Biography

Ms. Ficken practices primarily in the areas of securities litigation and arbitration, commercial arbitration, and business litigation. She is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Atlanta Bar Association, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, the State Bar of North Carolina, the Tennessee Bar Association, and former member of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association.

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Tennessee
  • North Carolina

Court Admissions

  • Georgia Supreme Court
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Georgia Superior, State and Magistrate Courts
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Professional Experience

  • Private practice in Atlanta, Georgia and throughout the Southeastern United States
  • Bauer, Deitch & Raines, Atlanta, Georgia, Associate
  • Miller Martin, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Associate
  • Appointed counsel for Securities & Exchange Commission Receiver
  • Ms. Ficken has represented hundreds of investors with claims in state and federal courts, FINRA arbitration, JAMS arbitration and AAA arbitration forums throughout the Southeast, and has directly assisted in recovering tens of millions of dollars in investment-related losses

Education

  • Law: J.D., University of Georgia School of Law
  • Undergraduate: B.S., cum laude, Wake Forest University
Professional Activities & Appearances
  • Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) (formerly, NASD and NYSE)
  • Georgia Association of Women Lawyers, former Treasurer
  • Atlanta Lawyers Club
  • Wake Forest University, Varsity Tennis Team and Student Judicial Committee Chair
  • Wake Forest University, Research assistant to Professor Etheridge and Marissa Schoonmaker, Esq.
  • University of Georgia School of Law, Member of Moot Court Team
  • University of Georgia School of Law, Research Assistant to Professor Larry Blount in corporate taxation

Ms. Ficken has appeared on investment-related television and radio programs, and has spoken at continuing education seminars related to securities law and real estate litigation.