No, but it is definitely recommended. Securities arbitration is a complex legal process and the arbitration panel’s decision is considered binding.
The brokerage firm will probably hire a highly skilled defense lawyer, who is well versed in securities litigation. They will fight your claim and work hard to disprove your case. If an experienced securities arbitration attorney does not represent you, you will be at a significant disadvantage during the hearing.
Our securities fraud attorneys have a successful track record representing cases in FINRA arbitration. We have been able to recover millions of dollars for our clients. The attorneys at our firm are licensed in Ohio, California, and Michigan, and we represent investors nationwide in securities arbitration and litigation claims.
We also encourage you to watch our helpful video to learn more about non-lawyers vs. lawyers in arbitration hearings.
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