My firm has represented thousands of investors nationwide against securities brokerage firms.
Kirk G. Smith is a partner at the law firm of Shepherd, Smith, Edwards, & Kantas, LLP located in Houston, Texas. Throughout his career, Mr. Smith has worked on hundreds of arbitration matters representing investors against brokerage firms, banks and trust companies. Mr. Smith generally handles cases involving issues such as retirement losses, broker and brokerage firm misconduct, investment derivatives, fraud and financial product failures. He serves clients throughout the U.S.
Previously working as an investment advisor for a large brokerage firm and handling the marketing for a smaller, specialized firm, Mr. Smith gained valuable knowledge of the investment processes and industry. Drawing on his diverse brokerage background, he helps those who have lost their savings or retirement due to the mishandling of their brokerage accounts to understand their rights and options. Mr. Smith offers personalized counsel and dedicated advocacy, working to hold financial institutions accountable for negligence or acts of wrongdoing. Undeterred by the challenge of going up against large firms or financial institutions, Mr. Smith stands by his clients throughout the legal process, helping them recover just compensation for their losses.
Beyond his work in the courtroom, Mr. Smith regularly shares his knowledge on the topic of securities arbitration as a guest speaker for various professional organizations. Mr. Smith is a member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association. He has authored a number of articles and frequently provides quotes to national news agencies and media outlets regarding cases pertaining to his area of focus. He has also appeared on television in the US, Latin America and Switzerland discussing securities related matters. Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, in New Orleans and his law degree (JD) from South Texas College of Law in Houston.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1999||05/31/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Partner||Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas LLP||1998 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|South Texas College of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||1999|
|American Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention||Securities Arbitration||N/A|
|Dr. Luis Romero Lopez v. UBS Financial Services, et al.||Claimant won $9 million, including a $1 million punitive damages award.|
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