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Pearson Cunningham

Pearson Cunningham
191 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 2900
Atlanta, GA 30303

Pearson Cunningham is an Associate in our Atlanta office, practicing primarily in our appellate and governmental liability groups.

Through his work in HBS’s governmental liability group, Pearson has gained valuable experience defending local governments and their employees in a wide variety of claims under federal and state law. Stemming from this experience and the effective motion practice entailed, Pearson has honed his appellate advocacy skills. He has worked on numerous cases before state and federal appellate courts and has argued before the Supreme Court of Georgia and the Court of Appeals of Georgia.

A native of Covington, Georgia, Pearson received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia. After serving as a legislative aide for State Representative Barry Fleming, Pearson went on to earn his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the Georgia State University College of Law. During law school, he served as the Legislation Editor for the Georgia State University Law Review in which he supervised and edited the Law Review’s annual publication of the “Peach Sheets,” which detailed the legislative history for important pieces of legislation from the Georgia General Assembly. Pearson was also an active member of the College of Law’s Moot Court Board and gained valuable experience clerking for then-Judge Ellington on the Court of Appeals of Georgia.

ADMITTED

  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • All Georgia Superior and State Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia

EDUCATION

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Georgia State University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Georgia

MEMBERSHIPS

  • State Bar of Georgia – Appellate Section
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Associate – Appellate Section

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Local Government Law, 71 Mercer L. Rev. 189 (Fall 2019) (Georgia Whistleblower Act section)
  • Local Government Law, 72 Mercer L. Rev — (Georgia Whistleblower Act section) (forthcoming)
  • Sword and Shield: A Practical Approach to Section 1983 (ABA, State and Local Gov’t Law ed., 5th ed.) (Chapter Ten: The Fourteenth Amendment) (forthcoming)
ATLANTA - Hall Booth Smith, P.C. welcomes four new associates as the firm expands its offices across the Southeast to better serve client needs. Katherine R.

Pearson Cunningham is an Associate in our Atlanta office, practicing primarily in our appellate and governmental liability groups.

Through his work in HBS’s governmental liability group, Pearson has gained valuable experience defending local governments and their employees in a wide variety of claims under federal and state law. Stemming from this experience and the effective motion practice entailed, Pearson has honed his appellate advocacy skills. He has worked on numerous cases before state and federal appellate courts and has argued before the Supreme Court of Georgia and the Court of Appeals of Georgia.

A native of Covington, Georgia, Pearson received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia. After serving as a legislative aide for State Representative Barry Fleming, Pearson went on to earn his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the Georgia State University College of Law. During law school, he served as the Legislation Editor for the Georgia State University Law Review in which he supervised and edited the Law Review’s annual publication of the “Peach Sheets,” which detailed the legislative history for important pieces of legislation from the Georgia General Assembly. Pearson was also an active member of the College of Law’s Moot Court Board and gained valuable experience clerking for then-Judge Ellington on the Court of Appeals of Georgia.

ADMITTED

  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • All Georgia Superior and State Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia

EDUCATION

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Georgia State University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Georgia

MEMBERSHIPS

  • State Bar of Georgia – Appellate Section
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Associate – Appellate Section

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Local Government Law, 71 Mercer L. Rev. 189 (Fall 2019) (Georgia Whistleblower Act section)
  • Local Government Law, 72 Mercer L. Rev — (Georgia Whistleblower Act section) (forthcoming)
  • Sword and Shield: A Practical Approach to Section 1983 (ABA, State and Local Gov’t Law ed., 5th ed.) (Chapter Ten: The Fourteenth Amendment) (forthcoming)
ATLANTA - Hall Booth Smith, P.C. welcomes four new associates as the firm expands its offices across the Southeast to better serve client needs. Katherine R.