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