Finra Expert Witnesses

Finra expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on finra. The finra expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Cannabis, Financial, Fraud, Insurance, Risk Management, and Securities & Investments.

Harold "Trey" Fairman III, AIF®, J.D., LL.M. Financial Services Industry Expert

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Insurance, Securities & Investments - Life Insurance,ERISA,FINRA,Premium Financing,IUL,Negligence,Life Settlement,Indexed UL,Annuities,STOLI,Economic Damages, Misrepresentation,Disability,Unfair Sales Practices,Fraud,Standard of Care,Variable, LTC, 401k,Illustration,VUL,FIA,ILIT,Bad Faith,Policy Lapse,Fiduciary,Agent Duty,403b,Deceptive
As a court-qualified expert since 2011, I have authored numerous reports and rebuttals, opined on damage matters, and testified multiple times in federal and state court jury trials. I have also consulted as an expert in FINRA arbitration hearings. I am uniquely qualified with decades of experience in the high-net-worth financial services marketplace. Over my career, I have partnered with insurance agents, fiduciaries, attorneys, accountants, pension actuaries, registered investment advisors, financial planners, Wall Street firms, Private Banks, and Trust Companies to provide investment and insurance planning services. I have extensive knowledge of various financial services, from basic to complex. Experience includes 401(k) fiduciary oversight and plan governance, standards of care and prudent processes, business owner planning, estate tax liquidity planning, and income replacement planning. Product experience includes most types of investment vehicles, annuities, disabili...

Peter John Ingersoll, CCIM Safe Harbour Equity, Inc.

Oceanside, California
Cannabis, Securities & Investments - Cannabis, marijuana, banking and financing, receiverships, bankruptcy, FINRA, syndication, 1031 exchanges, investor disputes, securities fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, investor lawsuits, unregistered securities, investor fraud, shareholder disputes, governance, compliance
Cannabis real estate and investment thought leader. Managing director and cannabis product chair for Sperry Commercial Global Affiliates, the first national real estate firm to embrace cannabis as legitimate investment sector. Expertise in cannabis including breach of contract issues, breach of fiduciary duty, financing & private equity, governance documents, 1031 exchanges, sale-leasebacks, broken development deals, partner disputes, receiverships (bankruptcy is not available for cannabis enterprises), investor disputes, and unregistered securities litigation. Former Series 65 registered investment advisor. Graduate of Wharton School – University of Pennsylvania - BS of Economics. Co-Captain of the wrestling team

Thomas G. Taliaferro, CIMA®, AIF®

San Diego, California
Securities & Investments, Financial - Breach of fiduciary duty, Uniform Prudent Investors Act, churning, suitability, broker/dealer standards and compliance, investment advisor, portfolio management, asset allocation, unauthorized trading, elder abuse, FINRA, financial advisor, financial planning, branch management, securities fraud
Financial advisor/portfolio manager with over 30 years’ professional experience including serving as a Senior Vice President for both Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo Advisors. Extensive experience with high net-worth and ultra-high-net worth clients. Supervisory experience includes managing 55 financial advisors with accounts totaling in excess of $4 billion and addressing numerous employment issues at broker/dealers. Spotless compliance record. Have testified as an expert witness in AAA, FINRA and Superior court venues and deposition. Member of Securities Experts Roundtable and public speaker. Professional Designations: Wharton School Executive Education)-- Certified Investment Management Analyst Senior Financial Advisor Senior Branch Manager FINRA--Dispute Resolution Arbitrator Center for Fiduciary Studies--Accredited Investment Fiduciary IMCA--Certification--Fiduciary Best Practices Licenses Held: Series 7—General Securities License--1985 Series 3—National Commodities ...


AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ​PhD- Real Estate; MBA- Business; MSFP- Financial Planning; LLB- Law; BSCE- Civil engineering. No Nonsense Finance- 2003. reprinted 2009; Financial Planning Fiduciary Standards under Dodd Frank, 2011; The Failure of Securities Arbitration, 2012; Investments/Securities Risk of Loss, 2023, online at 52 years in the trenches as Financial Planner, Held 7, 24, 27, 63, 65 licenses, CFP, RIA, Real Estate Broker; B-1 General Contractor, California Life and Disability Insurance Analyst (i of 35); Have acted as arbitrator, expert witness. Current focus as Consultant. Taught CFP/Financial Planning courses for University of California, Irvine and Berkeley, University of San Francisco, et al; Real Estate Capstone course for UCI, Taught series 4, 6, 24, 27, 63, 65, etc. for Private schools. Continuing insurance education courses- Medicare...

Robert D. Lawson, CSCP®, AIF®, CFE®, MRFC®, LUTCF® Barrington Financial Consulting Group, Inc.

Bloomington, Minnesota
Securities & Investments, Fraud - FINRA Expert Witness, FINRA Arbitration Expert Witness, Securities Expert Witness, Mutual Fund Expert Witness, FINRA Arbitrator, FINRA Mediator, Fiduciary Expert Witness, Securities Compliance Expert Witness, Annuity Expert Witness, Options Expert Witness, Securities Fraud Examiner
Mr. Robert Lawson has 40 years of experience in the financial services industry with securities, investments, retirement plans, and insurance and in a professional capacity as a registered representative, financial advisor, investment fiduciary, branch manager, securities, and options principal. He is the President and Chief Compliance Officer of Barrington Capital Management, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisory (RIA) firm he established in 1988. He also serves as the President and Managing Principal of Barrington Financial Consulting Group, Inc., a securities and insurance litigation consulting firm with experienced testifying and consulting experts. Mr. Lawson proudly serves as a FINRA and NFA Arbitrator (FINRA Chair-Qualified) and a FINRA Mediator where he presides over industry and public disputes pertaining to breach of fiduciary duties, negligence, failure to supervise, misrepresentation, breach of contract, monetary damages, and employment issues. As an unbiased Arbitrato...

Alan J Besnoff, CFP, ChFC, CLU Securities Expert Witness & Litigation Support, LLC

Fremont, New Hampshire
Securities & Investments, Insurance - Mutual Funds, Annuities, Financial Planning, Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, FINRA, Misrepresentation, Asset Allocation, Retirement Plans, Unauthorized Trading, Suitability, churning, Supervision, Employment, U-5, Variable Annuities, Alternative Investments, CFP, Fiduciary Duty, IRAs
Alan J. Besnoff, CFP, ChFC, CLU is the founder of Securities Expert Witness & Litigation Support, LLC, and provides litigation consulting services and expert testimony for matters involving customer disputes and employment issues within the financial services industry. Mr. Besnoff’s expert engagements typically involve sales practices and violations of rules and industry standards in the areas of securities, life insurance and annuities, supervisory, and U-5/employment matters. Mr. Besnoff has been engaged as an expert in more than 130 cases and has testified approximately 30 times. Alan Besnoff has 30+ years of experience within the industry, primarily in supervisory and leadership positions. Mr. Besnoff has passed FINRA registration examinations for Series 6, 63, 65, 7, 26, and 24, as well as state licensing examinations for Life Insurance & Annuities, Disability Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, Variable Life Insurance and Variable Annuities. Professional designations...

Kerry Campbell, CFA®, CFP®, AIFA® Kerry Campbell LLC

Staten Island, New York
Securities & Investments, Financial - Uniform Prudent Investor Act, UPIA, Trust and Estates, Trustee Duty of Impartiality, Fiduciary Duty, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Damages, Investment Suitability, Financial Planning, Portfolio Management, Asset Allocation, Investment Due Diligence, Divorce, Matrimonial, Hedge Funds, FINRA, Annuities.
Mr. Campbell has over 30 years of financial industry experience. He is the principal of a financial litigation and investment management consulting firm, Kerry Campbell LLC, where he serves as a financial expert witness during litigations and provides consulting services to financial institutions and investors. He has worked in investment research and portfolio management, as a Managing Director at Arden Asset Management, and as a Senior Vice President at Guggenheim Partners. He has worked in prime broker risk management as a Managing Director at Bear Stearns. Prior to that he worked as a commissioned registered representative, a funding officer and as a credit analyst/loan officer. Mr. Campbell received a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Finance Summa Cum Laude from Fordham University Gabelli School of Business. He is an Approved FINRA Dispute Resolution Arbitrator, a Cha...