Attorney Profile:

Michael Pearson

Michael Pearson: Attorney with Curry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC
  • 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 Reviews
    Peer Reviews (3 Reviews)
    4.9/5.0
    Client Reviews 100% Recommended 3 Reviews

Biography

Certified Professional Air Traffic Control Specialist (Tower/TRACON)(1984- 2010); Control Tower Operator (1984-2010); FAA Quality Assurance Specialist (1992-1994); Professor, Aviation Law, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (1991-1994); Professor, Aviation Law, Arizona State University, 1994— current. Author: "Foundations of Aviation Law", Ashgate Publishing, Fall 2014. AV Rated; Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum; Arizona's Finest Lawyers; National Trial Lawyers Association- "Top 100 Trial Attorneys"; AVVO "10" rating.

(Multi-million Dollar Advocate; Arizona's Finest Lawyers)

Areas of Practice (4)

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

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
602-258-1000  Phone
www.azlaw.com
University Attended:
University of Houston, B.B.A., Summa Cum Laude; Arizona State University, M.B.A., Cum Laude; Pedrick Scholar; Honors legal Writing and Research
Law School Attended:
Arizona State University, J.D.
Year of First admission:
1994
Admission:
1995, Arizona; 1995, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona; 1997, Colorado; 2009, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 2010, District of Columbia
Memberships:
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).
ISLN:
910087894
Transactions:
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.

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 3 reviews
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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    4.7/5.0
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    5.0/5.0
  • Judgment

    5.0/5.0
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    5.0/5.0
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    5.0/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 02/15/12 in Personal Injury

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

    Mike Pearson is an excellent lawyer and deserves the highest ratings. Read more

    Mike Pearson is an excellent lawyer and deserves the highest ratings.

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  • 4.4/5.0 by a Partner on 12/18/11 in Personal Injury

    I know Mike personally and professionally. I have worked with him on a variety of matters. He has a very strong background in aviation law. He has taught aviation law... Read more

    I know Mike personally and professionally. I have worked with him on a variety of matters. He has a very strong background in aviation law. He has taught aviation law at Arizona State University. He has substantial practical experience as an air traffic controller. I have seen him under substantial pressure as his law firm dissolved. I saw him exercise superb judgment under difficult circumstances while that was going on. I would certainly refer a family member to him for representation as a personal injury lawyer. The only reason that I rate him as a "2" in Legal Knowledge is that he frequently comes to me for reassurance that he has appropriately analyzed some difficult legal issue in tort law.

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Client Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 3 reviews
  • 100% client recommended 3 recommendations
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    5.0/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    4.7/5.0
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    5.0/5.0
  • Value for Money

    4.7/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 on 10/01/10

    Mr. Pearson's first and foremost priority is the interests and well being of his clients. During my recovery he visited me in the hospital several times and kept me well... Read more

    Mr. Pearson's first and foremost priority is the interests and well being of his clients. During my recovery he visited me in the hospital several times and kept me well informed on all matters related to my case. His thoroughness, depth of knowledge, and experience were not only evident when helping me understand everything, but all very evident in the successful outcome of the case. The compilation of all this will bring me back to his firm for any services or advice needed in the future.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 09/29/10

    Michael W. Pearson is one of the best attorneys out there. I have every ounce of faith and trust in him to make sure my questions and needs are answered and addressed.... Read more

    Michael W. Pearson is one of the best attorneys out there. I have every ounce of faith and trust in him to make sure my questions and needs are answered and addressed. When he says he is going to do something, it is done without a doubt.

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  • 4.5/5.0 on 09/30/10

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