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Richard Frankowski is the founding member of The Frankowski Firm, LLC.  His firm is based in Birmingham, Alabama and has additional offices in Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA.  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 serves on the Board of Directors for the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, an international organization dedicated to investor protection.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Investment Fraud: 90%
    15 years
  2. Class Action: 10%
    15 years



Hourly ($250-350/hour), contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jon Charles Furgison

    Richard is an experienced and knowledgeable advocate for investor rights.


    Jon Furgison Securities and investment fraud Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Debra Brewer Hayes

    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.


    Debra Hayes Class action Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Frankowski Firm, LLC

231 22nd Street South.
Suite. 203
Birmingham, AL, 35233

The Frankowski Firm, LLC

191 Peachtree Street
Suite 3300
Atlanta, GA, 30303

The Frankowski Firm, LLC

1717 K Street NW
Suite 900 PMB #127
Washington, DC, 20006



FLMember in Good Standing200606/19/2016
ALAuthorized to practice law200107/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
George Peach Taylor Award for Trial AdvocacyHare, Wynn, Newell & Newton2000
Stancil R. Starnes Scholarship for Trial AdvocacyStancil R. Starnes2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberThe Frankowski Firm, LLC2013 - Present
PartnerBurke, Harvey & Frankowski2007 - 2013
Associate/PartnerWhatley Drake & Kallas2001 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Public Investors Arbitration Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Charles Schwab Yield Plus LitigationN/A
Bear Stearns LitigationN/A
Raymond James Variable Annuity CasesN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar Association GPSolo MagazineThe Practitioner's Guide To Securities Arbitration2013
American Bar Association publicationFINRA Arbitration Eligibility: Victims of Bad Investments Are Running Out of Time to Recover Losses2013
John A. Wiley and SonsInterviewed for Investor's Guide to Loss Recovery: Rights, Mediation, Arbitration and Other Strategies2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Alabama School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of AlabamaBusiness AdministrationMA - Masters2000
Georgetown University Law CenterN/AMA - Masters1997
Georgetown University Law CenterN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
PIABA Annual MeetingUsing Morgan Keegan Bond Funds As A Model For Other Alternative Investment Cases2011
PIABA Annual ConferenceIntake and Arbitrator Selection for New Practitioners2010