Robert A. Kantas
Robert Kantas maintains an international securities arbitration and litigation practice. He has successfully completed dozens of securities cases against major brokerage firms including Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Smith Barney, Edward Jones, UBS, Wachovia, A.G. Edwards, and AIG SunAmerica, among others - recovering millions of dollars for defrauded investors across the nation. Mr. Kantas has written and taught on the subject of securities arbitration and specifically broker/customer disputes. He is the Co-Author of Arbitrating Claims Against Stockbrokers, The Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyer's Association, pp. 3-13, Winter 2002/2003, and Co-Author and Lecturer of the Virginia CLE Program, Claims Against Stockbrokers: How to Advise Your Investor Client, February 2003. In addition, Mr. Kantas was the author and lecturer for the Houston Paralegals Association CLE, Making Bricks Without Straw: An Overview of Securities Arbitration, September 2008; and the Keynote Speaker at the Patrick Air Force Base National Prayer Luncheon, February 2009.
Mr. Kantas was lead counsel on a $200 million Collateralized Debt Obligation/Credit Default Swap case where he represents five Wisconsin School Districts. The case has garnered national attention and has been widely reported both locally and nationally, including CNN, The New York Times, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and National Public Radio.
Mr. Kantas received his Bachelor of Science degree in Management (cum laude) from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. Mr. Kantas is admitted to practice in Virginia and Texas State Courts, as well as Federal Courts in the Western District of Virginia, Southern District of Texas, Eastern District of Wisconsin, Northern District of California, District of Columbia, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Prior to beginning his law practice, he served in the United States Air Force for more than ten years.