About Us

Representing Small Investors

Since its founding in 1991, Goodman & Nekvasil has always represented investors.

Goodman and Nekvasil P. A. was founded in 1991 by Joel Goodman and Kalju Nekvasil to provide representation for investors victimized by unscrupulous financial advisors. The firm, located in Saint Petersburg, Florida, represents clients all over the United States.

To date, the firm has recovered over $200 million for its clients; successfully resolving more than 99% of its cases.

Mr. Nekvasil has more than 38 years of legal experience in the securities arbitration, litigation and regulatory fields and has been profiled in national investment publications.

Mr. Nekvasil began his career as Regional Counsel for the NASD, now called FINRA, prosecuting stockbrokers for illegal practices. This early experience in this specialized area of the law ignited a passion in Mr. Nekvasil to represent investors who have been victims of securities fraud.

Today, the staff includes attorney Stephen Krosschell (who appeared in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Harvey v. Salomon Smith Barney, Inc.), and nine other staff members who provide in-house legal and financial analysis, web research, and paralegal support.

Nationwide Service

The national stage is well known to the attorneys at Goodman & Nekvasil. From the beginning the firm has practiced securities arbitration and litigation across the country. With this breadth of experience, the firm has remained flexible to the changing nature of fraud in the United States. With significant support staff including several full-time securities analysts, the firm has always been on the cutting edge of current practice.

Our Attorneys


Kalju Nekvasil


Mr. Nekvasil is a graduate of the prestigious Duke University Law School and has almost forty years of legal experience. He spent seven years as Regional General Counsel for the NASD/ FINRA in New Orleans where he prosecuted hundreds of cases against stockbrokers for violations of securities laws and industry rules.

Mr. Nekvasil is known as one of the nation's top legal experts in the field of securities fraud and has recovered over $200 million for his clients. His winning record has made him one of the most sought after lecturers in the US; speaking at NASD/ FINRA training seminars, industry conferences, and quoted in national publications like the Wall Street Journal.

Mr. Nekvasil is a long time resident of Saint Petersburg, Florida, where he raised his family. He is an active member of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and a enthusiastic supporter of local arts and community supporting organizations like the Mahaffey Theater, PARC, and CASA.

Mr. Nekvasil enjoys an active lifestyle which includes long distance running, basketball, and cycling and he plans to practice law for many years to come.


Duke University Law School
Juris Doctor

Bar Admissions

Florida and Louisiana

Activities & Affiliations
  • Public Investors Advocate Bar Association (PIABA), Member
  • More than 30 Years of Legal Experience
  • Quoted in Leading Publications including the Wall Street Journal

Stephen Krosschell

Stephen Krosschell is admitted to the state bar in Florida, has more than twenty-five years of legal experience, and is a graduate of The University of Michigan Law School.

Mr. Krosschell has handled hundreds of appeals and has appeared at an oral argument before the United States Supreme Court. More than 250 appellate court opinions have been published in his cases, including more than fifteen published decisions from the Supreme Court of Florida. He served several terms on the Florida Bar Rules of Judicial Administration Committee and the Appellate Court Rules Committee.

He is a certified public accountant and has a masters degree in accounting.


University of Michigan Law School
Juris Doctor



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When choosing a securities attorney, longstanding history and experience in the field is as important as being ahead of the curve. Goodman & Nekvasil is firmly grounded in both worlds, with our promise of good faith and trust built-in to how we do business. If you are interested in hiring Goodman & Nekvasil for your securities law claim, contact the firm today for a free consultation.

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