Kirk G. Smith

Shepherd, Smith, Edwards & Kantas LLP

1010 Lamar Street
Suite 900
Houston, Texas 77002


Banking, Commodities, Inheritance Disputes, Insurance, Investment, Oil and Gas, Securities, Whistleblower

Received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, in New Orleans and his law degree (JD) from South Texas College of Law in Houston. Mr. Smith's experience in the brokerage industry is well diversified, from marketing for a smaller specialized Wall Street firm to working as an investment advisor for a major brokerage firm. In his career Mr. Smith has worked on several hundred arbitration matters in various capacities. Besides focusing on securities arbitration, Mr. Smith also devotes his time to protecting the rights of the investor through his membership in the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, and is also a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Smith has been featured as a guest speaker on the topic of Securities Arbitration at the ATLA Annual Convention.

Our firm has a team of attorneys, consultants and others with more than 100 years of combined experience in the securities industry and in securities law. Since 1990, we have represented thousands of investors nationwide to recover losses.  We have represented clients in Federal and state courts and in arbitration through The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the New York Stock Exchange Inc. (NYSE), the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and  in private arbitration actions.

Collectively, our clients have recovered more than $100 million through our assistance in negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. More than 90% of those who have engaged our services have recovered all or a portion of their losses.  We have represented clients in approximately 1,000 matters in court, arbitration and/or mediation in Albany, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Austin, Augusta, Baltimore, Bismarck, Boise, Boston, Burlington, Charleston, Charlotte, Cheyenne, Chicago, Cinncinati, Cleveland, Columbia, Dallas, Denver, Des Moines, Detroit, Hartford, Helena, Honolulu, Houston, Indianapolis, Jackson, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Lexington, Lincoln, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Louisville, Manchester, Miami, Mexico City, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Montpelior, Nashville, Newark, New Orleans, New York City, Norfolk, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburg, Portland, Providence, Rapid City, Raleigh, Richmond, St. Louis, San Diego, San Juan, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, Wichita, Wilmington, and other cities nationwide. When  necessary, we team with attorneys in our client's hometown or state at our expense.

We have also served many international clients, partitularly from Latin America.  FINRA Rules governing the jurisdiction of U.S. based brokerage firms require that international clients with brokerage accounts at FINRA registered firms must file all claims for relief in arbitration cases at locations within the United States. 

1010 Lamar, Suite 900
Houston, TX 77002

Tel:   (713) 227-2400
Fax:  (713) 227-7215
Email: [email protected]