Michael Pearson

Michael Pearson: Attorney with Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC AV stamp icon
  • Managing Member at Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC (5 Attorneys)
  • 814 West Roosevelt Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007
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  • Michael W. Pearson is a partner with Curry, Pearson & Wooten PLC. His practice is devoted largely to complex litigation including aviation accidents, aviation regulation and commercial litigation, severe personal injury, wrongful death, and defamation matters.
  • Peer Reviews

    4.9/5.0 (3)
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Michael Pearson handles a wide variety of litigation in state and federal courts across the United States. Clients include family members of the 19 Granite Mountain firefighters who lost their lives in the sixth-deadliest firefighter disaster in American history, as well as persons catastrophically injured or killed due to the negligence of others. His aviation clients include those injured in airplane and helicopter accidents, as well as airlines, entities and airmen accused by the FAA of violating the Federal Aviation Regulations. General litigation clients range from large business entities to everyday individuals who have lost property or have been unfairly treated. Mike’s aviation law textbook, “ Foundations of Aviation Law ,” is used by students in numerous institutions of higher learning. He is a graduate of the Department of Transportation aviation accident investigation program, a certified air traffic control specialist (CPC), a pilot, and a professor at Arizona State University, where he has taught aviation law, aviation regulations, and other legal subjects since 1993. Since the firm's inception Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC has successfully tried, and settled, multiple seven figure cases.

Employment and Industry Experience:

Certified Professional Air Traffic Control Specialist (Tower/TRACON)(1984- 2010); Control Tower Operator (1984-2010); FAA Quality Assurance Specialist (1992-1994); Private Pilot; Professor, Aviation Law, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (1991-1994); Professor, Aviation Law, Arizona State University, 1994— current. Author: "Foundations of Aviation Law", Routledge Publishing, Fall 2014.

Industry and Peer Ratings:

AV Rated; Super Lawyers; Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Arizona's Finest Lawyers; National Trial Lawyers Association- Top 100 Trial Attorneys; AVVO "10" rating, America's Top 100 Attorneys, America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators.

(Multi-million Dollar Advocate; Arizona's Finest Lawyers, SuperLawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, America's Top 100 High-Stakes Litigators, America's Top 100 Attorneys)

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Aviation Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602-842-4115  Phone
602-258-1000  Phone
University Attended:
Arizona State University, M.B.A., Cum Laude; Pedrick Scholar; Honors legal Writing and Research; University of Houston, B.B.A., Summa Cum Laude
Law School Attended:
Arizona State University, J.D.
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; 1997, Colorado; 1995, Arizona; 2010, District of Columbia
State Bar of Arizona; Colorado Bar Association; Bar Association of the District of Columbia; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Arizona Trial Lawyers Association; NTSB Bar Association.
Special Agencies:
Federal Aviation Administration (1984-2010).
Reported Cases:
Larue v. Brown, 693 Ariz. Adv. Rep. 18 (App. Div. I, August 19, 2014); Gilding v. Carr, 608 F.Supp.2d 1147 (D.Ariz., 2009); Mitchell v. City of Flagstaff, 2011 WL 5826014 (D.Ariz. 2011).
Along with domestic cases Mr. Pearson has successfully handled matters as Arizona litigation counsel, for such international firms as Gosschalks Solicitors, Air France, S.A. (formally Société Air France), and Zest Airways, Inc. Gosschalks is a commercial law firm specializing in commercial property, company law, licensing, civil litigation, employment, and medical negligence founded in the early 1800's and located in England. Air France is the French flag carrier and is one of the world's largest airlines, Zest Airways is a Philippines flag carrier.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

4.9/5.0 (3 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Managing Partner on 02/15/12 in Personal Injury

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Principal on 12/07/11 in Civil Litigation

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