Michael Hill’s securities industry expertise is rooted from his experience as a licensed stock broker and insurance agent and later as a brokerage executive. As a brokerage executive, Mr. Hill served as Chief Compliance Officer for two publicly-traded broker-dealers, the last of which also as Chief Counsel. The Chief Compliance Officer is a FINRA-mandated position with the responsibilities of enforcing industry rules and regulations and being overall responsible for broker and broker-dealer conduct in dealing with investors. Though most brokers were compliant, Mr. Hill experienced and had to handle many instances when brokers had crossed the line and investors suffered financial loss, as a result. As an attorney with that unique experience, Mr. Hill changed sides and now represents investors.
Mr. Hill, who focuses his practice in securities arbitration and litigation, received his bachelors degree from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY and his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center. Mr. Hill is admitted to practice law in Florida and arbitration nationwide and overseas, has extensive experience in securities arbitration, has handled many cases having served as an arbitrator, panel chairman, and as counsel and representative for brokerage firms. Mr. Hill is also admitted to the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida.
Mr. Hill is also frequent guest speaker on securities arbitration at Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic and has served on several compliance and regulatory conference panels with FINRA and industry trade conventions. Mr. Hill has held series 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 14, 24, 53, 55 and 63 registrations, is a former Certified Financial Planner, a former Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, and received an honorable discharge from the US Army Reserves with the attained rank of Lieutenant Colonel.