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Michele G Pearson

About me

I wanted to be a lawyer from a very young age, and actually won my first case long before I ever went to law school and passed the bar exam.  In the mid seventies, I was forced to represent myself in small claims court against a landlord who had stopped payment on a return of deposit check that he had given me when I moved out.  Recently widowed and with an infant daughter, I was faced with a shortfall my budget could not tolerate.  I prepared my case after reading up on the procedures, armed myself with signed affidavits, important documents, and brought two witnesses, whom I examined for the judge.  When it was all over, and he ruled that I should be paid what I was seeking, he said from the bench, "You should be a lawyer." 


Many years later, after serving in marketing and sales positions for major companies, I did just that.  My very first set of cases were due to the E.Coli poisoning of eight clients here in Seattle, and though the case was arduous, with over 50 depositions in just one summer, the outcome was very positive. 


Since then, I have represented clients for severe injuries resulting from faulty products, professional negligence, and car crashes, as well as premises liability on business and personal property.  My clients tell me that my style of preparation for litigation in all of its stages gives them a sense of comfort as they face the process. 


I now have the distinct pleasure of assisting other lawyers in learning new techniques as an Instructor at the Keenan Ball Trial College, which was created by Don Keenan, a prominent national attorney based in Atlanta, and his partner, David Ball Ph.D., one of our country's leading trial consultants.


Representing individuals and their families since 1977, we always have been committed to seeking justice for our clients. We handle a wide range of civil matters, large or small. From insurance disputes to serious personal injury claims, The Pearson Law Firm has the experience you deserve.


We have proudly and successfully served injured parties and their families throughout the Northwest. Not only have we won cases for clients in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Arizona, we’ve also built strong, ongoing relationships and associations with attorneys across the United States and Canada.


Our clients and their treating doctors remain our main source of referrals, a reflection of the service we continually attempt to improve, but a compliment that continues to humble us nevertheless.




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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Brain Injury: 30%
  3. Car Accident: 20%



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Amanda Elizabeth Peters

    Michele is a great asset to the legal community. She is always searching for more information. Even when considered a leader in her field, she works hard to become even better.


    Amanda Peters Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Tod Joseph Thompson

    I can recommend Michele without reservation. She is a capable and dedicated attorney who cares deeply for her clients. I would trust her to represent me and you should too.


    Tod Thompson Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

The Pearson Law Firm, P.S.

165 NE Juniper Street
Suite 200
Issaquah, WA, 98027


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
GraduateGerry Spence Trial Lawyer College2014
Editor in Chief, Trial NewsWashington State Association for Justice2005
Excellence in Trial AdvocacyCALI Computer Assisted Legal Institute2001
Academic Conduct Board MemberSeattle University School of Law2001
ScholarshipSeattle University School of Law1999
Graduate of Distinction, Magna Cum LaudeUniversity of Washington1996
Who's Who of American WomenWho's Who1981
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Pearson Law Firm2003 - Present
Manager, Claims SpecialistThe Pearson Law Firm1995 - 2003
Strategic Marketing ManagerMicrosoft Corporation1987 - 1993
Marketing ManagerJohnson and Johnson1980 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Keenan Ball Trial CollegeInstructor2014 - Present
Veterans' Advocates GuildFounding Member2009 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEditorial Board Member TRIAL NEWS2005 - Present
King County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2003 - Present
Washington State Association for JusticeEagle Level Member1998 - Present
Keenan BallState Listserv Moderator2012 - 2014
Seattle University School of LawAlumni Mentor Program Member2010 - 2012
Partnership for a Rural King CountyVolunteer Former Board Member2009 - 2010
Bounce Be TransformedSeminar Facilitator2009 - 2011
Washington State Association for JusticeBoard of Governors2005 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Auto collision resulting in multiple injuries$1,000,000
Food Borne IllnessFavorable Settlement Non Disclosure Required by Defendant
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Publication nameTitleDate
Washington State Association for Justice TRIAL NEWSBe Who You Are by Gerry Spence (Review)2015
Washington State Trial Lawyers (WSTLA) Trial News2, To, Too2007
Washington State Trial Lawyers (WSTLA) Trial NewsLock and Ring (Tips for Writing)2007
Washington State Trial Lawyers (WSTLA) Trial NewsDiet by Trial2007
Washington State Trial Lawyers (WSTLA) Trial NewsAn Open Letter About the Eagle Program2006
Washington State Trial Lawyers (WSTLA) Trial NewsQ and A with Deborah Nelson Willis2006
Washington State Trial Lawyers (WSTLA) Trial NewsPreach What You Practice2006
Washington State Trial Lawyers (WSTLA) Trial NewsMickey Mouse, Pro Se (My Experience On a Jury)2006
Washington State Trial Lawyers (WSTLA) Trial NewsMayday, M'aidez2006
Washington State Trial Lawyers (WSTLA) Trial NewsTales of the Courthouse2006
Washington State Trial Lawyers (WSTLA) Trial NewsPut It In Neutral (Managing Transitions)2006
Washington State Trial Lawyers (WSTLA) Trial NewsEnter the Mentor2006
Washington State Trial Lawyers (WSTLA) Trial NewsKatrina, One Year Later2006
Washington State Trial Lawyers (WSTLA) Trial NewsYour Rhinoceros Observes The Holidays2006
Washington State Association of Justice TRIAL NEWSStanding on the Shoulders of Giants2005
Washington State Association of Justice TRIAL NEWSPortrayal of the Hero Myth2005
Washington State Trial Lawyers (WSTLA) Trial NewsJack Connelly, Interview with New President2005
Washington State Trial Lawyers (WSTLA) Trial NewsPortrayal Of The Hero Myth2005
Washington State Trial Lawyers (WSTLA) Trial NewsPropaganda and Doublethink2005
Washington State Trial Lawyers (WSTLA) Trial NewsPolished Shoes Or The Holiday Gift2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seattle University School of LawCivil AdvocacyJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of WashingtonIntellectual HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Welcome to the ReptileWelcome to the Revolution2014
Washington Association for Justice Paralegal CLESmall Law Firm Management2014
Masters Seminar, ReptileWitness Preparation and Depositions2014
Keenan Ball Trial CollegeRules in Depositions2014
Welcome to the ReptileWelcome to the Revolution2012
De-myth-tifying WillsWills and End of Life Documents2011
Where There Is A Will, There Is A WayWills and End of Life Documents2010
What is the Veterans Advocates Guild?Veterans2010
Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards LuncheonWhy I Lawyer2010
De-Mystifying WillsWills and End of Life Documents2010
Lawyering in the First YearLawyering in the First Year (for Law School Students)2005
People's Law SchoolInstruction on Various Legal Topics for Non-Lawyers2003