Andrew Stoltmann is a Chicago based attorney, author, TV commentator and investor advocate. He concentrates his legal practice in representing investors who are the victims of investment fraud. He has represented over one thousand individuals in lawsuits and FINRA securities arbitration actions against brokerage firms like Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, UBS, Raymond James, JP Morgan, Ameriprise, LPL Financial, and has tried approximately 80 cases. 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 became the President of the Public Investor Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA), an international bar association of attorneys whose members represent investors in disputes with the securities industry, in October of 2017. He previously served as PIABA’s Executive Vice President. Mr. Stoltmann is also currently an adjunct securities law professor at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. He authored the book Waging War on Wall Street (see below).
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 an analyst providing legal opinions and commentary on 20/20, Dateline, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, National Public Radio and others (please see Andrew 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.