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Kirk G. Smith
  • Stockbroker & Investment Fraud, Securities Law, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Texas
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Scott L. Silver Esq.
Reviewed by Scott L. Silver Esq. December 26, 2019
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I first met Kirk over 20 years ago when i was a Wall Street defense attorney. He and his firm are best in class at what they do and have a long track record of satisfied clients.
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Summary

As a partner at Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas LLP (SSEK Law Firm), Kirk G. Smith focuses his practice on securities law. Representing individual and institutional investors against banks, brokerage firms and trust companies, Mr. Smith generally handles cases involving issues such as retirement losses, broker and brokerage firm misconduct, investment derivatives, fraud and financial product failures. He serves clients throughout the U.S.

Before earning a Juris Doctor from the South Texas College of Law Houston, Mr. Smith attended Loyola University New Orleans. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.

Previously working as an investment advisor for a large brokerage firm and handling the marketing for a smaller, specialized firm, Mr. Smith gained valuable knowledge of the investment processes and industry. Drawing on his diverse brokerage background, he helps those who have lost their savings or retirement due to the mishandling of their brokerage accounts to understand their rights and options. Mr. Smith offers personalized counsel and dedicated advocacy, working to hold financial institutions accountable for negligence or acts of wrongdoing. Undeterred by the challenge of going up against large firms or financial institutions, Mr. Smith stands by his clients throughout the legal process, helping them recover just compensation for their losses.

Beyond his work in the courtroom, Mr. Smith regularly shares his knowledge on the topic of securities arbitration as a guest speaker for various professional organizations. He has authored a number of articles and frequently provides quotes to news and media outlets regarding cases pertaining to his area of focus. Actively involved in the legal community, Mr. Smith is a member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
  • Securities Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Additional Practice Area
  • Broker Misconduct
Video Chat and Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • Facebook Video
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
State Bar of Texas
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Greek: Spoken
Professional Experience
Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas, LLP
Current
USA Securities Fraud site
Education
South Texas College of Law
J.D
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Loyola University New Orleans
B.A
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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2008 & 2009
20 Year Anniversary
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas
Member
Current
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Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association
Member
Current
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American Association for Justice
Member
Current
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Speaking Engagements
Securities Arbitration , ATLA Annual Convention
Contact & Map
Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas, LLP
Main Office
1010 Lamar St
#900
Houston, TX 77002
Toll-Free: (800) 259-9010
Telephone: (713) 227-2400
Fax: (713) 583-1217
Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas, LLP
Gulfport Office
2118 18th St
#100
Gulfport, MS 39501
Telephone: (228) 206-2493
Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas, LLP
Portland Office
621 SW Morrison St
#1050-B
Portland, OR 97205
Telephone: (971) 285-3075
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
Colorado Office
241 S Elizabeth St
#500
Ridgway, CO 81432
Telephone: (970) 239-7085
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