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.

Purpose and Objectives

The purposes and objectives of PIABA are as set forth in the Articles of Incorporation and as follows:

(a) To promote fairness in the rules governing dispute resolution for investor claims against securities and commodities brokerage firms, registered investment advisory firms, financial institutions and their associated representatives as well as others who sell investments or investment advice to the public;

(b) To seek to create, improve upon and promote the enforcement of statutes, rules, regulations, laws and policies designed to promote investor rights and prevent misconduct by those who sell investments and investment advice to the public; and

(c) To seek to provide education to investors and the investing public regarding their rights and the misconduct by those who sell investments and investment advice to the public.

PIABA Board of Directors

PIABA is governed by an elected Board of Directors. The 2022 Directors and Officers are: 

Jonathan W. Evans & Associates
Studio City, California
Executive Vice President/ President Elect
McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman
Cleveland, Ohio
Israels & Neuman PLC
Seattle, Washington
Mauriello Law Firm, APC
San Diego, California
Levin, Papantonio et al
Pensacola, Florida
Shepherd, Smith, Edwards & Kantas, LLP
Houston, Texas
Gana Weinstein LLP
Chicago, Illinois
Girard Bengali, APC
Los Angeles, California
Lambert Law Firm, LLC
Columbus, Ohio
St. John's University School of Law
Queens, New York
Meyer Wilson Co., LPA
Columbus, Ohio
The Law Offices of Timothy J. O'Connor
Albany, New York
Samuels Yoelin Kantor LLP
Portland, Oregon
Sonn Law Group, PA
Aventura, Florida
Vice President
Peiffer Wolf Carr Kane & Conway
New Orleans, Louisiana