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Richard L. Pearse, Jr.

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Mr. Pearse is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas

Admitted

  • Florida, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1982

Education

  • University of Florida, J.D., 1979
    – Activities and Societies: Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International (Justice, Fletcher Chapter)
  • Miami University, B.A., Political Science, 1976
    – Activities and Societies: Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society, Pi Sigma Alpha
    National Political Science Honor Society, Undergraduate Fellow, Miami University Men’s Glee Club

Associations and memberships

  • Clearwater Bar Association (Chairman, Probate, Guardianship and Trust Law Committee, 1998-2000)
  • Kiwanis Club of Springtime City (President, 1991-1992)
  • The Florida Bar (Member, 1988-1991 and Chairman, 1990-1991, Grievance Committee 6A; Member and Vice-Chairman, Grievance Committee 6B, 2010; Member, Elder Law Section; Member, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section; Member, Trial Lawyers Section)
  • Leadership Pinellas (1986-present)
  • American Bar Association

Awards

  • Annual Chairman’s Award, Advocare Trust, Inc., 2007
  • Stephen Rubin Appellate Advocacy Award, University of Florida College of Law, 1978

Representative cases

  • Lubee v. Adams, 77 So.3d 882 (Fla. 2d DCA 2012)
  • Thigpen v. Ash, 45 So.3d 547 (Fla. 1st DCA 2010)
  • Provost v. Justin, 19 So.3d 333 (Fla. 2d DCA 2009)
  • Price v. Abate, 9 So.3d 37 (Fla. 5th DCA 2009)
  • Roberts v. Sarros, 920 So.2d 193 (Fla. 2d DCA 2006)
  • Pavlides v. Roussis, 764 So.2d 769 (Fla. 2d DCA 2000)
  • Guardianship of Meyer, 672 So.2d 90 (Fla. 2d DCA 1996)
  • Fourth Street Restaurant Corporation v. Venture Realty Group, Inc., 533 So.2d 784 (Fla. 2d DCA 1988)
  • Ginsburg v. Carney, 514 So.2d 1153 (Fla. 2d DCA 1987)
  • Mathews v. Dime Savings Bank, 507 So.2d 1196 (Fla. 3d DCA 1987)

Instructor

  • Appellate Advocacy, University of Florida College of Law, 1978

 

Pearse & Stinson, P.A. serves clients throughout Pinellas and Pasco Counties.