Consumer Class Actions

Confronting fraudulent practices and protecting consumers rights.

Insurance Coverage Disputes & Bad Faith

When an insuance company fails to fulfill its obligations
to the insured, they need to be held accountable.

Cemetery Desecrations

When a loved one has been buried in the wrong cemetery
plot or their grave has been desecrated.

Auto & Truck Accidents

When injury or death occurs due to another party's
negligence, misconduct or inaction, it is an outrage.

Consumer Fraud, Financial Misconduct Attorney

Represents individuals and attorneys in Florida & throughout the U.S.

A renowned economist was recently asked if the U.S. is in a recession or depression. He stated, "Only in a depression with regard to real estate, construction, finance and retail sales." Ed asks the question, "what's left?" 

If you represent or are a client in any of the areas mentioned below, contact Attorney Ed Ricci for assistance. If he can't handle the claim, he can find someone who can. See his thoughts on consumer fraud and financial misconduct below:

The news recently has been dominated by headlines out of the financial sector, with the Adjustable Rate Mortgage (ARM) crisis, foreclosures, securities fraud, hedge fund scam and fund misappropriation being just a few examples of how some executives on Wall Street have been benefiting from illegal schemes at the expense of people on Main Street.

While these Wall Street executives and financiers have lined their pockets over the last several years with million dollar bonuses, people on Main Street have seen their 401Ks, Savings Plans, and overall investment portfolios drop. The financial misconduct and egregious behavior is staggering with unsuspecting victims who often lose their houses and their life savings.

One such lawsuit filed by Attorney Edward M. Ricci involved accounting giant KPMG and their practice of developing, marketing and implementing abusive tax shelters – billing significant fees along the way. Read more on this case.


Consumer Fraud and Financial Misconduct are broad terms used to describe unfair or deceptive business practices, perpetrated by individuals or companies with the intent to obtain financial advantage at the expense of the victim. Fraud and financial misconduct can take many forms, and while the methods may differ, the outcomes are similar, with the victims potentially losing hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars.

Examples of fraud that our law firm has handled includes:


Attorney Edward M. Ricci, P.A. is experienced in Consumer Class Action Litigation, Consumer Fraud litigation, and has the resources to handle the most complex fraud case. In some situations, the most difficult problem in litigating these cases is actually finding the misappropriation, and separating this wrongdoing from just poor judgment. We leverage Forensic Accounting practices that utilize accounting, auditing and investigation to examine a company’s financial statements.

To learn more about fraud and financial misconduct, or to receive a complimentary review of any potential case you have, please contact our law firm online or call us at 561-748-8000. We are happy to answer your questions about cases involving fraud, tax shelters, and other financial wrongdoing.

Pursuing Justice.

For more than four decades, Edward M. Ricci has specialized in civil trial law. He pursues justice for victims in the areas of consumer class actions, auto accidents, personal injury and wrongful deaths, cemetery desecrations, insurance litigation and consumer claims. The firm serves consumers throughout Florida and the United States.