At its Annual Meeting, Michael S. Edmiston was named the recipient of the 2015 PIABA Outstanding Service Award for his service and contributions to Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA).

A member of the PIABA since 2008, Mr. Edmiston currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the PIABA Bar Journal, has served on the Arbitration Committee. 

Michael S. Edmiston is an Associate with Jonathan W. Evans & Associates in Studio City, California.  He has practiced with the firm since 2006.  Prior to entering private practice, Michael served as a Senior Staff Attorney with NASD Dispute Resolution (now FINRA) in Los Angeles, California (1997-2001), and as a Business Manager with JAMS in Dallas, Texas and Orange, California (2001-2005).

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. Since 2006, Michael volunteers his time to the Legal Aid Society of Orange County working with senior citizens in a variety of civil and administrative matters. 

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, and was admitted to the California Bar later that same year. He received his Master’s Degree in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine in 2001.

Awarded to a PIABA Member annually, the PIABA Outstanding Service Award honors the very best in the PIABA Membership," said Robin Ringo, PIABA Executive Director. "An incredible amount of personal time is dedicated by members to serving on the Association committees.  It is with a deep sense of gratitude that we thank Mr. Edmiston for his dedication to PIABA and the rights of public investors."