Posted by a client
When I was scammed a few years ago by a couple of very convincing con men , who were recommended to me by a colleague, I was devastated. When I contacted the SEC, I was told it would be highly doubtful that I would every see any of my lost funds. When I was told I wasn't alone, I was given the name of a very capable lawyer, Noel Guardi. He was very reassuring and encouraging. Even though the case settlement took years, Noel worked tirelessly for our group of plaintiffs. He overcame all the obstacles that were thrown our way.
He proved that in our case the ponzi scheme was supported by a bank. He helped with discovery arguments, coached us through depositions and kept a positive attitude throughout. We were finally rewarded with a partial settlement. I would highly recommend Noel Guardi if you ever find yourself in a similar situation.
Posted by Elizabeth
It was extremely distressing to receive a letter from the SEC stating that my financial advisor was being investigated for perpetuating a Ponzi, and even more disheartening to feel I had no recourse or hope of recovery. Although the SEC believed the scheme was a Ponzi, they didn't find any money to recover to compensate the victims. I am so incredibly thankful that I took the risk of joining other victims in filing a joint lawsuit not only against our advisor, but against all those that helped facilitate the scheme - including a local trusted bank. Mr. Guardi filed the lawsuit, successfully defended multiple motions to have the case dismissed and forced into arbitration. He successfully cleared every hurdle the expensive defense attorneys threw our way. He walked us through intimidating depositions and got the case all the way to trial. On the eve before the trial began, we received a settlement offer from the local bank. He successfully negotiated a satisfactory settlement with unanimous support from the entire group of plaintiffs. Mr. Guardi honestly seemed to eat, sleep and breathe our case. He spent countless hours reviewing documents, preparing briefs, and preparing us for the trial ahead. After feeling so betrayed and helpless, I can't explain how wonderful it felt to have a tireless advocate on my side. Not only did I experience some financial recovery, the whole experience helped me emotionally recover from the shame and embarrassment I felt at being conned. I would wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Guardi to any potential clients. He is fierce, determined, resourceful, diligent and extremely good at what he does. In the future, I would absolutely turn to him for guidance before ever investing with another "financial advisor". He knows his stuff!!
Posted by Carol
Our case was incredibly complex and Mr Guardi did a great job managing all the details, preparing us for deposition and trial, and keeping us informed of the progress of our case.
Posted by Diane
Noel Guardi represented my husband and I, along with multiple other plaintiffs, on a case where money we had invested vanished with no promise of recovery. Processing the case was lengthy and often times showed little promise, but Noel persevered with determination to see that justice prevailed for those who were wronged. He worked with the SEC and Colorado Attorney General to see this case through to the end, his dedication and commitment never failing. Noel’s experience, education and devotion to ensuring a good outcome for his clients ended with a victory for him, his firm, and those he represented. I would recommend Noel Guardi, without hesitation, to anyone needing legal counsel.
Posted by Bob and Kathy
Noel come to us from the grace of God. Without him and his expert skills we would still be looking for answers.
From the start he explained the case, costs, and a time line. The case was very complex to say the least, and was handled by Noel like I never thought was possible. He was always ready and willing to go out of his way to help. We live in a very rural area, and don't do driving in the city well,
Noel drove 150 plus miles to meet us.
With Noel's vast knowledge we were able to recover a large portion of our loss. The SEC recovered some too but not much. Noel went after the guilty parties involved and made them pay.
I can't say enough good words about how our case was handled, and about Noel. It was a experience I don't ever want to repeat but if I have to I will call Noel Guardi first thing. My wife and I are proud to call him our attorney and our friend.
Posted by Mark
Noel did an excellent job with a very complex and tough case. At the start of the case I thought we would never recover anywhere close to our total loss. Trujillo and his team had no money and there were so many twists and turns in the case, chances of success seemed next to zero. But Noel carefully, wisely, and aggressively worked to get past the legal tie ups, and he found where we could get some restitution for the losses we suffered. Noel overcame challenge after challenge and gave us wise counsel to maximize our return. Hey, he did better than the SEC on our case. I also liked that he kept us informed on the legal proceeding in simple English and prepared us if we needed to go to trial. Noel did an excellent job.
Posted by Bruce
Its been a long, long while but I have never forgotten this gentleman (and his bride( who championed a shareholder litigation of investors vs MacGuide Magazine, RB Marich and the "brains" of the rip off, founder, David Duty who, by the way, still owes me $250k awarded by Judge Connie Peterson. Of course scum rises to the top and Duty managed to evadfe all collection efforts. C'est la gurre!
Noel managed to recover at least some money from the failed MacGuide for some of the investors who signed on to sue. Iam now 75 andf have fond memories of the Guardis who held my han through the morass after I filed complaints with the Denver SEC. A good person, Noel is.