Bradford M. Gucciardo is an experienced attorney whose work is devoted almost exclusively to the representation of stock market investors who have been victims of stockbroker and brokerage firm misconduct. Specifically, Mr. Gucciardo helps brokerage firm customers recover stock market losses, most often of retirement savings, that they sustained as the result of mishandling of their brokerage accounts.
After he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in the study of English literature, creative writing and criminology from the University of South Florida, Mr. Gucciardo, a native New Yorker, returned to New York to attend St. John’s University School of Law from which he earned his Juris Doctor degree. During law school, in addition to attending classes, Mr. Gucciardo worked as a law clerk in the legal departments of brokerage firms Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc. and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Company. After graduation, Mr. Gucciardo worked both in private practice and as an in-house corporate attorney defending small, medium and large financial services companies/brokerage firms and their stockbrokers against claims brought by their customers.
After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Mr. Gucciardo decided to expand his representation of brokerage firm customers and moved his law practice from New York City to the State of Florida, where many retirees relocate. Since his move to the sunshine state, from offices in Boca Raton, Florida, Mr. Gucciardo has successfully represented numerous brokerage firm customers in arbitration proceedings conducted by the National Association of Securities Dealers Office of Dispute Resolution (NASD), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Although Mr. Gucciardo is licensed to practice law in the states of New York and Florida, his law firm of Scarlett, Gucciardo, & Hirsch, P.A. is a nationwide practice, which is able to represent brokerage firm customers in all fifty states.