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Richard Frankowski

Securities and investment fraud Attorney at Birmingham, AL

5.0   6 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    Texas - TX 5 years
    Florida - FL 17 years
    Alabama - AL 22 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State AL
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Occupational License - Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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

About Richard

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ALL INVESTORS HAVE RIGHTS – WE FIGHT TO PROTECT YOURS

Richard Frankowski is the founding member of The Frankowski Firm, LLC.  His firm is based in Birmingham, Alabama and Incline Village, Nevada and has additional offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, Nashville, Las Vegas, Washington DC, Manhattan, Sacramento, and San Francisco. He 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 cases.  Richard also represents individual brokers in employment cases against broker dealers.  Mr. Frankowski is a 5.0 Preeminent AV-rated attorney and is a member of the Alabama and Florida Bars as well as a member of the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and National Trial Lawyers.  In 2012, National Trial Lawyers named Mr. Frankowski one of Alabama's top 100 lawyers.  Currently, Richard served on the Board of Directors for the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, an international organization dedicated to investor protection.  He currently serves as Vice President and Treasurer of the PIABA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity with a core mission of educating investors to prevent investment abuse and to level the playing field for investors in FINRA arbitrtation.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Location

The Frankowski Firm, LLC
The Frankowski Firm, LLC
3455 Peachtree Road North East
5th Floor
Atlanta, GA, 30326
The Frankowski Firm, LLC
633 West 5th Street
26th Floor Suite 26142
Los Angeles, CA, 90071
The Frankowski Firm, LLC
12 Greenway Plaza
Suite 1100
Houston, TX, 77046
The Frankowski Firm, LLC
201 S Biscayne Blvd
#8910
Miami, FL, 33131
The Frankowski Firm, LLC
201 Mission Street
Suite 1203
San Francisco, CA, 94105
The Frankowski Firm, LLC
2300 West Sahara Ave
Suite 800-137
Las Vegas, NV, 89102
The Frankowski Firm, LLC
3200 West End Ave
Suite 5331
Nashville, TN, 37203
The Frankowski Firm, LLC
333 University Drive
Suite 200-10
Sacramento, CA, 95825
The Frankowski Firm, LLC
880 Northwood Blvd, Suite S
Incline Village, NV, 89451
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Reviews

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Posted by Ryan | October 25, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Trustworthy
Richard is a pleasure to work with. He helped me navigate an ongoing legal matter and pointed me in the right direction.
Posted by Ken | June 24, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
Mr Frankowski dis an amazing job representing me with contract dispute with a third party. He was very professional and kept me informed throughout the dispute. I have nothing but positive things to say about him and highly recommend him to anyone who would ask.
Posted by MIke | January 6, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Frankowski was very informative and provided information I needed to realize that I did not need to hire an attorney at this time.
Posted by William | May 7, 2015
Arbitration case
Mr.Frankowski handled my case in a very professional manner. He was always helpful, considerate, honest and friendly. He successfully handled my case and I would recommend his services to others.
Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2014
Detailed and Knowledgeable Attorney
Richard Frankowski's expansive knowledge of securities law and arbitration procedures makes it as close to a pain free process as a lawsuit can get. He has handled cases not only in FINRA arbitration but in state and federal courts so he's well equipped to handle your case from the first filing all throughout the appeal process; it's really reassuring to be able to stay with the same counsel.
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Posted by Sherry | March 29, 2014
Client review regarding Richard Frankowski
Richard was responsive, integrity-based on detailed information presented, and kept our family informed on information regarding the case. He was professional and trustworthy. Appreciated his knowledge and expertise.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-45%
  • Pro bono 10 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • The Frankowski Firm, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Burke, Harvey & Frankowski
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Associate/Partner
  • Whatley Drake & Kallas
  • 2001 - 2007

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Alabama
  • MA - Masters
  • 2000
  • Georgetown University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1997
  • Georgetown University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Charles Schwab Yield Plus Litigation
  • Resolved
  • Bear Stearns Litigation
  • Resolved
  • Raymond James Variable Annuity Cases
  • Resolved
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Associations

  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • George Peach Taylor Award for Trial Advocacy
  • Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton
  • 2000
  • Stancil R. Starnes Scholarship for Trial Advocacy
  • Stancil R. Starnes
  • 2000

Publications

  • American Bar Association GPSolo Magazine
  • The Practitioner's Guide To Securities Arbitration
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • Ethics of Witness Preparation
  • 2020
  • 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

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (5)
Endorse Richard
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is an experienced and knowledgeable advocate for investor rights."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Richard and I worked on Morgan Keegan cases together and now we are working on several class action cases. Richard is brilliant, a very good lawyer and always up to date on the current laws and trends. I highly recommend him. Debra Brewer Hayes, The Hayes Law Firm, P.C."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Friend
"I have known and worked with Richard for many years. He is at the top of his profession in handling claims for victims of investment fraud. Richard cares deeply about his clients and represents them with the highest degree of professionalism and legal skill. He is a nationally recognized thought leader and authority in the area of securities and investment fraud litigation. There is not a finer lawyer you can have on your side. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Richard Frankowski is one of the most successful and intelligent securities litigation attorneys in the entire southeast. He is just as effective in a FINRA arbitration as he is in the courtroom and his knowledge level in the field is beyond reproach."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Other
"Rich is a top-shelf attorney; a client of his is in good hands. He has comprehensive knowledge of the securities and investor protection laws and he is thoroughly versed in litigation and arbitration. The rare combination of his skill and ability, along with his compassion and zeal, makes him one formidable advocate."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Richard is very knowledgeable and experienced in this area of practice and has obtained excellent results for his clients."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Richard Frankowski is one of the most knowledgeable, professional and hardest working attorneys I know. He puts his client's best interest first and foremost, and will go the extra mile to see that his clients have every opportunity to receive just and equitable compensation for their financial injuries."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is one of the finest securities arbitration lawyers in the south eastern United States. I fully endorse him for any and all securities related legal matters."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Richard and his abilities for over 13 years. I have always been impressed with his integrity and devotion to his clients. I cannot say this about many lawyers, but Richard is one of the old breed that practices law because he truly wants to right wrongs and help those in need. His strong moral compass, razor sharp mind, and a work ethic second to none, combine to form a force his opponents respect when they know he is on the other side of a legal dispute. When you hire Richard he, not an associate attorney or someone else, will be the one handling, developing, and if necessary, trying or arbitrating your case. I cannot think of a higher compliment than a referral. Richard is at the top of my list of lawyers to whom I send my own family, friends, and clients with securities law and related needs."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Richard is incredibly knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to defending consumers' rights in all manners of security or investment fraud."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Richard Frankowski as he is an asset to the bar and community. Honest and intelligent, Richard has the experience and proven results that put him in a cachet of lawyers in which very few belong."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Richard is a tireless advocate for his clients. I know of no lawyer who prepares harder or puts more of himself into each and every engagement. Richard is honest and knows his area of the law exceedingly well. I have no hesitation whatsoever giving the highest recommendation possible to Richard."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. One of the most skilled and entertaining attorneys I've ever witnessed in the court room."
Litigation Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rich is an creative, intelligent, and tenacious litigator. I offer him my highest recommendation."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Birmingham Securities and investment fraud Lawyer Richard Frankowski
Richard Frankowski
Securities and investment fraud Attorney
Birmingham, AL
Licensed for 22 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available