Mason A. Dinehart III, RFC has been in the securities industry for 40 years. He has been a branch manager for 3 securities firms. He has also served as the president of a Registered Investment Advisor at one independent brokerage firm. There were over 150 Investment Advisor Representatives reporting to him. He was also the licensing and marketing compliance officer for that firm.
Mr. Dinehart began his securities expert witness practice for both claimant’s (65%) and respondent’s (35%) in 1991. He has testified in over 350 securities arbitrations before NASD, FINRA, AAA, NYSE, PSE, and JAMS. Approximately 10% of those cases involved SEC registered RIA’s and or IAR’s. He has also been qualified and has testified in both Federal and State courts in CA as well as NV superior court..
He is currently registered as the Home Office Supervisor and Registered Principal Due Diligence & Director of Advertising Compliance for Silber Bennett Financial, Inc. in Encino, Ca. All of his securities and insurance licenses are active. Since 1999, he has served as the industry arbitrator on 10 arbitration panels (4 went to award) as a member of the FINRA Board of Arbitrators.