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Laurence H. Pearson

PearsonATTORNEY

Laurence Pearson has been representing family law clients for almost thirty years.  He is experienced in all areas of family law litigation including divorce actions, child and spousal support, child custody, domestic violence and paternity. He encourages settlements but does not avoid litigation where necessary.

He has practiced in state courts in the metropolitan area and surrounding counties and perfected appeals in the Appellate Term, the Appellate Divisions of the First and Second Departments and the Court of Appeals.

Mr. Pearson has also successfully represented tenants in eviction proceedings and rent overcharge actions in both Civil and Supreme Court.

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Bar Admission
 
New York State –  1965
U.S. District Court  Southern District of New York   1974
Eastern District of New York 1974
U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit 1975
Professional Experience
LAW OFFICES OF
LAURENCE H. PEARSON
1999 to Present
General civil litigation practice with specialization in divorce and family law, landlord-tenant law and consumer law.
COMMUNITY LAW OFFICE (CLO)
The Volunteer Division of the Legal Aid Society, New York, NY
1978 to 1998
Supervised volunteer attorneys in providing civil legal representation to individuals and community organizations.
LEGAL AID SOCIETY OF ROCKLAND COUNTY
1973 to 1978
Litigation involving landlord-tenant and family law issues.
EDUCATION
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY TEACHERS COLLEGE
Studies in higher education administration.
1969-1970
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
L.L.B. 1965
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, Madison, WI
B.A. 1962
Major: German
UNIVERSITY OF FREIBERG, Freiberg, Germany
1960-1961
SIGNIFICANT DECISIONS
Rothstein v. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co.
87 NY 2d 90
Extended discovery rule in toxic tort actions.
Gadsby v. Manley et. al.
69 N.Y. 2d 912
Defined Surrogate Court jurisdiction in landlord-tenant matters.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
New York County Lawyers Association
   Matrimonial Law Committee
New York State Bar Association
   Family Law Section
Legal Referral Service