Michael S. Edmiston

Michael S. Edmiston is an attorney with Jonathan W. Evans & Associates in Studio City, California. He has practiced with the firm since 2006. His practice focuses on representing investors in FINRA arbitration, private commercial arbitration forums, and in state and federal court.

Prior to entering private practice, Michael served as a Senior Staff Attorney with NASD Dispute Resolution (now FINRA) in Los Angeles, California (1997-2001), and as a Business Manager with JAMS in Dallas, Texas and Orange, California (2001-2005).

Michael is serving as PIABA’S President for 2021-2022. He joined PIABA in 2007 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2015. He has served as the organization’s Executive Vice-President/President-Elect (2020-2021), Treasurer (2017-2018), Secretary (2016), and as chair and co-chair of various committees.

He served on the FINRA National Arbitration and Mediation Committee from June 2018 through June 2021.

Michael is a frequent contributor to the PIABA Bar Journal and other publications and often serves as a speaker or moderator at securities arbitration events including the PIABA Annual Meeting.

Michael is a 1994 graduate of Whittier College, with B.A.s in both Business Administration and Economics. In 1997, he obtained his J.D. from Pepperdine University School of Law, and was admitted to the California Bar later that same year. He received his Master’s Degree in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine in 2001.

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