John R. Pearson

John Pearson is an experienced attorney and arbitrator handling maritime, oilfield, and insurance disputes for over 40 years.


The Best Lawyers in America, an annual referral guide from Woodward White, Inc. listing outstanding attorneys throughout the U.S, 2008-2019
Thomson Reuters: Texas Super Lawyers in Insurance Law, 2008-2014
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in Insurance Law, 2005-2010
Recipient, Garland Walker American Inns of Court Professionalism Award, 2009

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University of Texas at Austin, 1968, J.D.
Vanderbilt University, 1965, B.E.


State Bar of Texas, admitted to Texas state courts since 1968
Admitted to United States District Court, Southern District of Texas

John R. Pearson

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John Pearson is an experienced attorney handling maritime, oilfield, and insurance disputes for over 40 years.

John Pearson’s experience includes extensive maritime, oilfield services, and insurance coverage matters. His insurance practice includes the representation of policyholders and brokers. John has for many years counseled oilfield service companies regarding disputes arising out of casualties, property damage, indemnities and other contractual matters. John’s maritime experience includes handling charter party disputes, maritime liens, personal injury/death, and indemnity claims.

John is a qualified arbitrator in the Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association and has acted on single and three-person panel arbitrations under a variety of formats, including the Rules of the Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association, the Society of Maritime Arbitrators and the Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association.