Andrew Stoltmann, attorney and investor advocate, exclusively concentrates his practice in representing investors who are the victims of investment fraud. He has represented over one thousand individuals in lawsuits and securities arbitration actions against brokerage firms like Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Wachovia, Linsco, Prudential, Baird, Edward Jones, AG Edwards and Smith Barney and has tried approximately 80 cases (please see Stoltmann Arbitration Awards for some of his decisions). Previous to opening the Stoltmann Law Offices P.C. he was a partner in a law firm concentrating its practice in the representation of investors in lawsuits, arbitration claims and class actions against brokerage firms. Mr. Stoltmann is currently an adjunct securities law professor at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago.
Mr. Stoltmann is currently on the Board of Directors for the Public Investor Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), an international bar association of attorneys whose members represent investors in disputes with the securities industry. He was the Editor-In-Chief of the PIABA Bar Journal from 2001 through 2005. Mr. Stoltmann also co-authored the book “Investor Rights for the Year 2000 and Beyond.”
He was voted an Illinois legal Rising Star from 2008 through 2012 and voted a 2014 Super Lawyer by his legal peers.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, Mr. Stoltmann worked as a licensed stockbroker for Olde Discount and Merrill Lynch. While in law school at DePaul University, Mr. Stoltmann clerked at the Chicago NASD Dispute Resolution office (now called FINRA), where 95% of securities arbitration cases are decided.
Mr. Stoltmann has appeared as a guest providing legal opinions, commentary and analysis on CNN, CNBC, BBC, CBC, CBS, CNN-FN, Bloomberg TV and National Public Radio (please see Stoltmann in The News). Mr. Stoltmann has been quoted in various publications worldwide including the Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Business Week, Forbes, Fortune, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Kiplinger’s, Jerusalem Post, London Post, London Free Press, The Guardian (UK), Daily Telegraph of London, Montreal Gazette, MaClean’s, Calgary Herald, Toronto Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Mainichi Daily News (Tokyo), China Daily (Beijing), Mail & Guardian (Johannesburg), National Post, and The Scotsman (Edinburgh).
Mr. Stoltmann is a member of PIABA (Public Investor Arbitration Bar Association), ATLA (Association of Trial Lawyers of America), the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and is admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Eastern District of Wisconsin.