Financial Planning Litigation

The firm practices in the area of litigation — both plaintiff-side and defense-side — of disputes involving financial planning, annuities and life insurance,  investment fraud claims, and related claims such as elder abuse via the purchase of investment products, life insurance and annuities.

The firm investigates and prosecutes appropriate investment fraud cases, including coordination with law enforcement officials and claims made to victims’ restitution funds.

The firms handles cases, both claim and defense, involving sales of unsuitable products or investment strategies as well as malpractice cases against life insurance agents and financial advisors. These cases include those with the following issues:

  • Defective 419(A)(f)(6) and 419(e) Welfare Benefit Trusts
  • Defective 412(i) Defined Benefit Pension Plans
  • Stranger-Owned Life Insurance (a/k/a “Free Life Insurance”) Strategies
  • Failed Life Insurance Policies
  • Variable Annuities With Undisclosed Charges or Surrender Periods
  • Life Settlements Without Full Disclosure
  • Defective Financial or Estate Plans
  • Tax Sheltered Investments
  • Improper Asset Allocations
  • Unsuitable Investments
  • Bogus Investments / Pyramid Schemes
  • Unsuitable Annuity Sales, including Variable Annuities and Equity-Indexed Annuities

Jay Adkisson is the Creator and Editor of Quatloos! (, an internationally famous internet website which exposes financial frauds and scams, and which has won many honors. Since Quatloos! went online in 1998, it has helped tens of thousands of people avoid being scammed out of literally billions of dollars, and helped to educate many thousands of people (and also enforcement personnel) about tax scams and tax scam promoters.

Jay has twice testified as an expert witness before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee regarding tax scams and frauds, and was featured in the Forbes’ Article “Build Your Own Soapbox” in the Fall 2000 Best of the Web special edition for his work with Quatloos! Jay has also appeared on ABC’s 20/20 and in financial publications such as the Wall Street Journal, and numerous other television and radio programs to discuss various financial frauds and tax scams.