Jason Doss is the owner of The Doss Firm, LLC, an Atlanta-based law firm devoted to representing consumers across the country in a variety of areas including investment disputes and consumer class action litigation. He has helped recover millions in damages from well-known financial services companies on behalf of individual investors who lost their life savings due to bad investment advice and in some cases, financial fraud.
Notably, Mr. Doss successfully represented a large of group of investors who were defrauded in a Ponzi scheme at the Atlanta-based mega-church, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. The case was deemed as one of the largest church-based affinity fraud schemes in American history, received national media attention, and was featured on the popular ABC show Nightline. In addition, Jason Doss was co-lead counsel on two separate consumer class action cases against two of Georgia’s largest natural gas providers, obtaining class settlements totaling $18.5 million on behalf of over 750,000 Georgia residents for alleged overcharges.
Jason Doss is past-President and a current Board of Directors member of Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA). PIABA is an international bar association devoted to protecting the rights of the investing public. Mr. Doss is also a founding board member and current President and CEO of The PIABA Foundation, a charitable organization devoted to promoting investor education.
Jason Doss believes that the best way to avoid becoming a victim of consumer fraud and/or investment abuse is through education. To help prevent investment and consumer abuse, Mr. Doss co-authored a book with best-selling author and investment adviser Frank Armstrong III, entitled The Retirement Challenge: Will You Sink or Swim? It was released in January 2009 and is currently sold at book stores across the country.
In addition, Mr. Doss serves as an adjunct professor at Georgia State University College of Law and helps run the Investor Advocacy Clinic, a law clinic allowing law students the opportunity to provide supervised representation of aggrieved investors who cannot otherwise obtain and/or afford an attorney to represent them in disputes with financial advisors and brokerage firms.
Mr. Doss has also written and lectured on legal topics related to securities arbitration. Jason Doss co-authored his second book entitled, A Practitioner’s Guide To Securities Arbitration, which was published by the American Bar Association and released in March 2013. That book is used at many law schools across the country as a primary text to teach students about securities arbitration practice and procedure.
Jason Doss co-authored two Georgia Bar Journal articles, Holmes v. Grubman: The Supreme Court of Georgia Balances Financial Advisor Common Law Liability (February 2011) and Georgia Securities Act – Let the Buyer Beware (June 2005). He has also published several law articles on investment-related topics in the PIABA Bar Journal. Notably, in 2014, while PIABA President, Mr. Doss released two reports entitled The Inequality of Investor Access To Information (March 2014) and The Importance of Arbitrator Disclosure (October 2014). Both reports received national news coverage from publications such as the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and Reuters. Those publications have also relied on Mr. Doss for analysis of other investment related legal issues.
Jason Doss has also been politically active in Washington D.C. over the last several years in raising awareness and advocating in favor of law designed to protect investing public.
Mr. Doss earned his J.D. from Florida State University in 2002 and his B.A. from the University of Florida in 1997. He is admitted to the bars of Florida and Georgia as well the 11th Circuit and other federal district courts.
Prior to the opening of The Doss Firm, LLC, Mrs. Doss was a litigation associate at Bovis, Kyle, and Burch, LLC, an Atlanta firm which has a nationwide defense practice. She worked on all types of general liability cases, including but not limited to worker’s compensation litigation, premises liability, products liability, automobile litigation, trucking litigation, insurance disputes, employment matters, and insurance coverage matters. Mrs. Doss has worked closely with well-known insurance companies as well as large self-insured companies.
Prior to moving to Atlanta, Mrs. Doss served as an Assistant General Counsel for the Florida Department of Health, where she prosecuted medical practitioners for violations of the professional health care practice acts. While Assistant General Counsel she handled a high number of cases, including some very high profile matters, effectively and efficiently resolving them before the various health care boards.
While in law school Mrs. Doss served as an Attorney Ad Litem for the Children’s Advocacy Center, representing children in dependency hearings and delinquency proceedings. She also acted as a Guardian Ad Litem in family law proceedings. For her work as a Guardian ad Litem and commitment to pro bono work, Mrs. Doss received an award from FSU College of Law. Mrs. Doss also devoted some of her time in law school to the Criminal Practice Clinic, where she worked for the State Attorney’s Office prosecuting criminal defendants.
Mrs. Doss is excited to join her husband in this venture and is pleased to be a founding attorney of The Doss Firm, LLC. Mrs. Doss has a variety of legal experiences which makes her a very well rounded practicing attorney. She will continue to represent individuals/businesses in a variety of general litigation matters including but not limited to business disputes, personal injury litigation, employment matters, securities litigation, consumer fraud matters and worker’s compensation litigation.
Mrs. Doss has an open door policy, welcoming direct contact from anyone seeking legal counsel to assist them with their potential claims and other legal issues.
J.D., Florida State University, 2002
B.A., University of Georgia, 2000
Political Science and Sociology, Cum Laude
Mr. Brannan has over 23 years of experience in representing both individual and institutional investors, broker dealers and registered representatives in securities arbitrations and litigation throughout the United States. He also has experience in representing individuals and businesses in a wide variety of civil litigation matters. His practice is focused on securities arbitration, securities litigation, elder law, and business and commercial litigation.
Over the years, Mr. Brannan has recovered or been instrumental in recovering millions of dollars on behalf of aggrieved investors. These recoveries were achieved through arbitration awards and negotiated settlements. For example, most recently, Mr. Brannan achieved a substantial recovery against a major brokerage firm on behalf of an investor, even though: (i) the investor had maintained accounts with the firm for over 12 years; (ii) the investor was actively involved in the selection and review of the investments; (iii) the accounts had an overall gain in value over that time period; and (iv) the accounts were allocated 60% equities and 40% bonds and cash, which was consistent with the investor’s moderate risk tolerance.
In addition to successfully representing individual and institutional investors in numerous arbitrations and court actions, Mr. Brannan has also:
Mr. Brannan is admitted to practice and has appeared and argued before Georgia Courts, including the Georgia Supreme Court, the Georgia Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, as well as various state and superior courts throughout Georgia. He is also admitted to practice and has appeared before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Brannan is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Bar Association and the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (“PIABA”). He is the author of “Trends in Elder Abuse Law,” 20 PIABA Bar J. 365 (2014) and “Arguments and Authorities Supporting the Viability of Holder Claims,” 13 PIABA Bar J. 47 (Summer 2006), also published in the 2007 edition of PLI Securities Arbitration.
Mr. Brannan received his Juris Doctor degree in 1990 from the Georgia State University College of Law. He served on the Editorial Board of the Georgia State University Law Review and received American Jurisprudence Awards in Business Associations and Criminal Procedure and an Outer Barristers Guild Award.
Mr. Brannan and his wife, Barbette, a school teacher, live in Sandy Springs, Georgia with their two children, and are members of the Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church in Decatur, Georgia.