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Attorney Referrals

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In today's legal world, law firms have their niche which focuses on skillsets that are unique. As an expert in your field, you recognize the importance of hiring an attorney that specializes in a specific area of the law. Your clients are important to you and, as such, you want to make sure to pair them with the right firm when you make a referral. For securities cases, SSEK is that firm. SSEK has been representing investors big and small in securities litigation and FINRA arbitration for over 30 years. The firm's founder, William Shepherd, was a vice president with major brokerage firms before entering the field of law. One of the current principals, Kirk Smith also worked as a stockbroker with several major Wall Street firms before turning to representing those investors who have been harmed. The other current principal, Samuel Edwards, has an LLM in Securities Law and Financial Regulation from Georgetown Law Center and is the current President of PIABA, the preeminent investor protection Bar Association. Our senior associates are also well seasoned, having brokerage experience prior to becoming attorneys and having worked on hundreds of investor cases. In total, SSEK has represented thousands of investors in virtually every possible forum and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for wronged investors. We have represented clients ranging from destitute retirees, to wealthy individuals, to community banks and even large municipalities and states. SSEK also has extensive experience representing international clients, specifically from Latin America. We have an attorney and several staff members fluent in Spanish.

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Do you have a client that is an investor faced with realized or unrealized losses as a result of dealing with a financial professional. If so, SSEK is willing to work with you so that your client can receive the quality, specialized legal representation they deserve. We have the highest regard for our referring attorneys. SSEK strives to establish a collaborative relationship with the law firms that entrust us with referrals. We will use our expertise to do all the work, but will consult the referring attorney as needed in an effort to ensure the client gets the best service possible. With SSEK, you will get knowledgeable and forthright communication and will always be kept posted. Our goal is to build a strong relationship with our referring attorneys and, of course, provide the best representation possible for the client. We typically work on a contingency basis and often advance expenses for cases when necessary. We offer FREE consultations to review cases, so feel free to contact us. If your client prefers to work on an hourly or blended basis, we are able to accommodate.

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Client Reviews
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"I am going to miss conversations with you, Sam Edwards. You’ve been a wonderful lawyer and a friend. I loved learning legal jargon from you. But, even more, it is your self respect and commitment to your position that I admire and your persistent patience-your equanimity. With great appreciation, thank you!" M.B.
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"My experience with Ryan Cook has been very positive. Through every step of the litigation he explained what to expect to happen. When I spoke with him later he reviewed the process. He was very patient and I never felt rushed. I have already told friends how wonderful he is." L.R.