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T. Peter Pierce

Appeals Attorney at San Francisco, CA

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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1992
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EXPERIENCED APPEALS ATTORNEY. APPELLATE LAW "SUPER LAWYER" SINCE 2009. CALL (415) 942-6002 FOR A CONSULTATION.

Peter demystifies the appeals process. A creative advocate, he analyzes a case from every angle to help litigators position the case most effectively for appeal.

Peter represents individuals, businesses, non-profit corporations, and public agencies in appellate courts and trial courts throughout California. He is one of only 135 attorneys admitted to the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and one of fewer than 300 attorneys certified as a specialist in appellate law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Peter has been selected by his peers in California ten times as a Super Lawyer in appellate law. Most recently, Peter was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers in America.

WORK FOR CLIENTS
Peter has briefed and argued more than 150 appeals and writs. He represents a diverse group of clients on appeal, including non-profit and for-profit corporations, businesses, entertainment industry talent, medical professionals, real estate investors, local elected officials, and numerous cities in California on a wide range of issues affecting local governments.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Before attending law school, Peter was a radio and television news reporter and copywriter. Immediately following law school, Peter served one year as a law clerk to a federal judge of the United States District Court in New Orleans.

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Richards Watson & Gershon
Richards Watson & Gershon
350 S Grand Ave
37th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90071
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Posted by Denni | May 24, 2014
Tenacious, thorough, honest and loyal - man's best friend and Thomas Peter Pierce
We were involved in a David vs. Goliath case where we eventually prevailed. We tried to get our legal fees back after plaintiff's scorched earth litigation, which was designed to bankrupt us through legal fees before trial. We won a ridiculous lawsuit yet ended up owing several hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees! Other attorneys refused to help but Peter came to our aid. He framed legal arguments that were verbally acknowledged by the appellate judges during oral arguments. I felt a great sense of pride that the bench acknowledged my attorney's expertise and professionalism - referring to opposing counsel in antonyms. Unfortunately the US does not have a loser pays law like in the UK. Call me a poster child for tort reform. I do know that the best arguments for tort reform and the reasoning behind it were framed by Thomas Peter Pierce. This is the guy you need - a MacGyver lawyer.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Richards, Watson & Gershon, A Professional Corporation
  • 1993 - Present
  • Law Clerk to Hon. Marcel Livaudais, Jr.
  • United States District Court, New Orleans
  • 1992 - 1993

Education

  • Tulane Univ Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Syracuse University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1987
  • Cornell University
  • undergraduate
  • 1986

Associations

  • Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • President
  • 2018 - Present
  • California Academy of Appellate Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • President
  • 2018 - 2018
  • State Bar of California Appellate Law Advisory Commission
  • Vice Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Lesbian and Gay Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • Board of Governors
  • 2012 - 2018
  • State Bar of California Appellate Law Advisory Commission
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • State Bar of California, Appellate Courts Committee
  • Chair
  • 2009 - 2010
  • State Bar of California, Appellate Courts Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2008 - 2009
  • State Bar of California, Appellate Courts Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer -- Appellate Law
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer -- Appellate Law
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Certified Specialist - Appellate Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer -- Appellate Law
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer -- Appellate Law
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 25 California Public Law Attorneys
  • Daily Journal
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer -- Appellate Law
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer -- Appellate Lawyer
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Certified Specialist - Appellate Law
  • State Bar of California
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer -- Appellate Law
  • Southern California Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Certified Appellate Specialist
  • State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An exceptional litigation attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. Highly recommended lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I fully endorse T. Peter Pierce. When my client's require representation in the appellate courts we engage Pierce. He is a smart and talented appellate attorney. His rates are reasonable and he is also a class act."
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