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Pierson W. Backes

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Pennington, NJ

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    New Jersey - NJ 26 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 26 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1997
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Pierson

Learn Pierson’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    Litigation practice limited to estate and probate matters

    27 years

  2. Estate planning
    Estate planning, including Wills and simple trusts

    27 years

  3. Probate
    Estate administration, including tax and fiduciary matters

    27 years


For four generations, the Backes family has practiced law in central NJ.   My practice is focused in probate litigation, trust & estate disputes, and fiduciary litigation.  The firm maintains an active practice in estate planning and estate administration.  As the managing member of the firm, I am pleased to work with colleagues who appreciate the responsibility that comes with the trust of our clients.


Pierson W. Backes
Backes and Backes LLC
12 W Delaware Ave
Pennington, NJ, 085342201


5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Joe | May 7, 2011
Litigation Review
Pierce was very responsive to phone calls. He kept me informed at each step and was reassuring. I would hire him again and strongly recommend him for both litigation and estate work.
Posted by Ed | February 28, 2012
Smart, genuine and professional
I have relied on Pierson Backes and the Backes & Backes firm for personal and business legal services for many years now. On the personal side, he has helped me through real estate transactions and estate planning. In business, he has recently been guiding me through some thorny contract negotiations. I feel that I am well represented when working with Pierson, more confident and knowledgeable about the issues and the outcomes. Smart, genuine and professional, Pierson listens and learns and then provides sound, unvarnished legal advice. He's compassionate, but he's tough, with a ton of integrity. You want him in your corner.
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Posted by Emily | April 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend Backes and Backes!
My husband and I have worked with Backes and Backes for 13 years over several real estate transactions and other projects both personally, and for our small business. Backes and Backes provides careful and thorough counsel, and they are always accessible and available to stay in close touch. We are so grateful for Backes and Backes' representation and our continued relationship with the firm!
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Posted by Francis | May 30, 2015
Great lawyer, even Greater person
I've used Pierce for many years from real estate to personal representation and he has always done exceptional for me. Hes knowledgeable and personable and I now after years of legal help from him consider him my friend. Hes a great person to have on your side although sometimes its hard to hear the truth about the outcome of each particular case, he never withholds truth about the legal system as other attorneys would just to make some profit. For these reasons hes very successful and deserves all the credit from his hard work.This is a lawyer and a man who other attorneys should emulate to improve the justice system but I guess if you did that we wouldn't have a Court system, just easy dispute resolution with fair and reasonable outcomes, always. Thanks P.
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Posted by Malika | February 13, 2013
Happy Customer!!!!!
Mr. Backes is a exceptional lawyer. When no one wanted to help me with my case because my civil claim amount as under $3000.00, he took my case. He informed me from the start if i win, he win, if we lose, we lose, which was understandable. He kept me informed at all times, whether if it was fax, email and/or phone call. He told me step by step what to except. And most importantly explained to me in detailed the terms and in's and out's of the case. I was suing my car dealership for consumer fraud. Someone at the dealership signed my name on the auto loan contract and refused to give me my down payment back and also took my caraway from me. Mr. Backes won me three times the amount I invested into the car. I am very thankful and blessed to have met a lawyer like him. Not too many lawyers are like him; honest and loyal. Thank you Mr. Backes for everything!!!!!
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Posted by Joseph | February 5, 2013
Excellent service and very responsive.
I was very pleased with the outcome of our case. I was given very prompt and knowledgeable information throughout the entire process.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 425-475 per hour
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Backes and Backes LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Backes and Backes LLP
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Partner
  • Backes and Backes LLP
  • 1999 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Backes and Backes LLP
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Fellow, Community Legal Services
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • 1997 - 1997
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  • Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Hamilton College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991


  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Direction, Board of Trustees
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pennington Borough Historical Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Mercer County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Headlong Dance Theater
  • Director, Board of Directors
  • 1999 - 2008
  • Northeast Organic Farming Association - NJ
  • Director, Board of Directors
  • 1998 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Editor
  • Temple University Law Review
  • 1997
  • Trial Advocacy Award
  • Temple University School of Law
  • 1997


  • The Probate Process From Start to Finish
  • Litigating the Case in Probate Court
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Probate Process From Start to Finish
  • Litigating the Case in the Probate Part
  • 2013
  • Workship, First-Time Home Buyers
  • HOME Investment Partnership Act
  • 2011
  • Adult Program, Mercer County Library System
  • New Jersey Estate Planning
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Pierson
Probate Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pierson is a knowledgeable, aggressive advocate for his clients - able to settle cases to his client's advantage when possible, and to wrest justice from the court when necessary."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pierson has over 15 years of experience and the praise from clients and respect of other attorneys for his legal skill and knowledge. His answers to questions at are well thought out and to the point. If you have a question about how lawsuits work or how to resolve a dispute without a lawsuit, and his office is anywhere near you, I recommend him to you."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pierce is very knowledgeable and can be a bulldog litigator when you need one.I endorse this lawyer."
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