Publicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on August 7, 2017 indicate that Florida-based Merrill Lynch broker/adviser Joel Summerlin has received a pending customer dispute. Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Mr. Summerlin (CRD# 2289767).
Joel Summerlin has spent 24 years in the securities industry and has been registered with Merrill Lynch in Tampa, Florida since 1992. He has no previous registrations. He has passed three securities industry examinations: Series 65 (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination); Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Examination); and Series 7 (General Securities Representative Examination).. He is a registered broker and investment adviser with 34 US states and territories, including: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington and West Virginia.
According to his BrokerCheck report, he has received one pending customer complaint and one denied customer complaint.
In May 2017 a customer alleged Joel Summerlin, while employed at Merrill Lynch, executed excessive trades and made unsuitable investment recommendations in connection to over-the-counter products. The customer sought $316,000 in damages in the complaint, which was denied.
In 2002 a customer alleged Joel Summerlin, while employed at Merrill Lynch, recommended unsuitable investments in equity listed products. The customer is seeking unspecified damages in the pending complaint.
If you have complaints regarding Joel Summerlin, call Fitapelli Kurta at 877-238-4175 for a free consultation. You may be entitled to recoup your losses. All cases are taken on a contingency basis: we only receive payment if and when you recover money. You may have a limited window by law to file your complaint, so we encourage you to avoid delay. Call 877-238-4175 now to speak to an attorney for free.