Lawrence L. Klayman

Lawrence L. Klayman

Founding Partner


Lawrence L. Klayman, a Brooklyn native, is the founding partner of KlaymanToskes, P.A. His practice is exclusively limited to securities arbitration and litigation. Lawrence is a former licensed financial advisor who has spent decades applying what he has learned from working inside the securities industry to fight for the rights of injured investors. Lawrence understands what motivates financial advisors, he understands the complex products they sell, and he understands the imperfect compliance requirements set in place for the protection of investors.

Having worked full time while attending law school full time at Nova Southeastern University- Shepherd Broad Law Center, Lawrence recognizes that grit, hard work, and determination get desired results. While tending to his studies, Lawrence received firsthand experience at the National Association of Securities Dealers (“NASD”) now known as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) in the arbitration department.  He then worked at Boose, Casey, Ciklin as a law clerk where he worked in the securities group as part of the special counsel team representing Prudential Securities. He then worked at the firm now known as Gordon and Partners running their securities division until 1997 when he began his own firm.

Lawrence finds the greatest reward in practicing securities arbitration over the years has been the success he has had bringing the brokerage firms to the table to make things right with injured investors. He believes that the combination of experience representing clients on both sides of securities disputes, in addition to his practice as a former financial advisor, lends itself to Wall Street taking negotiations seriously.

Since 1997, Lawrence has represented thousands of investors throughout the United States and abroad. He has managed cases before FINRA, the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), JAMS, and state and federal courts. With his team of experienced and capable attorneys and staff, he has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for those experiencing investment losses due to negligence and fraud.

Mr. Klayman is frequently quoted in many national and local press publications regarding securities related news, including: The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Barron’s, Dow Jones Newswires, On Wall Street, Money Magazine, Barron’s, Registered Representative, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Investment News, BizWatch, The Plain Dealer, The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Palm Beach Post, The Florida Times Union, and others.

Additionally, Mr. Klayman is a respected member of the Florida Bar Trial Lawyer’s Section, and a former member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association and Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers. Lawrence has appeared as an expert witness providing expert testimony and analysis regarding registered representative sales practices and has guest lectured on numerous occasions at his alma mater Nova Southeastern University’s Shepherd Broad Law Center.


Bachelor’s degree in Economics from New York University
Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University- Shepherd Broad Law Center

Jurisdictions admitted to practice

State of Florida
U.S. District for the Southern District of Florida.


Securities Class Action Lawsuits Against Wall Street Brokerages vs. Securities Arbitration Claimants: A Study to Determine the Appropriate Path for Securities Dispute Resolution, (April 2003).

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