Charles E. Scarlett, Esq.
Charles E. Scarlett is an attorney with over thirty (30) years of broad-based experience concentrated in the field of securities litigation, arbitration and regulatory matters. In successfully representing customer-victims of stockbroker misconduct, Mr. Scarlett relies heavily on his decades of having represented numerous brokerage firms, stockbrokers and customers in securities-related matters before the National Association of Securities Dealers (“NASD”), the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”), the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and the State of Florida’s Department of Banking and Finance. In helping brokerage firm customers recover stock market losses resulting from mishandling of their brokerage accounts, Mr. Scarlett also relies on his extensive experience as an expert witness and NASD Arbitrator on securities-related cases. Of particular note is that Mr. Scarlett previously served as a Hearing Officer on the NASD Business District Conduct Committee where he presided over numerous disciplinary actions brought against stockbrokers, and also worked with the State of Florida in creating the Florida Securities and Investor Protection Act.
Mr. Scarlett graduated from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio in 1977 with a degree in Finance and obtained an MBA in Finance and a Juris Doctor from Florida State University School of Law in 1982. Mr. Scarlett worked as an Assistant General Counsel with the Florida Office of the Comptroller regulating stock brokerage firms and stockbrokers in the State of Florida until 1988, when he joined Atlas, Pearlman & Trop, PA., a law firm located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, specializing in securities related matters. In 1990, Mr. Scarlett joined JW Charles Securities, Inc. and served as its General Counsel until that brokerage firm was acquired by First Union Securities, Inc. in 2001. Mr. Scarlett continued to work for First Union Securities as a litigator handling arbitrations nationwide on behalf of the firm. In 2002, Mr. Scarlett formed his own law firm representing customers, brokerage firms and stockbrokers in securities-related matters, and expanded his practice in December 2012 to add Scott D. Hirsch, Esq. as a shareholder.