Thomas Frost, Esq.

Managing Partner

Mr. Frost is the founder and managing partner of our Firm. With over 20 years of experience as a trial lawyer and sophisticated negotiator, Mr. Frost has focused his practice on the areas of complex business, corporate and securities law. He has represented a broad range of clients, including publicly traded companies, manufacturing firms, retailers, real estate development companies,recording studios, captive and independent insurance agencies, hedge funds, mutual funds, registered representatives, and investors, in Federal and State Courts, arbitration forums, and administrative agencies across the country. Mr. Frost frequently and successfully represents investors and brokers in arbitrations before FINRA (formerly the NASD), often the exclusive forum for disputes involving the financial services industry.

Mr. Frost has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of clients in various forums, including:

  • Award after trial of $5,475,290.00 against Hispanic Television Network, Inc., et al.
  • Award after trial of $1,800,000.00 against LPL Financial Corporation and its registered representative
  • Structured settlement in excess of $8,000,000 in a Federal Court action against a national broker-dealer
  • Structured settlement worth in excess of $2,000,000 in a California State Court action arising out of derivative shareholder lawsuit.

Mr. Frost's trial experience, on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants, includes breach of contract, real estate disputes, employment disputes, unfair competition, non-compete and restrictive covenant cases, violations of State and Federal Securities Statutes, corporate governance and malfeasance, insurance coverage, and intellectual property disputes including copyright and trademark infringement. Mr. Frost also has extensive experience litigating high stakes corporate dissolutions and business separations.

Tom FrostMr. Frost was selected by the Editors of the San Diego Daily Transcript as the Transcript's Top Ten Attorneys in 2012 in the area of Corporate Litigation.  Mr. Frost also has been recognized as a longstanding member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum for successfully recovering million dollar and multi-million dollar awards after trial.  He has been interviewed and quoted regarding financial and s

Securities industry issues by the Wall Street Journal Magazine, Smart Money, The Corporate Reporter, Securities Arbitration Commentator, PIABA Bar Journal, and other national and local media organizations.

Mr. Frost began his career working for large multinational law firms on high profile anti-trust cases. In 1999, he joined a prominent securities law firm based in New York, and by 2007, Mr. Frost became a named partner of that firm.  Several years later he formed The Frost Firm where he utilizes his extensive training in the courtroom and at the negotiating table to serve the firm’s select clientele with distinction.

Although based in San Diego, where he lives with his wife and daughter, Mr. Frost has represented clients in court cases and arbitrations across the United States, including New York, Indiana, Illinois, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Texas, Florida, and other locales.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Education

  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
    • J.D. - 1996
  • University of California, Los Angeles, California
    • B.A. - 1992

Representative Cases

  • Givemepower Corp. v. Pace Compumetrics, Inc. 2007 WL 2345027 (S.D.Cal., 2007)
  • Realtime Data, LLC v. MetroPCS Texas, LLC 2012 WL 1905080 (S.D.Cal., 2012)
  • Genton, et al. v. Vestin Realty Mortg. II, Inc., et al. 2007 WL 951838 (S.D.Cal., 2007)
  • Uehigashi v. Kanamori 161 F.Supp.2d 221 (S.D.N.Y., 2001)
  • Midas Fund Limited Class A, LLC, et al. v. American Independent Network, Inc., et al. AAA International Case No. (50 T 168 004861)
  • Ronald W. May, et al. v. LPL Financial, et al. (FINRA Case No. 07-02717)
  • Alpine Associates, LP, v. Gulledge, et al., (Arizona District Court Case No. CIV000476-PHX-SMM)

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