Aspiring Pennsylvania Attorney Scholarship Awarded to Kiara Ashton

The Pearce Law Firm, P.C. awarded Kiara Ashton of Philadelphia Electrical & Technology Charter High School the firm’s 2017 Pearce Law Firm Aspiring Pennsylvania Attorneys Scholarship.

Edith Pearce presents Kiara Ashton with the scholarship

Ms. Ashton will be graduating from Philadelphia Electrical & Technology Charter High School (PE&T) in June. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA and is ranked 2nd in her class of over 140 students. Kiara is a member of the school’s National Honor Society and Student Government. Kiara became passionate about becoming a lawyer through the Philadelphia Athletic League (PAL) Day at City Hall, where she shadowed a Municipal Court Judge and obtained an internship during the summer. Kiara will be attending Temple University in the fall as a criminal justice major.

The Pearce Law Firm held a ceremony on March 16 to present the award. Ms. Pearce commented, “Kiara stood out this year as a student passionate about becoming a lawyer. Not only has she exceled academically, but also she has shown leadership both in the classroom and outside, including her involvement with the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philly AIDS Thrift Store.” Ms. Pearce also commented, “I am a big supporter of schools such as Philadelphia Electrical & Technology Charter High School where students are prepared for high-tech industries and vocations where there is a shortage of skilled workers, while also giving students a strong foundation in core academic subjects.” Founded in 2002 by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 98, PE&T gives students the opportunity to enter the career fields of their choice in a variety of ways, including the pursuit of apprenticeships at IBEW Local 98, direct employment in industries, or attendance at college.

This $1,500 scholarship was created by Edith Pearce, founder of The Pearce Law Firm, P.C., and is awarded annually to a Pennsylvania high school senior or recent high school graduate who has been accepted to a college or university with the desire to attend law school following college. The scholarship exists to encourage “aspiring attorneys” in high school to pursue their dream to become a lawyer after college. The applicant must be a Pennsylvania high school senior or recent Pennsylvania high school graduate with a minimum high school GPA of 3.0.  Applications for The Pearce Law Firm Aspiring Pennsylvania Attorneys Scholarship for 2018 are due by May 31, 2018 and can be found online at https://thepearcelawfirm.com/aspiring-scholarship.

The Pearce Law Firm is a Philadelphia law firm committed to helping injured victims in personal injury cases as well as employment claims. A nationally recognized trial attorney, Edith Pearce is the founder and owner of The Pearce Law Firm. She has been recognized one of “Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers” and has been named for over a decade as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer as published in Philadelphia Magazine. 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) 557-8686 or by going to their website at www.thepearcelawfirm.com.


Bronze Star Recipient Jennifer Barrow Awarded The Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law Scholarship for 2017

The Pearce Law Firm, P.C awarded the 2017 Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law Scholarship to Jennifer Barrow from Riverdale, Florida.  Jennifer is attending Harvard Law School.  The 3rd annual scholarship award is given to a women law student who has shown leadership and academic success.

Edith Pearce, a nationally recognized Philadelphia personal injury lawyer created the scholarship to inspire and recognize the next generation of women leaders in the law.  Edith Pearce awarded the scholarship remotely this year as Ms. Barrow is from Florida and is attending Harvard Law School in Massachusetts.  Jennifer Barrow graduated from West Point, the United States Military Academy.  After graduation from West Point, Ms. Barrow was commissioned as Lieutenant Barrow, as a military intelligence officer. Over the course of the next seven years, Ms. Barrow earned the Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Medal in her deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq.  Ms. Pearce commented, “Jennifer has shown her leadership and service to this country along with her academic success of being accepted to Harvard Law School as a transfer after one year at the University of Florida Law School.”  In awarding the $1,500 scholarship, Ms. Pearce stated, “The Pearce Law Firm is proud to award The Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law Scholarship to Jennifer Barrow for 2017.”  Applications for the 2018 Pearce Law Firm Empowering Women in Law Scholarship are being accepted until May 31, 2018.  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 9 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.


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.