ATTORNEY BIO
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880 Montclair Road Suite 100 Birmingham, AL 35213
Assistant
Kristi Erwin
Legal Assistant
bio image Mickey B. Wright
shareholder

Mickey is a Shareholder with LGWM, is head of LGWM's Securities Litigation Practice Group and serves on LGWM's Executive Committee. Mickey spends a substantial portion of his practice representing broker dealers and registered representatives in securities arbitrations and in state and federal court in claims involving allegations of sales practice violations, unsuitability, churning, misrepresentation and selling away. Mickey also handles regulatory matters before FINRA, the SEC and state securities agencies.

Mickey contributes to LGWM's Architect and Engineer and Construction Practices Groups, representing design professionals and general contractors in both commercial and residential projects. Mickey also represents subcontractors in various construction disputes. The rest of Mickey's practice is devoted to representing other professionals, including appraisers, surveyors, accountants and real estate agents.

Outside the Office

Member, Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.

Professional Profile
Member, Alabama Bar Association
Member, Birmingham Bar Association
Former Arbitrator, Attorney Fee Dispute Arbitration Committee
Former Member, ADR committee
Member, Tennessee Bar Association
Member, Securities Industry Association Compliance and Legal
Alabama Super Lawyers
Admitted
  • All Alabama State Courts
  • All Tennessee State Courts
  • The United States District Courts for the Northern Middle and Southern Districts of Alabama
  • The United States District Courts for the Western Middle and Eastern Districts of Tennessee
Education
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
J.D., 2000

Recipient, Scholar of Merit Award
President, Public Interest Law Organization

Auburn University
BS, 1997

Recipient, Garnet Award for Academic Excellence
CASES OF NOTE
Securities Experience:
  • Represented registered representative in several FINRA arbitrations and pre-suit claims involving allegations of unsuitable options and margin trading in over 200 investment accounts resulting in losses in excess of $4 million
  • Represented broker dealer in FINRA arbitration brought by multiple customers involving alleged selling away activities of registered representatives with total claim in excess of $3.8 million.
  • Represented registered representative in several FINRA arbitrations brought by multiple customers involving alleged selling away activities spanning six years and involving over $8 million of assets
  • Represented registered representative in regulatory actions brought by the Georgia Securities Commission, Alabama Securities Commission, Department of Labor, and the FINRA Disciplinary Enforcement Division
  • Represented Broker Dealer and registered representatives against over 100 Customer complaints in the alleged fraudulent sale of an international telecom stock where claims were in excess of $25 million.
  • Represented Registered Representative against multiple customer complaints involving the sale of variable annuities in FINRA Arbitrations with total claims in excess of $2 million.
  • Represented Broker Dealer and Registered Representatives in numerous customer complaints throughout the United States and regulatory actions brought by state securities commission against allegations of unauthorized trading and churning where the claims where in excess of $5 million.
  • Represented Broker Dealer and Registered Representative in multiple arbitrations where allegations included unauthorized trading, unsuitability in the sale of B-share mutual funds.
  • Represented Broker Dealer in state court against claims involving alleged ponzi scheme perpetrated by registered representative.
  • Represented Registered Representative against regulatory claims brought by the SEC and the State of Arkansas for allegedly engaging in fraudulent conduct when selling securities to seniors.
  • Represented Broker Dealer in regulatory action brought by the Mississippi Secretary of State for allegations of failing to maintain appropriate supervisory controls and document retention.
  • A&E and Constuction Experience:
  • Represents architect in design and construction defect case involving all exterior balconies and walkways of a multi-building Condominium in Destin, Florida.
  • Represented Architect in claim involving roofing issues in a commercial structure.
  • Represented aerial surveyor in claim related to a power line project.
  • Represented Architect with respect to alleged faulty design and specification for an underground hot water system at Auburn University.
  • Represented design/build firm in water intrusion matter relating to a large Alabama skyscraper.
  • Represented Engineer in alleged negligent design of a waste water treatment facility in Jefferson County, Alabama.
  • Represented Engineer in alleged faulty design of an HVAC System for a level 4 infectious disease control laboratory.
  • Represented Surveyor in alleged faulty surveying of a location of pier for a condominium in Orange Beach, Alabama.
  • Represented Civil Engineer in alleged faulty road design in residential neighborhood in Baldwin County, Alabama.
  • Represented Civil Engineer in residential neighborhood where expensive soil issues were present.
  • Represented Architect in dispute involving various systems in a mechanized distribution center.
REPORTED CASES
  • QBE Ins. Corp. v. Austin Co., 23 So.3d 1127 (Ala. 2009)
  • Dawsey v. Raymond James Financial Services, 17 So.3d 639 (Ala. 2009)
  • Anthony v. Cadaret Grant & Co., Inc., 2015 WL 4885506 (FINRA)
  • Garvin v. Berthel Fisher & Company, 2015 WL 997963 (FINRA)
  • Trotter v. Park Avenue Securities, 2010 WL 3525725
  • Hines v. First Allied Securities, 2010 WL 677303
  • Nancy Frasier v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., et al., 2008 NASD Arb. Lexis 738.
  • Mattie McCurdy v. MetLife Securities, Inc., et al., 2007 NASD Arb. Lexis 823.
  • Timothy Fant v. American General Securities, Inc., et al., 2006 NASD Arb. Lexis 1186.
  • Margie Jones v. American General Securities, Inc., et al., 2006 NASD Arb. Lexis 315.
  • Charlotte Millican v. SunAmerica Securities, Inc., 2003 NASD Arb. Lexis 1394.
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