I’ve never been very good at fitting in with the crowd, especially when I think the crowd is walking off a cliff. I don’t go about the practice of law the same way as most injury lawyers. I think there is a better way. I guess you could say I’m a legal misfit; I don’t fit the mold. If you want the mold, you might want to hire one of those lawyers on TV. To me, practicing law is about excelling at relationships in a way that changes how people think about the legal profession. Relationships are my passion. A successful lawyer is successful because he or she pursues justice out of love. I know, it’s odd to hear a lawyer talk about love on their “About the Attorney” page. But just what kind of lawyer do you want handling your personal affairs? One who is all about the money? One who cares about justice only so far as it will get their name in the news? What do you want motivating your lawyer? Personally, if I need a lawyer, I want someone who deeply cares about me and my legal need. I want somebody who is going to behave like a friend. Are there such lawyers out there? Yes, and I’m trying to be one of them. I have a dear friend who loves to ride (motorcycles). On his leather jacket he has a number of biker patches. One of them says: “God loves you and I’m trying.” That’s me. I’m not a special person. I’m not talking about love hoping you will think I’m better than the next person. I know I’m not better. I’m just trying to love my neighbor and I think my neighbors include every client that walks into my life. That’s what I’m trying to be about. I love justice, I love truth, I love my clients. I love the bad guys too – the dishonest insurers, the captive doctors they hire – I love ’em all. Of course I sometimes love them by suing them. But bad guys need to be held accountable. It does them good in the end. So now that I’ve bared my heart to you, I’ll give you the normal list of credentials and achievements that you probably were expecting. But I don’t think that credentials mean a thing if your lawyer won’t love.
Pete Pearson’s Credentials
Attorney Pete Pearson is a native of the State of Maine. Northern by birth, Southern by choice, he earned his law degree from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating near the top of his class. He earned his undergraduate degree from Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts, graduating summa cum laude (second in his class.) He also studied at Oxford University in England for one year. Pete’s law practice has focused on personal injury since 1996. Pete is a member of Rockdale Community Church. Pete’s experience makes him especially well suited to represent individuals who have been injured due to negligence. He has a special interest in representing the families of injured children and provides useful information and legal help for parents of injured children via his blog – kidinjurylaw.com.
- Juris Doctor, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia (1996)
- Graduate, Massachusetts State Police Academy (1991)
- Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, Gordon College, Wenham, Massachusetts (1991)
- Green College, University of Oxford, Great Britain (studied sociology and politics) (1990-1991)
- Dirigo High School, Dixfield, Maine (1984-1987)
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- State of Georgia, since 1996
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
- Rockdale Bar Association, Communications Officer (current)
- State Bar of Georgia, Member Since 1996