James Kearney – Financial Advisor/Broker James Kearney Suspended from Securities Industry

James Kearney – Financial Advisor/Broker James Kearney Suspended from Securities Industry | Goodman & Nekvasil P.A., May Recover Investor Losses

James Kearney CRD #265734

James Kearney was a previously licensed financial advisor with Raymond James & Associates, Inc. According to James Kearney’s CRD, James Kearney was suspended from the securities industry for 15 days and fined $2,500 in November 2019.

According to FINRA Allegations:  

From November 2017 to May 2018 (the “Relevant Period”), James Kearney exercised discretion by placing approximately 200 trades in the accounts of 20 customers without written authorization from the customers and without acceptance of the accounts as discretionary by the Firm, thereby violating NASD Rule 2510(b) and FINRA Rule 2010. Additionally, Kearney violated FINRA Rules 4511 and 2010 by mismarking 47 of the orders for the trades as “unsolicited” and by marking none of them as discretionary, thereby causing the Firm to create and maintain inaccurate books and records in violation of Section 17(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”) and Rule 17a3 thereunder

According to James Kearney’s CRD:

A customer dispute was filed alleging sales practice violations against James Kearney.

Customer Dispute 11/15/18:  Client alleges investments were unsuitable and trades were excessive and not authorized. This customer dispute was settled for $50,000.

Goodman & Nekvasil P.A. May Recover Investor Losses

If you lost money on investments with James Kearney and believe the investments may have been unsuitable or otherwise improper for you, we would like to discuss the possibility of your retaining our firm to represent you in an arbitration action concerning James Kearney’s conduct. There is no charge for an evaluation of your case. Further, we handle our cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that unless we recover money for you, we charge no attorney’s fee. Unless you recover any money, you pay us nothing, not even the costs and expenses which the firm will advance on your behalf.

Kalju Nekvasil, Esq., formerly regional counsel with the NASD, now known as FINRA, has practiced in this area of the law for more than 35 years. Goodman & Nekvasil, P.A. has recovered more than $180 million on behalf of victimized investors. If you lost money on investments with James Kearney and would like your case evaluated by a securities attorney (again, there is no charge for an evaluation and all cases are handled on a purely contingency fee basis), please contact us. 

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