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Pierson W. Backes

About me

For four generations, the Backes family has practiced law in central NJ.   The firm's practice is focused in wills & trusts, real estate, estate administration, estate litigation, elder law, and general civil litigation.  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.


Practice areas


  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 40%
    19 years
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    19 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Estate Planning: 20%
    19 years
  4. Probate: 20%
    19 years



Hourly ($275-375/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Perry Davis

    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.


    David Perry Davis Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Ronald Lee Burdge

    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.


    Ronald Burdge Lemon law Attorney
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Contact info

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


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
EditorTemple University Law Review1997
Trial Advocacy AwardTemple University School of Law1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerBackes and Backes LLC2012 - Present
Managing PartnerBackes and Backes LLP2006 - 2011
PartnerBackes and Backes LLP1999 - 2006
AssociateBackes and Backes LLP1997 - 1999
Fellow, Community Legal ServicesPhiladelphia Bar Association1997 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysDirection, Board of Trustees2012 - Present
Pennington Borough Historical CommitteeMember2011 - Present
Mercer County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Headlong Dance TheaterDirector, Board of Directors1999 - 2008
Northeast Organic Farming Association - NJDirector, Board of Directors1998 - 2006
Publication nameTitleDate
Estate AdministrationDistribution and Closing of the Estate2015
Probate: Start to FinishComplex Issues in Estate Administration2014
The Probate Process From Start to FinishLitigating the Case in Probate Court2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Temple University - James E. Beasley School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Hamilton College Law SchoolN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Estate AdministrationEthics and Estate Administration2015
Probate Process from Start to FinishComplex Issues in Estate Administration2014
Mercer County Home Buyer's WorkshopHome Buyer's Seminar2014
Probate Process From Start to FinishLitigating the Case in the Probate Part2013
Workship, First-Time Home BuyersHOME Investment Partnership Act2011
Adult Program, Mercer County Library SystemNew Jersey Estate Planning2011