Samuel T. Brannan
Mr. Brannan has over 30 years of experience in representing both individual and institutional investors in securities arbitrations and litigation in Atlanta, Georgia and throughout the United States. He also has experience in representing individuals and businesses in a wide variety of civil litigation matters. His practice is focused on securities arbitration and securities litigation.
Mr. Brannan’s dedication to providing the highest quality of legal representation is evidenced by his AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible peer review rating for legal ability and ethical standards. He is also honored to have received the endorsement on his Linked-in page of numerous highly-skilled attorneys for practice areas including in FINRA arbitration and securities litigation, as well as industry knowledge and interpersonal skills.
Over the years, Mr. Brannan has recovered or been instrumental in recovering millions of dollars on behalf of aggrieved investors, including retirees and those nearing retirement. These recoveries were achieved through arbitration awards and negotiated settlements.
In addition to successfully representing individual and institutional investors in numerous arbitrations and court actions, Mr. Brannan has also successfully represented registered representatives and investment adviser representatives in disputes with brokerage and advisory firms involving various employment matters, including up-front bonuses, promissory notes, restrictive covenants, and other issues that often arise in connection with termination and/or association with broker dealers and investment advisory firms.
Mr. Brannan is admitted to practice and has appeared and argued before Georgia Courts, including the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, as well as various state and superior courts throughout Georgia. He is also admitted to practice and has appeared before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Brannan is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Bar Association and the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (“PIABA”). He is the author of “Trends in Elder Abuse Law,” 20 PIABA Bar J. 365 (2014) and “Arguments and Authorities Supporting the Viability of Holder Claims,” 13 PIABA Bar J. 47 (Summer 2006), also published in the 2007 edition of PLI Securities Arbitration.
Mr. Brannan received his Juris Doctor degree in 1990 from the Georgia State University College of Law. He served on the Editorial Board of the Georgia State University Law Review and received American Jurisprudence Awards in Business Associations and Criminal Procedure and an Outer Barristers Guild Award.
Mr. Brannan joined the United States Air Force in 1976. He served as a medical laboratory technician at Reese Air Force Base, Texas, and Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, obtained his Medical Technologist certification from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant (E-6) in 1984. While on active duty, Mr. Brannan attended Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas, and graduated with a bachelorʼs degree in 1985. From 1985 to 1986, he completed one year of the MBA program at Georgia State University and then entered law school. From 1984 to 1989, he was employed as a Medical Technologist with St. Maryʼs Hospital, Lubbock, Texas; the Veterans Administration Hospital in Decatur, Georgia; and Smith Kline Bioscience Laboratories in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. Brannan and his wife, Barbette, a retired school teacher, live in Sandy Springs, Georgia with their two children, and are members of the Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church in Decatur, Georgia.
J.D., Georgia State University College of Law, 1990
B.A., Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas, 1985
Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
Atlanta Bar Association
Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (“PIABA”)
Georgia State Bar