Law School
University of Florida, J.D., with honors, 1983


Scott Ilgenfritz has been a trial lawyer for 33 years. In 1992, after a number of years practicing commercial litigation, he began representing victims of securities fraud and other broker misconduct. Since 1992, he has learned that while reputable brokers are the norm, it only takes one bad, or even lax, broker to devastate your retirement plans. Having seen the dire financial consequences to retirees and other investors who have fallen prey to broker misconduct, he decided to make protecting individual investors a principal focus of his law practice.

Mr. Ilgenfritz and his firm are committed to recovering investors' losses. The attorneys in the securities fraud practice group have over 70 years combined experience in representing investors in securities arbitration and litigation matters. In addition to this broad experience, they are aided by an intensely committed support staff, utilizing the latest technology, computerized legal research, and well-recognized experts – all to provide you with the finest and most cost-effective representation.

Cases are generally handled on a contingency basis. There is no legal fee unless a recovery is obtained. Clients are responsible for out-of-pocket costs, such as filing fees and expert witness fees. There is no charge for initial client consultations or the initial evaluation of a client’s case.

Accepts Cases
Willing to take Cases $100,000+

Educational Background

University of Florida, J.D., with honors, 1983
     Honors: Order of the Coif
     Honors: Phi Kappa Phi
     Honors: Executive Editor, University of Florida Law Review, 1982-1983
Vanderbilt University, B.A., cum laude, 1979

Honors and Awards

-AV Rating Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory

-Recognized in 2006 by Florida Trend Magazine as a member of Florida's Legal Elite in the practice area of Commercial Litigation

-Recognized by the Law & Politics publication as a Florida Suoer Lawyer in 2006 in the practice area of Securities Litigation and in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 in the practice area of Business Litigation

-Peer selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America in 2012 in the practice area of Commercial Litigation and from 2013 through 2017 in the practice areas of Litigation-Securities, Commercial Litigation, and Litigation-Trusts and Estates

Special Licenses/Certifications

Board Certified Business Litigation Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Scholarly Lectures and Writings

-Closing Argument: Convincing the Arbitrators Your Client Should Win

-The Florida Securities and Investor Protection Act: Liability, Secondary Liability, and Statutes of Limitation

-Issues with Investment Advisors: Causes of Action, Arbitrability, and Brokerage Firm Liability

-A Fresh Look at Suitability

-Non-Traded REITs: A Disaster for Investors

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

The Florida Bar, admitted 1984

Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association: member since 1997; Board of Directors member since 2008; and President November, 2012-October, 2013

Hillsborough County Bar Association, 1990 to Present

States Admitted with Active License to Practice