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Meet Our Attorneys

Civil Trial Attorneys With a Statewide Practice

The seven lawyers of Edwards, Frickle Culver represent personal injury, environmental and commercial litigation clients in all Montana state and federal courts. Contact us in Billings to get to know our AV-rated* law firm.

Founding attorney A. Clifford Edwards is a former Montana Trial Lawyer of the Year who has won national recognition for his accomplishments in personal injury and environmental litigation. To learn more about his professional background and that of our other attorneys, see the profiles below.

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc. used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

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Verdicts and Settlements

  • Tragic accidents change the lives of those injured as well as the families that need to support them
  • Mounting medical expenses create real fear and anxiety to families
  • Insurance companies are not on your side, their business is to make money
  • We collect and organize your medical bills and records to relieve you of the stress – allowing you and your family to focus on recovery.

$2.5 million

Edward’s Client vs. Western Community T.V. Inc. – $2.5 million verdict in a wrongful death claim for the estate of a Montana Power Company foreman who was crushed between two vehicles.

  • $3.117 million

    Edward’s Client vs. D-2 Trucking Inc. – $3.117 million verdict for a mother and her son who were injured in a vehicle accident at the intersection of South Billings Boulevard and the I-90 freeway on-ramp caused by a semi-truck driver.

  • $7.2 million

    Edward’s Client vs. United States Fidelity Guaranty Company and the Phillips County Insurance. – $7.2 million verdict against insurance carrier for failing to pay for the loss and damages when the Malta High School was totally destroyed by a fire in 1995.

  • $250 million

    Edward’s Client vs. Burlington Northern Railroad Company. – $250 million verdict that was later overturned on appeal by the United States Supreme Court.

  • $1.5 million

    Edward’s Client vs. Payless Shoes and Payless Store #2655 in Billings, Montana. – $1.5 million verdict for failing to provide a safe place to work for an employee who was assaulted. The verdict was affirmed by the Montana Supreme Court holding that police officers are not “experts” requiring formal disclosure of opinions under Rule 26.

  • Securities Fraud Attorney – Stockbroker Fraud Lawyer – Investment Fraud Attorney – Serving the USA


    Nationwide Securities Fraud – Stockbroker Fraud – Investment Fraud Attorney

    Our securities fraud attorneys and staff have more than 100 years of combined experience in the securities industry and in securities law. Several of our firm’s attorneys served as a vice president or as compliance officers of one or more major brokerage firms. Our experienced team is devoted to assisting institutional and individual investors nationwide to recover losses caused by the inappropriate actions of investment advisors and their firms. We offer a free consultation to those who contact us through our Website. Se habla espa ol. We have extensive experience representing investors outside the United States with claims against U.S. based investment firms.

    Daily Headlines: “Wall Street Fraud!”Millions of Investors Have Lost Their Life Savings and Retirement Assets!

    Yet, property invested, any losses would have been small. Many investors’ lives were destroyed because brokerage firms lied to their clients (and brokers) or other misconduct or negligence by the firm or broker. It is wrong when life savings are lost through unsuitable high risk stocks, options, mutual funds – or even annuities or bonds! Margin borrowing often made the losses even greater. Some brokers and firms now blame investors for their own losses. Don’t be fooled by these tactics!

    If you feel you may be a victim of Wall Street fraud or negligence contact our securities lawyers for a free consultation .

    What is Broker Fraud?

    “Broker fraud ” includes theft, lying and deceit, but it also includes other types of wrongdoing, such as churning, unauthorized transactions, unsuitable investments and other acts of greed, incompetence and negligence by stockbrokers, financial planners, and others in the securities industry. Learn more about common forms of broker misconduct .

    There are regulations and laws written to protect investors. Securities regulators “police” the securities industry and issue fines and suspensions. To recover their losses investors must file claims for recovery. Statistics demonstrate that they are far more likely to recover if they are represented by experienced securities fraud lawyers. Since investors sign account documents at brokerage firms which almost always contain binding arbitration clauses, most claims against brokerage firms must be resolved in securities arbitration instead of court. Learn more about securities arbitration .

    Securities Fraud Attorneys

    Our primary goal is to represent investors who have lost their savings and retirement when their brokerage accounts were mishandled. Our securities fraud attorneys have represented thousands of clients nationwide who were victims of misrepresentations, commission churning, unsuitable investments, unauthorized transactions, execution failures, excessive mark-ups, disappearing funds, botched transfers, web-broker outages, “selling away” from firms, unregistered brokers, unregistered securities, improper margin liquidations, broker bribes, fraudulent research, “boiler room” sales practices and other wrongful acts. Those cases were concerning stocks, bonds, “penny” stocks, “junk” bonds, options, warrants, commodities, mutual funds, REIT’s, limited partnerships, derivative securities and other investments. We have also handled other types of cases for investors and minority shareholders. More about our firm .

    Check out your stockbroker from our list of recent NASD enforcement actions. Click here to learn why the SEC doesn’t help defrauded investors and why you need to hire a securities lawyer to help you recover your losses.

    Click here to learn about common mistakes that investors make when interacting with brokers after they suspect something is wrong.

    Click here if you want to know how retirees are targets for unethical money managers. Here is some information about annuities. a prime investment product sold by stockbrokers in recent years partly because of the large commissions the sales generate.

    Financial Representative Misconduct: Rep. Who Didn’t Disclose $100M in EB-5 Investment Sales is Barred From Securities Industry, Ex-Stifel, Nicolaus Broker is Suspended Fined For Variable Annuity Violations, and Former Advisor is In Trouble Over Alleged Breaches Involving Senior Investors Accounts

    Former Stifel, Nicolaus Broker is Accused of Variable Annuity Violations The Financial Industry

  • NY Man is Charged in $70M Investor Fraud In yet another investor fraud case in which the alleged fraudsters touted the sale of tickets from
  • Judge Stops $16 Million Interest Payment on COFINA bonds in Puerto Rico Bankruptcy In Manhattan federal court, U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain has blocked a $16.3 million
  • Securities Fraud Cases: Ponzi Scam Operator Sentenced to Prison, Fund Manager Pleads Guilty, Ex-Options Trading Instructor Allegedly Misappropriated Investor Funds, $1.7M Financial Scam Leads to 10-Years Behind Bars

    SEC Charges Man Accused of Running $10M Ponzi Scam Mark Anderson Jones, whom the US Securities and

  • Massachusetts Hedge Fund Manager Faces Criminal and Civil Fraud Charges Over Alleged Multi-Million Dollar Ponzi Scam Over the weekend, Yasuna Murakami, a Cambridge-Massachusetts based hedge fund manager, was arrested