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Samuel B. Edwards
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Stockbroker & Investment Fraud, Securities Law
  • California, Michigan, Texas
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Sam Edwards is a partner at SSEK and has developed a wide-ranging practice representing individuals and institutions from the United States and almost every continent in the world in investment and financial disputes. Over the last decade, that representation has included hundreds of clients who range from retirees that have lost their life savings, to community banks and credit unions who have been defrauded by Wall Street in investment schemes or bad products, to states and municipalities defrauded by investment banks.

The cases Mr. Edwards has worked on include claims for unsuitable investment recommendations, churning, misrepresentations and outright fraud. The investments involved have varied from simple stocks and bonds to more complicated annuities, options and futures to even extremely complex derivatives such as structured products, CMOs, IOs, Inverse IOs, CDOs, CLOs, synthetic CDOs, Credit Default Swaps and hedge funds. Mr. Edwards has represented clients before FINRA (previously NASD and the NYSE), AAA and JAMS arbitration panels, as well as state and federal courts all around the country.

Mr. Edwards is an active member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (“PIABA”), working with attorneys across the nation to protect investor rights. He is currently a member of the PIABA Board of Directors and was the previous editor and chief of the PIABA Bar Journal where he is also a regular contributing author. Along with the PIABA Bar Journal, Mr. Edwards’ articles have been published in the Practicing Law Institute’s handbooks for securities and a number of other resources. Mr. Edwards is also a frequent lecturer on all issues related investment disputes and securities law, helping to train attorneys nationwide to represent wronged investors.

Georgetown University Law Center
LL.M. (2015) | Masters in Securities Law and Financial Regulation
Honors: With distinction, Thomas B. Chetwood S.J. Prize
University of Houston - Main Campus
Honors: Cum Laude
University of Texas - Austin
B.A. (1998)
Professional Experience
Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas, LLP
USA Securities Fraud site
Speaking Engagements
Handling Motions to Vacate, Eligibily Motions and Statutes of Limitations in FINRA Arbitration Cases and Related Court Proceedings, PIABA Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2008-2011, 2013-2104
Professional Associations
Michigan State Bar # P72583
- Current
California State Bar # 237500
- Current
Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
Executive Vice President/President Elect
- Current
Activities: Board of Directors Former Editor-in-Chief of the PIABA Bar Journal
State Bar of Texas
- Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
  • Securities Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Broker Misconduct
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Samuel B. Edwards' Website Profile
Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas, LLP Website
Investor Lawyers Blog
Contact & Map
Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas, LLP
Main Office
1010 Lamar St
Houston, TX 77002
Telephone: (713) 227-2400
Fax: (713) 227-7215
Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas, LLP
San Francisco Office
By Appointment Only
1 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111
Telephone: (415) 623-2002
Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas, LLP
Los Angeles Office
By Appointment Only
1800 Century Park E
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Telephone: (310) 789-5822
Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas, LLP
New York Office
By Appointment Only
14 Wall St
20th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Telephone: (212) 618-1330
Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas, LLP
Detroit Area Office
By Appointment Only
100 W Big Beaver Rd
Troy, CA 48084
Telephone: (248) 526-3319