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Brad May: $395K Complaint Against Southern Ethos Wealth Advisor

Sandersville, Georgia financial advisor Brad May (CRD# 5162373) recently received an investor complaint alleging he made unsuitable investment recommendations. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority records show that the former Commonwealth Financial Network representative is a broker and an investment advisor with LPL Financial, doing business as Southern Ethos Wealth.

Mr. May’s BrokerCheck report discloses one investor complaint. Filed in November 2023, it alleges that as a representative of Commonwealth Financial Network, he recommend unsuitable investments in variable annuity and stock products. The pending complaint alleges damages of $395,000.

In a statement included with the complaint’s disclosure, Mr. May denied the allegations, describing them as meritless. “The investments about which the customer complained were suitable and were recommended based on the customer’s objectives, goals and financial circumstances and were offered only after his review of all material documentation related to the investments,” he wrote. “At all times, the representative put the customer’s interest first, and will vigorously defend this matter to the fullest extent of the law.”

According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Brad May holds 16 years of securities industry experience. Based in Sandersville, Georgia, he has been a broker and an investment advisor with LPL Financial since March 2023, doing business as Southern Ethos Wealth. His past registrations include Commonwealth Financial Network (Sandersville, Georgia; 2019-2023) and Edward Jones (Sandersville, Georgia; 2007-2019). His credentials inlcude the passage of three securities industry qualifying exams: the General Securities Representative Examination, or Series 7; the Securities Industry Essentials Examination, or SIE; and the Uniform Combined State Law Examination, or Series 66. He is licensed in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, West Virginia, and Wyoming. (Information current as of November 26, 2023.)

Carlson Law represents investors throughout the United States in claims against financial advisors and investment firms. If you or a loved one have suffered investment losses, please call us at 888-976-6111 or complete our contact form for a free and confidential consultation.

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