Joshua C. Pearson

Josh_sm_2Josh Pearson has been a part of the Bell County community for the past 26 years. He graduated from Belton High School in 1997, and from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in 2002. He is very active and involved in the Bell County legal community and with the City of Belton.

Josh has worked in several law firms and has gained a wide variety of valuable legal experience in the areas of real estate law, business law, and probate and estate planning..

Josh’s primary areas of focus with the Pearson Law Firm are real estate transactions, business law, and wills/trusts and estates.

Additional Information
After several years working as an online applications developer in Dallas, Texas, Josh began feeling the call to pursue a career in the legal field. He scored in the top 2% of the country in the law school admittance exam and was given a scholarship to attend the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. During his time at SMU, Josh was a director for several student organizations, was chosen as a student attorney in the SMU Criminal Defense Clinic, and was selected to represent SMU in the National Mock Trial Competition two years in a row. Despite the demands of working while in law school and the many additional groups and events he was involved in, Josh was still able to graduate cum laude.

His drive also enabled him to study for the Texas Bar exam while still taking classes and overseeing junior attorneys in the SMU Criminal Defense Clinic. He passed the bar exam with high marks and won his first jury trial before even graduating from law school.

Josh has been married to his wife, Kerri, since January of 2002, and they have three precious girls, Kate, Elle, and Joce. Josh was born into an Army family at Ft. Benning, Georgia, on February 17, 1979. His father retired in 1997 after 26 years of service in the U.S. Army.

High school: 1997, Belton High School, Belton, Texas
College: B.A. 2001, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, Texas
Law School: Juris Doctorate, cum laude, SMU Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas

Legal Affiliations
President, Bell County Young Lawyers Association
Member, State Bar of Texas
Member, Bell County Bar Association
Member, Texas Association of Young Lawyers

Community Involvement
Chairman, City of Belton Board of Parks and Recreation
Vice President, Better Belton Foundation (2012-2015)
Committee Member, City of Belton Capital Improvement Planning (CIP) Committee (2013)
Member, Vista Community Church

Awards and Leadership Positions
Nation’s Top One Percent for 2015, National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Young Lawyer of the Year for 2014-15 and 2015-16, Bell County Bar Association
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Avvo Client’s Choice Award winner
Appointed to the SMU Dean’s List four times
Former Chief Attorney, SMU Criminal Clinic
Former Director, Association for Public Interest Law
Former Director, Association for Law and Politics

Legal Experience
2012 – present, Pearson Law Firm, P.C.
2011 – Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, PLLC
2011 – 2012, Scott, Money, Ray & Thomas, PLLC
2010 – 2011, Basden & Ivie, P.C.