About PIABA

PIABA is an international bar association whose members represent investors in disputes with the securities industry. Currently, there are members from 44 states, Puerto Rico and Japan.

PIABA was established in 1990 as an educational and networking organization for securities arbitration attorneys who represent the public investor in securities disputes. Many PIABA members are involved in promoting the interests of the public investor in securities and commodities arbitration through Association, State and National Committee service.

Mission Statement

The mission of PIABA is to advocate for equal access to justice for investors in all forums. PIABA works to promote fairness in the rules governing dispute resolution for investor claims against securities and commodities brokerage firms, registered investment advisory firms, and their associated representatives. PIABA also works toward creating, improving, and enforcing statutes, rules, regulations, case law, and policies designed to promote investor rights and to prevent misconduct by those who sell investments to the public.

PIABA Board of Directors

PIABA is governed by an elected Board of Directors. The 2018 Directors and Officers are: 

President
St. John's University School of Law
Queens, New York
Executive Vice President/ President Elect
Shepherd, Smith, Edwards & Kantas, LLP
Houston, Texas
Secretary
Meyer Wilson Co., LPA
Columbus, Ohio
Treasurer
Jonathan W. Evans & Associates
Studio City, California
Director
McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman
Cleveland, Ohio
Director
University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law
Las Vegas, Nevada
Director
Gana Weinstein LLP
New York City, New York
Director
Lambert Law Firm, LLC
Columbus, Ohio
Director
Mauriello Law Firm, APC
San Diego, California
Director
Israels & Neuman PLC
Seattle, Washington
Director
The Law Offices of Timothy J. O'Connor
Albany, New York
Director
Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP
Portland, Oregon
Director
Peiffer Wolf Carr & Kane, APLC
New Orleans, Louisiana
Director
Sonn Law Group, PA
Aventura, Florida
Director
Stoltmann Law Offices, P.C.
Barrington, Illinois