It's not the size of the firm in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the firm

Robert S. Pearson

Attorney

Robert S. Pearson is a civil litigator whose work experience before law school included working as an honors paralegal with the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division in Washington D.C. and as a project manager with a large regional law firm. Since law school, Robert has worked for a well-respected Tucson litigation firm. He has extensive experience in general civil and commercial litigation; has handled cases in both state and federal court; and has jury trial and arbitration experience. Representations include defending a public university in a high-profile, multi- defendant case that gained national attention involving claims for violation of Title IX and negligent hiring and retention; defending governmental entities in complex, high- exposure cases involving personal injuries in the foster-care context; prosecuting claims for employers to enforce restrictive covenants; litigating non-disclosure claims in the real estate context; resolving business disputes; and contesting foreign arbitration awards under the New York Convention.

Robert has a passion for legal writing, believes good writing matters in resolving disputes, and enjoys putting that passion to work to advocate for clients in trial and appellate courts. Robert is a Tucson native, and attended Salpointe Catholic High School. He enjoys spending time with his family, staying active, and rooting for University of Arizona sports.

Education

  • J.D., University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law (Dean’s List: Spring
    2010, 2011, 2012)

    • Writer, Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law

    • Managing Editor, Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy

    • CALI Award (for highest grade in College of Law’s Bankruptcy course)

    • American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence, Recipient

  • B.A., cum laude, University of Arizona

Admissions

State Bar of Arizona

United States District Court, District of Arizona

Professional Affiliations & Bar Activities

Pima County Bar Association Board of Directors, Board Member (2016 – 2018)

Pima County Bar Association, The Writ, Editorial Board (2016 – 2018)

Publications

Writing Matters, The Writ (Pima Cnty. Bar Ass’n. newspaper) (Oct. 2015)

Writing Matters — Brief Tips, The Writ (Pima Cnty. Bar Ass’n newspaper) (March 2016)

Judge Bostwick Takes Her Seat, The Writ (Pima Cnty. Bar Ass’n newspaper) (Sept. 2016)

Fee-Shifting Basics: Understanding A.R.S. 12-341.01, The Writ (Pima Cnty. Bar Ass’n newspaper) (Jan. 2017)

Fee-Shifting Basics Part Two: Interplay Between A.R.S. 12-341.01(A) and Contractual Fees Provisions, The Writ (Pima Cnty. Bar Ass’n newspaper) (Jul. 2017)

Residential Security Deposits: Does A.R.S. 33-1321 Require Itemizations?, The Writ
(Pima Cnty. Bar Ass’n newspaper) (Nov. 2017)

Civic Activities

Aviva Children’s Services, Board Member (2017 – 2019)

Toastmasters International, Member (2015 – 2016)