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Heather J Pearce

Business Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Heather Pearce Campbell


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About Heather

Learn Heather’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas

Summary of Practice Areas:

  • Business Formation – business set-up, licensing, coaching
  • Business Contracts – including: operating agreements, standard client service agreements, vendor agreements, settlement agreements, joint venture agreements, affiliate agreements, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, license agreements, website terms & conditions, privacy policies and online terms of purchase, workshop/event releases and waivers, speaker and interview agreements and releases, publishing and agency representation agreements
  • Contracts – numerous, across a wide variety of issues and for all kinds of clients
  • Dispute Resolution – settlement negotiations, agreements, facilitation, coaching & mediation
  • Intellectual Property Protection, Trademarks, Copyright, Trade Secret Protection (including creating Intellectual Property Protection Plans for online entrepreneurs)
  • Business Risk Assessments & Strategic Planning
  • Real Estate – disputes & transactions, including residential and commercial; real estate holding companies, landlord-tenant, easement, boundary, co-ownership issues, disposition, and more

About Heather Pearce Campbell
Heather’s practice focuses primarily on information entrepreneurs and online businesses. She services coaches, consultants, online educators and experts, speakers and authors with a wide range of business legal needs. She has a wide range of litigation and transactional experience within business and real estate. Visit her at for more information. 

She assists her business clients with numerous issues facing modern businesses and entrepreneurs – from business formation and implementing essential business contracts to protect her clients’ work and their relationships with their customers and clients, to advising on various issues including advertising, cybersecurity, protecting online content, services, programs and intellectual property (including trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets), as well as asset and risk management. She has drafted, reviewed and negotiated all kinds of contracts for her clients, including licensed professionals across numerous industries, consultants, coaches, online educators, speakers and authors, amongst many others.

She has extricated numerous of her real estate clients from difficult scenarios, resolved boundary line disputes, undisclosed easements, adverse possession disputes, and represented numerous others in real estate transactions and development, including loan work-outs, refinances, partnership disputes, due diligence for major land acquisitions, and managed discovery, document review and database creation for large pieces of litigation involving hundreds of thousands of pages of documentation each and teams of attorneys.

To best serve her clients, one of the primary focuses of her practice is alternative dispute resolution, facilitation and mediation, having completed the Seminar on Advanced Negotiations at Harvard Law School. Prior to forming Pearce Law, PLLC Heather worked at The Buck Law Group where she assisted clients with a variety of matters in real estate, construction, and land use litigation, as well as employment, business, and contract matters.

Heather worked for U.S. District Court Chief Judge John Coughenour while in her third year of law at the University of Washington. She also spent some time during law school in London working for the British Government at the Audit Commission, and was a member of UW’s Mock Trial Team that participated in the N.I.T.A. National Mock Trial Competition held in Washington D.C. in 2001, one month after 9/11.

Heather donated more than 50 pro bono hours per year from 2005 through 2012.

Education

J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2002
B.A., Utah State University, cum laude, in finance and economics, minors in French and Spanish, 1999

Memberships

Washington State Bar Association, 2002

Oregon State Bar Association (currently inactive, 2009)

Publication Contributions

WSTLA Employment Law Deskbook, compiled and edited Forms Section, 2004 (on behalf of Teller & Associates)

“Honesty and Washington Rules of Professional Conduct” in conjunction with “Lawyer Jokes and What They Tell us About Professional legal Ethics” through Law Seminars International, and in presentation to the Association of Corporate Counsel

Speaking Engagements

“Protect Your Assets: Bite-Sized Legal Basics for Brilliant Entrepreneurs”:
– February 22, 2020, JVology Live, San Diego, California
– September 21, 2019, JVology Live, Calgary, Alberta
– May 17, 2019, Let’s Talk Impact – Code to Close Live, Scottsdale, AZ

MSBA (Maryland State Bar Association) Annual Conference: “Market Disruption & Thinking Like a Business, Not a Lawyer” – Thought Leader Series, June 2018

Speaker’s Success Summit: “Bite-Sized Legal Basics for Brilliant Entrepreneurs”, July 2017, Seattle, WA

CLE: “ADR and Construction Liens”; May 21, 2008

CLE: "Real Estate Development A – Z: ADR and How to Stay Out of Superior Court; Turning Difficult Conversations into Success for Your Clients"; February 27, 2008

CLE: Co-presented with Peter Buck, “Lawyer Jokes and What They Tell us About Professional Legal Ethics”
– October 19, 2004, Law Seminars International, at Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
– December 9, 2004, Association of Corporate Counsel, Columbia Tower Club
– January 1, 2005, Law Seminars International, presented to King County Prosecutors, Seattle, WA

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Heather also provides strategic and legal coaching services to entrepreneurs and small businesses around the United States (and internationally, for those with clientele and services that are US-centric), helping them protect their online and offline business services and make difficult decisions quickly and with confidence. Visit her website () for more information.

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Licensed for 20 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 01/31/2023
State OR
Status Inactive
Acquired 2010
Updated 12/11/2022

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

Contact Heather

Pearce Law, PLLC
PO Box 25838
Seattle, WA, 98165

Reviews

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Posted by Lance | May 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Ive Ever Worked With for Online Web Business
Heather is a breeze to work with, very professional, very helpful and very cool! I give her my highest recommendation and will only work with her when it comes to all things online business and legal work.
Response from Heather Pearce May 21, 2021
Thank you, Lance. I appreciate the feedback, especially the "cool" part! :) Lol. It's been a pleasure to support you and your business.
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2014
Professional, Confident, and gets the job done!
I hired Heather Pearce for an issue with a lease agreement. She is so professional, and her classy style of handling the situation was very refreshing. She was very honest about my risks/rewards with our case and didn't waste anytime with helping us to an agreeable settlement. I would definitely use Ms. Pearce again!
Posted by Dina | March 18, 2013
Highly Recommended
I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Heather over the past several years. She has handled many different legal issues for our real estate investment company and each experience has been positive. Heather is very knowledgeable in a variety of areas and has many resources available to her when presented with an issue that is out of her scope. She has been responsive to our timelines and is good at keeping the client informed. I would highly recommend Heather Pearce to anyone looking for legal services.
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2011
Focused on the goal
Heather is thorough and fair in her legal approach. She is clear in her conversations and leads clients through the process conscientiously and compassionately. Legal situations can be very stressful and leaves one feeling exposed and vulnerable; lesser lawyers might give false promises or empty ideas to simply lead clients on to higher billings and more aggravation. However, I trust Heather's judgment; she was able to navigate tense situations in ways to get her clients to understand the extent that they can get something or not get something, and then guide them to ultimate goals which can get accomplished with the least amount of stress and disappointment. I would highly recommend her services and would use her legal expertise in the future.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Principal
  • Pearce Law, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Buck Law Group
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Independent Contractor (Full Time)
  • Buck & Gordon, Hanson Baker Ludlow Drumheller, Teller & Associates, The Nathanson Group
  • 2002 - 2007

Education

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2002
  • Utah State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Libel Defense, CR 11 Success
  • Obtained $75,000 in CR 11 Fees
  • Bauman v. Turpen View Dispute
  • Saved Our Clients' View of the Puget Sound

Associations

  • Washington Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2005
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Washington State Bar Association Legislative Committee
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2007
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2006
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2005
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • 2004
  • Semi-Finalist
  • UW Law School Mock Trial Competition
  • 2001
  • Invited Member
  • UW Law School Mock Trial Team competing at National Institute for Trial Advocacy Competition in Washington D.C.
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Real Estate Development A-Z
  • ADR and How to Stay Out of Superior Court - Turning Difficult Conversations in Success for Your Clients
  • 2008
  • Construction Lien Law in Washington
  • ADR and Construction Liens
  • 2008
  • CLE
  • Lawyer Jokes and What They Tell Us About Professional Legal Ethics
  • 2005
  • CLE
  • Lawyer Jokes and What They Tell Us About Professional Legal Ethics
  • 2004
  • Ethics CLE
  • Lawyer Jokes and What They Tell Us About Professional Legal Ethics
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (8)
Endorse Heather
Mediation Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Heather for three years at the Buck Law Group. I highly recommend Heather as a mediator. She knows how to find the right solutions for tough problems quickly. Heather also is a great communicator and great person. Her excellent communication and problem-solving skills are evident in the results she achieves for her clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Heather Pearce is a consummate professional and a wonderful person. She's a joy to work with. When it comes to the needs of her clients, she is as responsive as they come. She provides fast and effective advice."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Heather for more than a few years now and have the greatest respect for her personally and professionally. She is smart, thoughtful, charismatic, and committed to her clients' success. She also has broad experience and good judgment. I highly recommend and endorse her."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I worked with Ms. Pearce on an environmental matter and endorse the quality of her work. I also coordinated putting on a real estate CLE with Heather in 2008, where we both gave presentations. Heather is a diligent and conscientious lawyer, and is a pleasure to work with."
Employment and labor
Real estate
Construction and development
Environmental and natural resources