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Jonathan Warren Evans

Securities and investment fraud Attorney at Studio City, CA

5.0   33 reviews
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  • Licensed for 48 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1975
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Securities and investment fraud
    95%
    Practicing law since 1975, Mr. Evans specializes in securities arbitration matters, which currently represent 95% of his practice. He limits his representation to public customers. Mr. Evans has litigated hundreds of securities arbitration claims, and tried more than fifty (50) cases to a conclusion at the NASD and FINRA. He has also mediated many more, and has proudly represented hundreds of other public investors in their disputes, many of which have resulted in favorable settlements.

    49 years, 400 cases

  2. Other
    5%

BURNED BY YOUR STOCK BROKER?? WE REPRESENT VICTIMS WHO HAVE LOST MONEY CAUSED BY BROKER MISCONDUCT.

As experienced Los Angeles Securities Attorneys, we represent individuals, trusts, IRAs, pension plans, and estates in securities arbitration cases against stockbrokers, brokerage firms, and investment advisors. Our goal is to recover as much of the client's losses as the specific facts of the case and the law allow.

Our Firm takes pride in having represented numerous aggrieved investors who have suffered substantial economic loss as a result of one or more of the various types of broker misconduct:

  • Negligence
  • Suitability
  • Failure to Supervise the Activity of a Customer Account
  • Failure of the Brokerage Firm to Adequately Supervise the Broker
  • Breach of Fiduciary Duty
  • Misrepresentation and Fraud
  • Overconcentration and Lack of Diversification
  • Churning of an Account
  • Purchase of inappropriate including annuities, variable life insurance and other securities.
  • Hedge Fund Losses

Call our office today if you have experienced losses that you believe may have been caused by any of these forms of misconduct, or by any other act or omission which contributed to or caused the losses. We undertake representation of claimants on a contingency basis which means, of course, that if there is no recovery, there is no fee charged. Likewise, we do not charge any fee for a telephonic or office consultation. The facts of every case are different and not all market losses are recoverable. In addition, clients are responsible for filing fees and incidental costs, both of which vary based upon the amount of the claim.

Although our office is in the Los Angeles area, we currently represent or have represented clients from numerous other states and at least six foreign countries. As a respected Securities Attorney, Mr. Evans has been chosen by Los Angeles Magazine as a Southern California Super Lawyer in the field of Securities Litigation for 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Annually, “Super Lawyers” are selected by their peers based upon ethics, experience and reputation, representing the top 5% of their profession.

During your free consultation, we can discuss the details of any situation in which you believe:

  • You have suffered losses due to the errors or omissions of your broker, whether intentional or negligent
  • Your broker/brokerage has been promoting investment products (stocks, options, warrants, etc.) that were unsuitable for your investment objectives and risk tolerance
  • Your account has been churned
  • Your account has in some way been negligently handled

If you or someone you know in Southern California, throughout the country or worldwide needs the assistance of an experienced Los Angeles Securities Attorney, call Jonathan W. Evans today at begin_of_the_skype_highlighting                    end_of_the_skype_highlighting, or complete the contact form provided on this site to schedule your free consultation.

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2014
Client's Choice
2021 2014

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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Ed | May 31, 2013
Jonathan W. Evans was the tiger in the ring against two mega security investment companies.
Our tax accountant recommended we see an attorney after our Financial Advisor churned our accounts that left one of us totally broke. Mr. Jonathan Evans was the attorney our tax accountant referred us to. During mediation our suit was settled and we were satisfied with the amount, thanks to Mr. Evans and his hard work. Without his help we would not have had any chance of recovering our losses.
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Posted by Robert | June 1, 2013
Jonathan Evans: A perfect record serving our company for over thirty years
My company has used Jonathan as our corporate counsel for 30+ years. He has always been a trusted and reliable member of our team. Working on our behalf as plaintiff counsel , he is undefeated in the courtroom. Best of all, his knowledge of contract law, focus on preparation and strong negotiating skills has resulted in over 200 favorably settled cases - again, a perfect record. We have referred Jonathan to family, friends and associates on multiple occasions over the years. Each time, we get rave reviews on his performance. As impressive as Jonathan is in the courtroom and in mediations, what really stands out with Jonathan Evans is his high level of integrity. We have been very fortunate to have Jonathan on our team and I say without hesitation, he has contributed greatly to our success.
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional knowledgable, and reliable
Through a questionable issue that crossed my path, I presented this concern with Jonathan which he took the time to review my case, address my questions and concerns. I was looking for someone who would be truthful, supportive, and upfront with honesty. Jonathan and his team listen closely to my potential issue. I can confirm Jonathan and his team kept me informed every step throughout my case. No surprises. They went the extra mile with assistance, recommendations, and support. Jonathon and his team are very knowledgeable in their field. I highly recommend Jonathan and his team.
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Posted by Rebecca | February 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An warm , knowledgeable and reliable attorney
I recently had the pleasure of working with Jonathan and his Associates .From day one, I found Jonathan to be a consummate professional in his dealings. He was incredibly knowledgeable in the field of law, providing me with comprehensive explanations of the various matter. He was also sensitive to my concerns, always wiling to take the time to answer my questions Throughout the process, Jonathan worked hard to ensure that my interests were the primary focus. He was willing to explore all possible avenues for resolution, and he worked diligently to ensure that the outcome was beneficial for all parties involved. Jonathan also dispirited tremendous tact, diplomacy and an unmatched understanding of the nuances of case law. The ultimate outcome of my legal matter was largely due to the hard work and dedication of Jonathan .I felt that he went above and beyond what I had expected, and I was extremely thankful that I had chosen him to represent me. I highly recommend Jonathan to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and reliable FINRA attorney
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Posted by Ray Kuroki | May 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Experienced and knowledgeable Guided us through the process Advised us of the positives and negatives before us Available to all calls and request for advise
Posted by Santiago | May 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer – Excellent human being
Jonathan has been very helpful. During the process, he has guided and has assisted me analyzing all the different options and alternatives, explaining the risks and benefits of each path. I have referred him in the past a few times, and all of the persons that have hired Jonathan had always won their cases and have mentioned to me that they were very happy about the way he handled the cases. Not only an excellent lawyer that knows his job and his whereabouts, but he is also an excellent human being that becomes deeply involved in the client’s personal situation.
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Posted by Albert | May 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Had issue with previous financial adviser, who was known to Mr Evans. He reviewed all my documentation and was able to conclude that my expected loss was not as great/large as I thought it was. He did talk with them and relayed to me that while there was the option to proceed with a lawsuit, It would not net enough to cover potential court costs, so we decided not to pursue it any farther. I greatly appreciated his candor and honesty about my case. An other attorney might have tried to "string me along" to generate some fees. Mr. Evans is king, considerate and knowledgeable Attorney and would highly reccomend him.
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Posted by Joseph | May 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Attorney
Jonathan is honest and has much integrity. In the period of developing the case he always kept me informed and told me the good and possibly the bad of my case. Jonathan is just a regular family person who strives to give each client his all in attempting to resolve the case. Jonathan would have been done with the case sooner but the defendant just prolonged the case needlessly.
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Posted by Sandi | May 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful, caring attorney
Jonathan worked hard to get us the money we deserved. He was always personable, fair and honest with us. I highly recommend him as an attorney with real integrity.
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Geologist
Very helpful, very kind, and personable. All business, but also very fun to talk to. Great at his profession. Got results. Jonathan helped my father and I navigate a complicated settlement.
Posted by Mike | March 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
FINRA settlement
Did an extraordinary job. We received a settlement to our case that was outstanding.
Posted by Alan | February 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Genuine/Caring/Compassionate
Jonathan was great to work with and held our families hands thru some difficult negotiations and decisions. Thank you
Posted by Jennifer | January 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer !!
Jonathan is both diligent and meticulous in his work. He took great care to get me "what I deserved".
Posted by Arlene | June 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
We had never sought the services of a lawyer before but were urged to by our investment counselors. When we presented the information to Jonathan, he took an interest in it and felt it was worth pursuing. He and his staff were very helpful, supportive, and easy to work with through the whole process. Everyone was very knowledgeable and we were impressed at the attention to detail that was shown. We would use, as well as, recommend Jonathan Evans and his staff in a heartbeat.
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Posted by John | May 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Superb Securities and Investment Fraud and Mismanagement Attorney
I am a law professor and attorney and feel strongly that Jonathan and his staff constitute the best the legal profession has to offer. My extended family and I hired Jonathan to pursue mismanagement and fraud claims against a major financial advising institution and two of its brokers. Jonathan and his firm achieved a great result for us, resolving the case in mediation to our satisfaction. Jonathan and his staff are knowledgeable, caring and diligent. They kept us apprised of the status of our case as it progressed. Jonathan was always ready and willing to explain - coherently and understandably -- the nuances of our case to my family members and me -- each of whom had varying degrees of sophistication about the legal and financial issues involved. Jonathan has dedicated much of his career to representing investors who have been bilked by unscrupulous brokers. Based on Jonathan's skill and experience, I would hire Jonathan and his firm again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Norma | December 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is a magician!
I had a challenging situation and not much hope of my investments. Jonathan was able to review all my case and find a solution. My case was resolved quickly with mediation.
Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Jonathan handled our case with with great skill and professionalism. This case was no slam dunk, but Jonathan was able to resolve the matter with the best possible results.
Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional and has clients' best interest
Through out the entire experience, Jonathan has been nothing but professional, transparent, and patient in walking me through the process and ensuring me that I am in good hands. Due to the nature of my case, there are some information that did not make sense at the time. I quickly assumed that I remembered the details incorrectly and did not think much of it. It did not occur to me that those are critical events of the case until the opposing attorney pointed it out. After finding out about the missing information, the way that Jonathan regained control and made best of the situation is extremely remarkable. Everyone in his team has been friendly and helpful. I am very fortunate to have found and worked with Jonathan and his wonderful team!
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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Tenacity
I had a difficult case that spanned 3 years. Jonathan was there with me every step of the way clearly explaining what was transpiring and what the next steps of the process would be and what my options were. I had a very positive experience with his law firm and would recommend him to anyone with an issue with stock litigation.
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Posted by Greg | August 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Securities Dispute
Jonathan is one of the best lawyers I have ever had the pleasure to work with. He achieved a better resulting settlement and is a great person.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner/Owner
  • Jonathan W. Evans & Associates
  • 1975 - Present

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • Law
  • 1975
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • A.B.
  • 1971

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Annino v. Wells Fargo Investments
  • Client recovered his large losses

Associations

  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • Active Member and Speaker at Seminars and Annual Meetings
  • 1993 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer Securities Litigation
  • California Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer Securities Litigation
  • California Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer Securities Litigation
  • Southern California Super Lawyer Securities Litigation Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Southern California Super Lawyer Securities Litigation
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Southern California Super Lawyer Securities Litigation
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Securities Litigation
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Southern California Super Lawyer Securities Litigation
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Southern California Super Lawyer Securities Litigation
  • SuperLawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Southern Calfornia Super Lawyer--Securities Litigation
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Southern California Super Lawyer Securities Litigation
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Southern California Super Lawyer-Securities Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer Securities Litigation
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer Securities Litigation
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer Securities Litigation
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • PFAC Annual Convention
  • Burned By Your Broker?
  • 2012
  • Orange County Bar Association, Elder Law Section
  • Brokerage Firm Elder Abuse
  • 2011
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association Annual Meeting & Seminar
  • Securities Mediation
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

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Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jonathan Evans is an experienced and knowledgeable advocate for investor rights."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent counsel in all securities related matters."
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