The site of the arbitration is determined by the organization that is responsible for overseeing the process, typically FINRA. Consideration is given to a number of factors, including the convenience of the parties, the availability of important records and/or witnesses, and the availability of qualified arbitrators. In most cases, the location of the arbitration hearing is close to where the investor lived when the dispute arose, even if the agreement between the investor and the stockbroker or financial institution states otherwise.
The FINRA arbitration lawyers at Meyer Wilson handle arbitration hearings nationwide. FINRA arbitrations and preconference hearings take place close to where the investor lives. We are based out of Ohio and California, but we have the ability to travel to any state to represent defrauded investors at these hearings.