Kurtis J. Ward, 46, is devoted to representing investors who are victims of brokerage and investment fraud, unsuitable investments, churning, excessive commissions, broker negligence, Ponzi Schemes, over-concentration, and unauthorized trading. Investment related disputes arise when Wall Street firms, independent brokerage firms, financial advisors, investment advisors, banks, insurance companies, commodities firms, and other financial services companies take advantage of their clients, including senior citizens.
Prior to graduating from Oklahoma City University School of Law and becoming a lawyer, Mr. Ward spent many years in the commodities and securities industries. His registrations included: Series 3 Commodity Futures Representative, Series 7 General Securities Representative, Series 24 General Securities Principal, Series 63 Uniform Securities Agent, Series 65 Registered Investment Advisor, and Annuities License.
In Law School, Mr. Ward received the CALI AWARD for outstanding academic achievement in Securities Regulation and was also a member of Phi Delta Phi and the Christian Legal Society. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
Mr. Ward writes and speaks on a variety of Investment Fraud topics as well as American History and Constitutional Law. He teaches some semesters as an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Oklahoma State University-OKC campus.
Mr. Ward is an Arbitrator with the Financial Regulatory Authority (FINRA-formerly NASD) and the National Futures Association (NFA). He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Kansas Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, and the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA). He is admitted to practice in Oklahoma, U.S. District Court of Western Oklahoma, Kansas, and U.S. District Court of Kansas. Furthermore, he is able to represent securities arbitration clients in most states.