Melody Bounds, Claims Analyst, Background and Qualifications (Not An Attorney)

Melody Bounds is the Claims Analyst for the Forman Law Firm, P.C. and is not a licensed attorney, thus bringing a valuable industry specific perspective to clients' potential claims.

Melody obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Southwest Texas State University in 1984; however, after graduation an opportunity presented itself to enter the securities industry instead of the criminal justice field. Mrs. Bounds has spent almost 20 years of her career in various capacities in the securities industry. Her background is not restricted to any one role or capacity in the industry; rather she has broad and varied experience within the industry. She has experience in broker support, back office, compliance, and the operations side of the business. Her financial services career began in 1985 when she began working for a mutual fund company in Houston, Texas. It was there that she obtained her series 6 and 63 licenses through what was then known as the NASD, now known as FINRA. In 1987 Mrs. Bounds decided to broaden her experiences and moved from the wholesale business to the retail side, and began working for a large broker-dealer in downtown Houston. She worked for two major brokerage houses before moving to Tyler, Texas where she began working for a local, independently owned broker dealer. Working for a smaller, independent firm allowed Mrs. Bounds to gain experience in additional areas of operation and compliance. Additionally she experienced working directly with the regulatory agencies during routine audits, thereby gaining further valuable knowledge.

Several years ago, Mrs. Bounds was recruited by Forman Law Firm, P.C. to become the primary claims analyst of the firm. Joining Forman Law Firm, P.C. has allowed her to blend her securities knowledge with her passion for justice. Having worked in the industry, she understands the responsibilities a representative has to clients. Mrs. Bounds believes that brokers have a duty to their customers and is ready to hold them accountable to that duty.

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Bryan Forman helped me through the turmoil of an investment advisor taking my family’s money. I was depressed and they gave me hope. They helped me recover some of the money taken from me. Bryan and his assistant Melody Bounds helped me with other concerns in my life and I am grateful. They kept me informed every step of the way and I highly recommend their firm. Nancy
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Bryan and his assistant Melody could not have been more kind, compassionate and attentive. They explained everything that would be happening and were always available. My family is extremely grateful for the way they handled our legal issue. I would highly recommend them for your investment and securities issues.
I hired Bryan to help me with an issue with a financial institution. Bryan and his assistant Melody Bounds were professional and personal while resolving my situation. Bryan's experience and expertise were crucial in the positive outcome. Both he and Melody spent long hours researching and preparing my case. There was excellent communication during the process and they always kept me informed on the current events in my case. They treated me like family and not just a client. I would highly recommend Bryan Forman to represent anyone that needs legal representation regarding possible malpractice regarding investment fraud. Bryan will listen sincerely to your situation and give you his honest opinion on the validity of your case. John
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