investors in claims against their brokerage firms and financial advisors
  • Representation of financial advisors seeking expungements from their regulatory records
  • Conducted examinations of over thirty branch offices for multiple broker-dealers
  • Representation of broker-dealers in FINRA investigations, involving, among other issues, the issuance and sales of private placement offerings and conservation easements
  • Representation of registered investment advisors in SEC investigations
  • Reorganization of a broker-dealer, registered investment advisor, and affiliated companies under a Delaware corporation holding company with multiple classes of voting and non-voting common stock, issued to executives, employees, and contractors with shareholder agreements and restricted stock agreements
  • Representation of a broker-dealer as outside general counsel in general corporate matters, drafting of contracts, governance, commercial transactions, and employment matters
  • Representation of a broker-dealer in the acquisition of over a dozen companies at all stages from deal negotiation to drafting the asset purchase agreements and related documents

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Licensed for 8 years
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2016
Updated 11/03/2022
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact James

Galvin Legal, PLLC
1121 Moorestown Cir
Decatur, GA, 30033

Reviews

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Posted by Tate | June 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Result & Service
I hired Mr. Galvin to handle a delicate and complicated legal issue with a past employer. He handled it professionally, proactively, and with tremendous expertise. He achieved a positive outcome that exceeded all of our expectations. His fee was very reasonable and he was very upfront with the cost and the hours potentially needed so nothing was a surprise. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Julie | April 13, 2022
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CEO
James is one of the most detail oriented, caring and conscientious attorneys I have ever met and/or worked with!! He truly cares about his clients and fights for their most advantageous outcome. Plus, he is a great communicator!
Posted by Virginia | April 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
TOP NOTCH TRUSTWORTHY PROFESSIONAL
Mr. Galvin worked very hard for me to expunge 9 old cases against my license. They were both denied and unfairly settled cases. I know that I would not have gotten the 100% success rate without his commitment , honesty and expertise. He is the lawyer you want!
Posted by Kay | April 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Result, Highly Recommend
I hired James Galvin after being ripped off by a financial advisor. James got a large financial award for me by fighting the opposing attorney until he won the case. I received more money than I expected or thought possible. I knew I was getting some justice. The attorneys that recommended James were correct, because he is the best, as they told me. Now I highly recommend James; he has my total respect. James is very bright, well educated, and didn't give the financial advisor a chance to get away with what he did to me. James is also quite pleasant and enjoyable to have on my side.
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Posted by Janet | June 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding legal service
Mr. Galvin was exceptional in his knowledge, skilll and professionalism. Additionally, he was very engaged with my issues, paying great attention to details in seeking and obtaining the best possible outcome. He is also very personable, easy to communicate with and was a pleasure to have representing me. I highly recommend Mr. Galvin for the handling of legal affairs and will seek him out in the future should the need arise.
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2021
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Wonderful experience
I could not be happier with Mr. Galvin's help. He was both warm and attentive, while also completely professional and highly competent. I would definitely recommend his services.
Posted by Luverna | September 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Successful results to goal .Good communication throughout the process which took several months. Clearly explained the necessary steps that would be a part of accomplishing the goal. Greatly appreciated the accomplishments. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Personable, Qualified, Diligent and did a great job for me!
I had a great experience working with James and would highly recommend him. He went above and beyond to come up with documentation to support my case and offered me great advice through the entire process. We ended up going to mediation (instead of a trial) and I have no doubt it was the right guidance and decision and we came out with a great result. He was responsive, personable and I just totally trusted him and was so glad he was my partner through my legal issue. I would highly recommend him and I will to anyone who is looking.
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Posted by Wayne | November 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding legal team
Galvin Legal is the most outstanding, high quality professional legal firm I have ever had the privilege of using. I recommend Mr. Galvin and his entire legal team to anyone who needs a true down to earth, directly to the point lawyer for personal representation. He cares about his clients with the utmost respect, stands with us leading the way to helping those in need. Mr. Galvin provided me with the finest legal assistance I could have ever imagined, a true winner for helping those in need. I am thankful for the Galvin legal team, their hard work and efforts righting the wrongs, you are a blessing. Thank you again! Wayne
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Posted by Terry and cathy | August 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
He Saved our retirement
James vigorously expedited our case and resolved the problem we had with our annuity to our complete satisfaction. He was always readily available to my wife and I to answer all of our questions, as well as provide timely updates on the status of our case. Both my wife, who is seriously disabled, and I truly believe that Mr. Galvin saved our retirement. Thank you James!
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Posted by Sam | July 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Review of Atty James Galvin
Mr Galvin helped me in a case involving a securities broker who Put me in investments inappropriate for someone in my situation I contacted other attorneys who " did not want the case" Mr Galvin took the time to ask a few questions and was able to find a way to go forward resulting in a very fair settlement in my favor I would recommend Mr Galvin to anyone who needs ethical, speedy, and intelligent legal services An
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Posted by JENNIFER | June 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
To Win Choose James GALVIN JR.
Mr. James Galvin is my attorney. He took on a case that to me seem hopeless. However, his knowledge of the law, integrity and gift of "fighting" for his clients prevailed. He was up against a large, well known conglomerate with many lawyers to support them. He took the case step by step. He addressed each issue in a timely manner. This cooperation filed six dismissals against our case. The dismissals were denied by a unanimous decision. He won my case!!! He will fight for the right and prove the wrong. Thank you so much Mr. Galvin for an outstanding job.
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Posted by Eric | June 10, 2016
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Great, efficient work
Will definitely use James in the future. His work was efficient and we had no problems.
Posted by David | October 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Services Rendered
Mr. Galvin not only did extensive research to find the answers we sought, but was also extremely considerate of our needs given the time sensitivity and complexity of our situation. I would recommend Mr. Galvin to anyone looking for qualified counsel.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 395-500 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Galvin Legal, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • A National Securities Law Firm
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Associate
  • A National Securities Law Firm
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Honors Student Legal Intern
  • United State Securities and Exchange Commission
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Returning Fellow
  • University of Miami School of Law Investor Rights Clinic
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • University of Miami School of Law Investor Rights Clinic
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Research Assistant
  • University Of Miami School Of Law
  • 2012 - 2013
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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Georgia State University
  • B.B.A.
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • 22-01753 Don Michael Rudolph vs. LPL Financial LLC
  • Granted
  • 22-01400 Harold Reed Madison vs. Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.
  • Granted
  • 22-00657 Brent Walter Ure vs. Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
  • Granted
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Associations

  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2019 - Present
  • ABA Mergers and Acquisitions Committee
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2017 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2017 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Accredited Business
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2019
  • National Italian American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2022
  • ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2019
  • ABA Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Indian River County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Executive Committee Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Indian River County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2017
  • DiveBar, The Underwater Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Indian River County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2017
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Business Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2019
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2019
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Securities Litigator of the Year - Florida
  • AI Legal Awards
  • 2017
  • Dean's Certificate of Achievement
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 2012
  • Dean's List
  • Georgia State University
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Workshop
  • Navigating the Financial Advisor/Client Relationship, A Securities Attorney's Perspective
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (10)
Endorse James
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Friend
"James is a diligent and strategic attorney who is deeply passionate about his work and the people who he helps. He will always give it to you straight. I endorse this attorney. I would use him myself if the need ever arises."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known James for a long time, and would highly recommend his services for any securities based issues. He's smart, diligent, and gets the job done efficiently and effectively."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James Galvin is a consummate professional and highly knowledgeable in securities law. I would highly recommend his services."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is notably knowledgeable. More importantly, he is genuine in his desire to help those who seek his counsel. When referring him business, I am sure I am placing the client in good hands. That is the highest praise I can give any fellow attorney."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend James for any securities fraud or investment fraud case."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I strongly endorse James Galvin as a securities fraud attorney. His background, experience, and skills make him a uniquely qualified advocate for investors."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James has experience in the industry which greatly enhances his ability to analyze issues for his clients. I have referred files to his firm and would do so again."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with James on numerous securities arbitration cases and can recommend him without reservation. He is a talented lawyer and his background provides him valuable insight for anyone looking to pursue a securities arbitration claim."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Decatur Securities and investment fraud Lawyer James Patrick Galvin Jr.
James Patrick Galvin Jr.
Securities and investment fraud Attorney
Decatur, GA
Licensed for 8 years
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