Albert M. Pearson, Esq.
has a broad range of professional experience including litigation, arbitration, mediation, and service as a special master and as a law school faculty member. His litigation experience includes more than 60 trials and more than 40 appeals in state and federal courts around the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Among the issues encompassed: personal injury, product liability, class action, civil rights, employment, education law, premises liability, and toxic, commercial, and business tort issues. As a professor at the University of Georgia Law School, he taught Constitutional Law, Evidence, Trial Practice, Civil Rights Litigation (including class action and employment discrimination components) and other litigation related subjects. He has resolved many disputes through ADR including arbitration, mediation, special master hearings, and direct negotiation.
ADR Experience and Qualifications
- Neutral in commercial, employment, and consumer matters
- Special Master on bar complaints, appointed by Georgia Supreme Court
- Special Master in Federal Court for discovery, including e-discovery
- Substantial experience in:
- Automotive, trucking, pharmaceutical, and product liability
- Educational law, including secondary and higher education institutions
- Commercial and business disputes, including first amendment, defamation, privacy and informational access issues involving the media
- Professional liability
- Electronic discovery
- Class actions
- Civil rights litigation involving both private and public entities