The Pearson Law Firm

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Attorney Douglas Herron Pearson

Douglas Herron Pearson established The Pearson Law Firm in 2015 in Hendersonville, NC after more than 15 years of experience as a trial attorney. Mr. Pearson has extensive experience in criminal law, prosecuting at all levels from misdemeanors to murder. His hundreds of jury trials include DWI, DUI, drug trafficking, white-collar crimes, insurance fraud, arson, and murder. 

Mr. Pearson grew up in Morganton, North Carolina before attending the McCallie School in Chattanooga, TN. He majored in English at Appalachian State University and went on to earn his law degree at the Oklahoma City University School of Law.

His law practice began in Eastern North Carolina. He was an Assistant District Attorney in the 4th Prosecutorial District from 1999 until 2004 at which time he transferred to the 29th Prosecutorial District, continuing as an Assistant District Attorney until 2005. Mr. Pearson then entered private practice with an estate planning firm in Asheville. In 2007, the elected District Attorney asked him to return to the D.A.’s office and focus on superior court jury trials in Transylvania, Henderson, and Polk Counties. He was appointed by Governor Pat McCrory as Acting District Attorney on May 15, 2013. He has also had the honor of being appointed as a special prosecutor in counties outside his home district.

Mr. Pearson has attended, and later assisted in the curriculum development for, the Arson Training for Prosecutors course presented by The Bureau for Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). Mr. Pearson has been an expert speaker at the North Carolina Insurance Crime Information Exchange Conference. He has served as a member of the Arson Task Force in both the 4th and 29th districts, on the Henderson County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, and Child Fatality Prevention Task Force.

Office Manager Sarah Alholm Pearson

Sarah Alholm Pearson keeps the office operations running smoothly at The Pearson Law Firm. It is her goal for you to have excellent customer service. Before working with Attorney Doug Pearson, Sarah worked in Healthcare Safety Consulting, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Quality Control, and Aerospace Physiology. She graduated with a Bachelor's in Biology from the United States Air Force Academy and holds a Master's in Human Factors from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.     

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What Clients Say


"Mr. Doug Pearson did a wonderful job to settle my recent traffic violation. I now can sleep a bit better as the load came off my shoulders. I am very pleased."   -- M.K.

"A few words from a satisfied client to describe the Pearson Law Firm; Responsive, Reasonable and most importantly, EFFECTIVE!"   -- P.R.

"There is not a doubt in my mind that God sent Mr. Pearson my way. From the very first call to the very end, he kept me informed and responded promptly to any questions or concerns I had. Mr. Pearson is a true professional that has knowledge, compassion and drive to help his clients. I would highly refer him to friends, family or anyone in need of an attorney that goes above and beyond for his clients."   -- A.B.


"No one ever wants to be involved in the legal system, regardless of the reason; be it estate planning, traffic incidents, or lawsuits. Our system is the best in the world but it is also an anxiety ridden experience. I am so happy that I found the Pearson Law Firm. Their professionalism, significant experience, and respect for both their client and the legal system made my involvement much less worrisome. You are in good hands with attorney Doug Pearson, and I will recommend him to anyone that asks for any legal issue they might have. He is an attorney you can trust."   --T.R.

"Thank you for handling this for me so well. What a relief!"   -- B.D.

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