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Michael Scott Edmiston

Securities and investment fraud Attorney at Studio City, CA

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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1997
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Michael S. Edmiston is an attorney with Jonathan W. Evans & Associates in Studio City, California. Since 2006, his practice focuses on representing investors before FINRA, private commercial arbitration forums, and in state and federal court. His work continues to result in successful recoveries for clients by way direct negotiation, mediation, and contested arbitrations.

Michael served on FINRA’S National Arbitration and Mediation Committee (NAMC) from June 2018 to June 2021, including Expungement and Mediation subcommittees.

Michael is a Past-President of PIABA (Public Investor Advocate Bar Association) (2021-22), and previously served at its Executive Vice-President/President-Select, Treasurer, and Secretary in addition to chairing and co-chairing various committees. He also is an Editor of the PIABA Bar Journal.

He is published in the PIABA Bar Journal, Los Angeles Lawyer, San Fernando Valley Bar Association and the New York City Bar on issues related to securities arbitration. Michael is a frequent speaker on FINRA arbitration and mediation issues for PIABA and other bar associations.

Michael volunteers his time on an ad hoc basis to Community Legal Aid SoCal working with senior citizens.

Prior to entering private practice, Michael served as a Senior Staff Attorney with NASD Dispute Resolution (now FINRA) from 1997-2001, and as a Business Manager with JAMS from 2001-2005.

Michael is a 1994 graduate of Whittier College, with degrees in Business Administration and Economics. In 1997, he obtained his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law. He received his Master’s Degree in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine in 2001.

Location

Law Ofcs Jonathan W Evans & Associates
12711 Ventura Blvd Ste 440
Studio City, CA, 91604-2456

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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Jonathan W. Evans & Associates
  • 2006 - Present
  • Business Manager
  • JAMS
  • 2001 - 2005
  • Senior Attorney
  • NASD Dispute Resolution
  • 1997 - 2001

Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • MA - Masters
  • 2001
  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Whittier College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994
  • Whittier College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994
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Associations

  • PIABA
  • Immediate Past-President
  • 2022 - Present
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2015 - Present
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • PIABA
  • President
  • 2021 - 2022
  • PIABA
  • Executive Vice-President/President-Elect
  • 2020 - 2021
  • FINRA National Arbitration and Mediation Committee
  • Public Member
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • Editor in Chief, PIABA Bar Journal
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
  • 2015

Publications

  • PIABA Bar Journal
  • Getting the Good Stuff Through List 1 of the Discovery Guide
  • 2021
  • PIABA Bar Journal
  • RIA State Standards of Conduct and the Private Right of Action Surveying California, Florida, Illinois, and Texas
  • 2019
  • PIABA Bar Journal
  • Motions to Dismiss – Eligibility and Statute of Limitations
  • 2017
  • PIABA Bar Journal
  • Investors, Cornered
  • 2017
  • PIABA Bar Journal
  • Investors, Cornered
  • 2016
  • PIABA Bar Journal
  • The Financial Services Industry's Historic Pattern of Opposition to Reform: "Wolf" is the Only Cry (Co-Author)
  • 2015
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Schwab Seeks to Settle on Losing Fund (Quoted)
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • Arbitration Pre-Hearing Techniques: Getting to the Hearing Room
  • 2017
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association Annual Meeting
  • Computerized Compliance Systems
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Even though I am an arbitrator I learned from Mr. Edmiston's superlative answer on a securities arbitration question. Customized to the needs of the Avvo asker, it contained all of the elements a client would look for in making the decision to hire an attorney."
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael for several years and have always been impressed with his breadth of knowledge concerning securities law and litigation. It is obvious that Michael cares deeply about his clients and obtaining the best results possible, even in the face of less than perfect facts or other challenges. I highly recommend Michael as a go-to securities lawyer."
Studio City Securities and investment fraud Lawyer Michael Scott Edmiston
Michael Scott Edmiston
Securities and investment fraud Attorney
Studio City, CA
Licensed for 26 years