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James Edward Lyons (CRD #1020397) is a former broker and investment advisor who was last registered with Raymond James & Associates, Inc. (CRD #705) of Shreveport, LA. He was previously employed by Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc. (CRD #4161), also of Shreveport, and Capitol Securities Group, Inc. (CRD #8094). No current employment information is available. He has been in the industry since 1981.

https://www.silverlaw.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/FINRA-Permanently-Bars-Honetta-C.-Kao-After-Allegations-of-Unauthorized-Trading-and-Mishandled-Accounts-300x200.jpgLyons is the subject of a current customer dispute with multiple claimants alleging a number of complaints, including unauthorized trading, fraudulent concealment, overconcentration, unsuitability and others. The actions in question occurred between 2001 and 2017. The damages requested total $5,000,000. The case is currently pending.

A similar complaint was filed on 04/29/2016, with many of the same allegations from 2/17/2011 – 4/29/2016. The client alleges unauthorized trading, churning, fraudulent omissions, suitability, and securities law violations at both the federal and state (Louisiana) level. The client requested damages of $1,200,000, and the case was settled for $400,000.

George Mathis (CRD #4271854) has been employed with Raymond James & Associates since November 2011. Previous employment included Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC from January 2008 to November 2011, Wachovia Securities, LLC from January 2008 to May 2009 and A. G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. from November 2000 to January 2008.

According to the FINRA BrokerCheck, there have been complaints against George Mathis.

Allegations-of-Sales-Practice-Violations-Cloud-Broker-Kenneth-Dlouhy-‘s-Record-300x200In 2016 while employed by Raymond James & associates, Inc., Client alleges unsuitably, misrepresentation, omissions, breach of fiduciary duty, violations of NASD Conducts Rule 301(A), Conduct Rule 2010, FINRA Conduct Rule 2010, FINRA Rule 2111, Negligence, and breach of contract and vicarious liability. The activity date is 9/03/2013 through 1/28/2016. The complaint settled for $70,000.00.

Silver Law Group is currently looking into customer allegations against Logan Burch Phillips, Jr. (CRD #1248589.) Phillips is a previously registered broker who last worked as a broker for Raymond James & Associates (CRD #705) in Jackson MS, from 2013 to 2016. He was previously employed by Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc. (CRD #4161, also in Jackson, MS) from 1990 through 2013, and by Scharff & Jones, Inc. (CRD# 745, no location listed) from 1974 through 1990. He is not currently registered as a broker, investment advisor or other financial services professional, and no current employment information is available.

Since 2009, Phillips has been the subject of nine customer disputes that were settled or withdrawn, with one denial. Two recent disputes were filed in 2017 and are currently pending.

The first dispute was filed on June 27, 2017, and included activity from June 2004 through October of 2017, and include allegations of “Fraud, Concealment, Unsuitability, Breach of Contract, Negligence, Gross Negligence, Bad Faith and Violations of SEC and FINRA Rules. Date of Activity: 6/2004 thru 6/2013.” The claimants have requested damages of $800,000.  

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