Matthew Lawson Allegedly Violated FINRA Conduct Rules

Matthew LawsonPublicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on May 17, 2018 indicate that Tennessee-based Raymond James Financial Services broker/adviser Matthew Lawson is involved in a pending customer dispute. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Lawson (CRD# 2869619).

Matthew Lawson has spent 20 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Raymond James Financial Services in Chattanooga, Tennessee since 2012. Previous registrations include LPL Financial in Chattanooga, Tennessee (2007-2012); SunTrust Investment Services in Chattanooga, Tennessee (2005-2007); Amsouth Investment Services in Birmingham, Alabama (2004-2005); and Merrill Lynch in New York, New York (1997-2004). He has passed five securities industry examinations: Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination), which he obtained on May 30, 1997; Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination), which he obtained on May 21, 1997; Series 31 (Futures Managed Funds Examination), which he obtained on December 15, 2008; Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination), which he obtained on May 9, 1997; and Series 24 (General Securities Principal Examination), which he obtained on March 28, 2006. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with 36 US states and territories.

According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received one pending customer complaint and one denied customer complaint.

In April 2018 a customer alleged Matthew Lawson, while employed at Raymond James Financial Services, breached his fiduciary duty, acted negligently, was negligent in his supervisory duties, recommended unsuitable investments, excessively turned over investments, breached contract, sold investments away from his member firm, and violated FINRA conduct rules. The customer is seeking $150,000 in damages in the pending complaint.

In 2010 a customer alleged Matthew Lawson, while employed at IFMG and LPL Financial, recommended unsuitable investments in variable annuities and real estate investment trusts. The customer sought $8,000 in damages in the complaint, which was denied.

If you have lost money investing with Matthew Lawson, you may be entitled to recoup your losses. Call Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. All cases are taken on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if and when you collect money. Time to file your claim may be limited, so we encourage you to avoid delay. Call 877-238-4175 now to speak to an attorney for free.

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