All Attorneys at The Pearce Law Firm Named 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

All attorneys of The Pearce Law Firm located in Philadelphia have been named 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Edith Pearce was named to the 2017 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list.  This is Attorney Pearce’s ninth time she has been named to the list.  Less than 5 percent of Pennsylvania attorneys are recognized as Super Lawyers each year.  Super Lawyers is also published in the June issue of Philadelphia Magazine.

Additionally, Attorneys William Ringland and Nicole Vitale of The Pearce Law Firm have been named among Pennsylvania’s Rising Stars, an honor reserved for no more than 2.5% of lawyers under 40 years old or who have practiced less than 10 years in Pennsylvania.  This is Attorney Ringland’s fifth year in a row that he has been named to this prestigious list.  Attorney Vitale has now been named to the list for six years in a row.  The “Rising Stars” list includes lawyers under 40 years. Less than 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40 or practicing less than 10 years are named to this list.

A division of Thomson Reuters, Super Lawyers® is a research-driven, peer influenced rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Other lawyers who have personally observed them in action nominate lawyers to this list.  An attorney-led research team who assigns points based on a set of defined evaluation criteria then reviews these credentials. The point totals from a general survey of other lawyers and the research process are then added to arrive at a final tally. Candidates are evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement, including verdicts and settlements; honors and awards; special licenses and certifications; pro bono and community service efforts; and scholarly lectures and writings. The ultimate objective of Super Lawyers is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse list of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for other practitioners and consumers searching for legal counsel.

The Pearce Law Firm is one of the few law firms where currently every attorney has been recognized on the Super Lawyers list.  You can feel confident in hiring The Pearce Law Firm if you want the highest quality legal representation in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas for your personal injury lawsuit or employment lawsuit.

 


Catrina Shea of Villanova Law School Awarded The Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law Scholarship

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The Pearce Law Firm, P.C awarded today the 2016 Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law Scholarship to Catrina Shea from Tom Rivers, New Jersey.  Catrina is attending Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law.

This scholarship is awarded annually to women who are currently attending a law school in the United States and have shown leadership and academic success.  The award was created by Philadelphia personal injury lawyer and founder of The Pearce Law Firm, Edith Pearce to inspire talented females enrolled in law school to compete and excel in the law. In a ceremony held at The Pearce Law Firm in Philadelphia, Ms. Pearce commented that “Catrina showed a passion for helping others in her work with Special Olympics as a volunteer throughout high school and Director of Special Olympics at the University of Connecticut.“   Ms. Pearce noted that Catrina listed her mother as her inspiration watching her raise a family while being a nurse, including working many years at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Catrina has excelled academically while at law school, serving on the Villanova Law Review.   In awarding the $2,000 scholarship, Ms. Pearce stated, “The Pearce Law Firm is proud to award the Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law Scholarship to Catrina Shea.”

Applications for the 2017 Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law Scholarship are being accepted until May 31, 2017.  More information is available on The Pearce Law Firm’s website.

The Pearce Law Firm is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 1429 Walnut Street, 14th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102. Its founder, Edith Pearce is a highly sought after trial attorney who has received numerous awards including being named to Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers by the Philadelphia Inquirer, a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for 8 times by Philadelphia Magazine, and a Lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Pearce Law Firm is one of the few personal injury law firms in Philadelphia founded and owned exclusively by a female lawyer.


Edith Pearce Receives Super Lawyer Designation for Seventh Year

Pennsylvania personal injury lawyer Edith Pearce was named as a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer” for 2015 according to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list published in the June issue of Philadelphia magazine. This is the seventh year that Ms. Pearce has been recognized with this designation. The “Super Lawyer” award is based on peer reviews, meaning that other lawyers nominate area attorneys for the award that they have personally seen at work. Super Lawyers, a division of Thomson Reuters, rates and honors those lawyers who have achieved considerable professional success in their practice as recognized by other attorneys.

Ms. Pearce said of the award, “I’m very proud of this recognition as my peers have once again recognized my abilities in and out of the courtroom and my dedication to my clients.” Read more about Edith Pearce

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Edith Pearce – Super Lawyer 2015

Attaining the Super Lawyers award is not easy: only about 5 percent of Pennsylvania’s attorneys are named Super Lawyers (approximately 2,500 out of more than 50,000 attorneys statewide). The process of becoming a Super Lawyer is lengthy and begins each year when attorneys are invited to submit nominations for the award. A team of researchers with Super Lawyers then begins researching each nomination and awarding them a certain number of points based on various aspects of their professional practice. The research team that evaluates candidates looks to 12 factors in making their decision, including: (1) verdicts and settlements won by the attorney; (2) other honors and awards received; (3) special licenses and certifications possessed by the attorney; (4) the attorney’s involvement in the community and history of providing free legal services to those in need; and (5) any scholarly writings or lectures completed by the attorney. At the end of the evaluation, only those attorneys who receive the highest total points are designated as Super Lawyers and recognized for their “high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.”

Edith Pearce is a nationally-recognized trial attorney and is the founder of The Pearce Law Firm, P.C.. The Pearce Law Firm is a Philadelphia-based law office dedicated to pursuing compensation on behalf of those severely injured in personal injury accidents such as car or truck accidents or slip and fall incidents. The firm also helps pursue justice for those who have been unfairly discriminated against or harassed in the workplace. For Ms. Pearce, this is the seventh time Philadelphia magazine has recognized her as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer; she has also been recognized by Newsweek as one of the 20 Leaders in the Law and as a Philadelphia Top Lawyer by the Philadelphia Inquirer. In addition, she has obtained an AV rating – the highest rating available – from Martindale-Hubbell, the nation’s preeminent rating service that rates personal injury attorneys. Ms. Pearce is also a member of MENSA. The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. is available to help injury victims in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania recover monetary damages for their injuries and losses. The office is located at 1429 Walnut Street, 14th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102 and can be reached by phone at (215) 600-1433.


Recipient of 2014 Pearce Law Firm Scholarship Announced

The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. announced today that Shayla Burnham, a student at the University of Virginia, is the recipient of the firm’s 2014 Pearce Law Firm Aspiring Pennsylvania Attorneys Scholarship.

Edith Pearce Awards Shayla Burnham

Edith Pearce Awards Shayla Burnham

This one-time, $2,000 scholarship was created by Edith Pearce, founder of The Pearce Law Firm, P.C., and is awarded annually to a Pennsylvania high school student or high school graduate who has been accepted to a college or university and who has desires to attend law school following college. The scholarship exists to encourage promising young Pennsylvania high school students to pursue a career in law after college. Applicants must be a Pennsylvania high school senior or Pennsylvania high school graduate with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  Applications for The Pearce Law Firm Aspiring Pennsylvania Attorneys Scholarship for 2015 can be found online; apply for 2015 by submitting the application no later than December 31.

Recipients are chosen based on their academic achievement, involvement in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership capabilities, and the students’ financial needs. Ms. Burnham is a June 2014 graduate of Cumberland Valley High School. There, she graduated with a 4.0 GPA and was ranked in the top 3% of her class. Ms. Burnham also participated in the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Mock Trial Competition for the past four years and was a member of the Cumberland Valley High School’s 2014 team. This team placed third in the 2014 competition out of more than 300 participating high schools from across Pennsylvania. In addition to these activities, Ms. Burnham was also very active in several other extracurricular activities in her school and in her community. Ms. Pearce stated of Shayla, “Although there were many outstanding applications, Shayla’s application stood out.  The Pearce Law Firm is proud to award The Pearce Law Firm Aspiring Pennsylvania Attorneys Scholarship to Shayla Burnham.”

Ms. Burnham indicated in her application for the scholarship that receiving the award would enable her to be the first member of her family to attend college and receive a college education from the University of Virginia.

The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. is a Philadelphia-based litigation firm committed to helping victims injured in personal injury accidents as well as employment disputes. Edith Pearce, a nationally-recognized trial attorney and member of MENSA, is the founder and owner of the firm. She has been recognized by Newsweek at one of the 20 Leaders in the Law, as one of Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers by the Philadelphia Inquirer, and has been named seven times as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Philadelphia magazine. Ms. Pearce has also obtained an AV rating (the highest rating available) from Martindale-Hubbell, the country’s premiere personal injury lawyer rating service. This rating is only awarded to those lawyers who have demonstrated the “highest levels of professional skill and integrity.” The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. is located at 1429 Walnut Street, 14th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19102 or you can contact them by phone at (215) 600-1433.


Scholarship Awarded – Empowering Women in Law

The Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law Scholarship

The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. offers an annually awarded scholarship to inspire and support women who have chosen to pursue an education in the law and have career goals in a legal field that is largely male-dominated. The Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law Scholarship was created by Philadelphia personal injury lawyer Edith Pearce, who is also the founder and owner of her own firm – the Pearce Law Firm, P.C. The aim of the scholarship is to help women achieve their full potential by emboldening them so that they can compete and thrive as they pursue their legal education, and ultimately attain success and have a rewarding career as a female lawyer in the future.

The scholarship is awarded to hardworking, talented and dedicated women who are currently in law school that demonstrate leadership and a commitment to their legal education, their schools and their local communities, but also have financial need. Applicants must be female and attending a U.S. law school, must have completed at least one semester of law school classes, and must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in order to be eligible. The award amount is $2,000. A link to the application form for The Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law Scholarship for next year is available online, where you can apply for 2015. Applications are due in full no later than December 31, 2015.

2014-2015 Scholarship Recipient Mary Johnston

Edith Pearce awarding the 2014-2015 Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law Scholarship to Mary Johnston.

The Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law Scholarship for 2014-2015 was awarded at the end of June to Mary Johnston of Bridgewater, New Jersey. Ms. Johnston is a law student at William and Mary Law School, where she has just completed her first year classes. In a demonstration of her drive and perseverance, Ms. Johnston held two jobs while attending undergrad at The College of New Jersey, and still was able to graduate with a 3.95 grade point average. Ms. Johnston was inspired to go to law school by a female supervisor that she grew close to while interning with the United States Marshals Service.

About The Pearce Law Firm

The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. is a Philadelphia-based personal injury law firm that was founded and is owned exclusively by a female lawyer, Edith Pearce. Edith Pearce leads by example, and encourages women to pursue and to strive for their career goals. She has repeatedly been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer by Philadelphia Magazine, and listed as one of Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers by the Philadelphia Inquirer.