Joseph Langlois, broker with DFPG Investments is involved in customer disputes over alleged unsuitable investments

The Securities Lawyers at Halling & Cayo, S.C. are looking into potential claims against Joseph Langlois (CRD #4216281) regarding unsuitability. According to public records, there have been 2 recent claims against Joseph Langlois accusing the financial professional of unsuitable investments, failure to supervise, negligence, and breach of contract. This broker was also with First Allied Securities from 2012-2015.

Joseph Langlois has 2 customer disputes

Claim 1: February 2022

Status: Pending

Allegations: The claimant alleges his financial advisers recommended unsuitable investments. The claimant generally alleges suitability, failure to supervise, negligence, and breach of contract.

Damage Amount Requested: $870,000.00

Claim 2: January 2019

Status: Settled

Allegations: The customers allege that the rep misrepresented and sold unsuitable REITs during the years 2013 and 2014.

Settlement Amount: $22,060.11

If you were a client of Joseph Langlois and DFPG Investments and lost money in your account, we are interested in discussing a potential claim with you. Brokerage firms like DFPG Investments have a responsibility to supervise all representatives who are registered through their firm.  (See our video “Warning signs of a bad financial advisor”). Brokerage firms also must take steps to ensure that their financial advisors follow all securities rules and regulations, as well as internal firm policies. The brokerage firm is not only legally responsible for the acts of its agents, like Joseph Langlois, DFPG Investments may also be liable for investment losses sustained by customers for a failure to supervise. The Securities Lawyers at Halling & Cayo, S.C. have recovered millions of dollars for investors across the country. (See our video “Do I need a lawyer for my FINRA Arbitration?”). Reviewing FINRA’s Broker Check, there have been 2 complaints against Joseph Langlois and DFPG Investments has paid a total of $22,060.11 to settle those claims.

Despite some volatility surrounding Covid, the S&P 500 has gained an average of more than 19% annual returns since 2019 and yet some investors, put into overly risky trading strategies, often despite promises of guaranteed returns, have lost significant sums. The Securities Lawyers are looking to bring claims on behalf of individual(s) and/or a group of investors for recovery of their funds. Most customers will have signed a FINRA arbitration agreement to resolve disputes, including claims for reimbursement of these types of investment losses. As the SEC reminds investors, it can be important to find an attorney that “specializes in resolving securities complaints.”

If you were a customer of Joseph Langlois and DFPG Investments and suffered investment losses, please contact the Securities Lawyers. We only get paid if we recover your money. Your claim may be subject to a time limit or statute of limitations, so contact an attorney right away.


Sean M. Sweeney is a shareholder at Halling and Cayo, a full service law firm in Milwaukee, WI and the head of its Securities Litigation team.

He represents individual and institutional investors in FINRA arbitration and court nationwide. He recovers investment losses from fraud or breach of duty from their broker-dealer.

Contact him at (414) 755-5020 or via e-mail at to see if he can help recover funds.