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Robert W. Pearce

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pearce@rwpearce.com
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Toll Free: 800-732-2889
Phone: 561-338-0037
Fax: 561-338-9310

1499 W Palmetto Park Rd #400
Boca Raton, Florida 33486

Robert Wayne Pearce has been a trial attorney for more than 40 years.  During that time, he developed a well-respected and highly accomplished legal career representing investors and brokers in disputes with one another and the government and industry regulators. Securities attorney Pearce has tried, arbitrated and mediated hundreds of investment-related disputes.   These disputes generally involved complex securities, commodities, administrative, contract, commercial, business tort and employment law issues. He has represented a multitude of clients on both sides of the table in Federal and state courts (trial and appellate).  He has a vast amount of experience in administrative, arbitration, and mediation proceedings and disciplinary actions before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commodities Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC"), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), National Futures Association ("NFA"), and Florida Office of Financial Regulation (FLA-OFR).

Mr. Pearce is a Florida Circuit Court Civil Mediator and a highly respected mediator in the FINRA Mediation Program. He also serves as a private judge or arbitrator in mini-trials and arbitration proceedings, respectively. Mr. Pearce has also served as a Federal Court-appointed Receiver, in which an attorney is called upon by Federal and state regulators (SEC, CFTC and FLA-OFR) to take over companies engulfed in legal problems.

Attorney Pearce has earned the rating of AV Preeminent, the highest rating possible through the Martindale-Hubbell peer rating program.  He has also been named a Florida Super Lawyer through Thomson Reuters for Securities Litigation, meaning that he is in the top 5% for his area of law.  Read the feature article about him in the Florida 2014 Super Lawyers magazine entitled "No Excuses - How Robert Wayne Pearce Stared Down Personal Disaster".  Additionally, Mr. Pearce is a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group in which fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members, for the numerous million dollar and multi-million dollar awards he has won for his clients.  Most recently, Attorney Pearce was a Daily Business Review finalist for its “2013 Most Effective Lawyer” honor in the category of Mediation and Arbitration for the $2.75 million award won on behalf of his client.  All of these accolades are a clear indication of Attorney Pearce’s experience, knowledge and level of dedication to getting the best results possible for each and every one of his clients.

Education

J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, Hempstead, New York, 1979

M.B.A., Hofstra University School of Business, Hempstead, New York, 1979

B.S., Florida Tech, 1973

Bar Admissions Florida, 1982
New York, 1980
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

American Association for Justice

Florida Justice Association

Broward County Bar Association

Broward County Justice Association

Palm Beach County Bar Association

Palm Beach County Justice Association

Public Investor Arbitration Bar Association

South Palm Beach County Bar Association

Past Employment Positions
  • Lerner & Pearce, P.A., January 1, 1990 - December 31, 1999
  • Lerner, Harris, Pearce, P.A., March 1, 1983 - December 31, 1989
  • U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, May 1, 1980 - February 28, 1983
Client Reviews
★★★★★
Robert Pearce is part of that unusual breed of lawyers that are able to create empathy with clients and thoroughly adopt their cause. No half efforts here. He and his group of professionals are outstanding strategists that can execute with precise fervor and unyielding determination. Theirs is a huge wave of facts, research, precedents and preparation, that has impressed me in its thoroughness and creativity, and most importantly with the results. No stone goes unturned and no effort is ever spared. In my book, he and they are those of a very rare kind that one wants to keep for a very long time. Ramon F.
★★★★★
This law firm is the real deal. We were so lucky that they took our case as they have so much experience in securities and all the wrongdoing that happens in these investment companies where they mislead you and your money (as in our case) into schemes that are not what you think they are. Mr. Robert Pearce is one of the best lawyers around, a truly professional who will fight for you and will tell you as it is all the time. Astrid M.
★★★★★
Mr. Pearce is a great professional and attorney. He led me through every step of the process in a clear, direct and straightforward manner. I highly recommend him as a securities attorney. Rey S.
★★★★★
Just like the song from HAMILTON, it's so nice to have Bob Pearce on your side. He is the consumate plaintiff's lawyer: smart. dedicated, fully able to try a case but a great negotiator in a mediation. He did a wonderful job for us, fully supporting us through the process and more than holding his own against a large national law firm. Maurice Z.
★★★★★
No lawyer except Bob said I had a chance of winning. When Ubs lawyers laughingly offered me zero to settle the dispute, Bob became even more determined to prove everybody wrong. Bob was extremely prepared, and always a step ahead of the opposing attorneys throughout the arbitration. In the end, Bob and I had the last laugh when the arbitrators awarded me almost 6 million dollars. J. Blanco