Meet Brian

Pearcy_internet_header-Slider-FullBrian C. Pearcy has been a resident of Riverside County since 1974. Brian is a graduate of Hemet High School and the University of California, Riverside; Brian graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in both Administrative Studies and Economics.  Following college, Brian was accepted to and graduated from Los Angeles Police Department Academy in 1987 and still works as a sworn peace officer for the LAPD.  Brian received his law degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1991 and was admitted to the California State Bar that same year.

Today, Brian and his wife Tera A. Harden, are AV rated attorneys® (Martindale-Hubbell’s® highest rating by legal peers for subject matter and ethics) who practice together in Riverside at their own law corporation. Brian’s general civil litigation practice focuses primarily on business and real estate litigation.  Brian works as outside general counsel for his corporate clients handling transactional, commercial and labor matters.

Over the past 22+ years Brian has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in the Superior and Appellate Courts throughout Southern California.  To further his legal skills and abilities as a Mediator and Arbitrator, Brian earned a Certificate from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law. His legal training experience and advocacy skills allowed him to become a Court Appointed Mediator and to sit as a Judge Pro-Tem.  As a successful mediator, he has worked diligently to resolve many disputes between litigants for the Superior Court, the Appellate Court and privately.

For the past seven years Brian has been asked regularly to sit as a Judge Pro-Tem for the Riverside Superior Courts on assignments in both the Civil and Criminal Courts, presiding over the calendar and conducting trials in Small Claims and Unlawful Detainer Courts.  During the Judicial shortage that the Riverside Courts have suffered during the past decade, Brian has worked both as a paid and as volunteer Judge Pro-Tem to help the Court work through its backlog of cases.  While serving as a Judge Pro-Tem, Brian has developed a reputation for being fair-minded and hard working.

Brian has also remained active in law enforcement, having transitioned from a full-time officer to a reserve officer with the LAPD.  After spending over 18 years working gang enforcement in South Central LA, Brian went through LAPD’s highly regarded motor school and graduated at the top of his class.  He is now in his eighth-year as a motor officer assigned to West Traffic Division.

Civic and Professional Leadership (Past and Present):

Brian is involved both in and outside the legal profession.  Upon passing the Bar, Brian became active in the Riverside County Bar Association (RCBA). He quickly rose through the ranks to become President both of Barrister’s (its young attorneys program) and then of the County Bar Association itself (2002-2003). During his presidency Brian founded RCBA’s holiday Elves giving back program.

Every Christmas for the past 12 years, Brian as “Head Elf” leads the annual program to raise money and allow RCBA to buy, wrap, and deliver gifts and dinner to underprivileged children and their families. To date, the elves giving back program has served nearly 1,000 kids and their family in need.

Brian also works with the Riverside County Non-Profit Community Connect, where he appears as Santa every year in its Christmas Program for Homeless Veteran’s in transition at March Air Reserve Base. Brian is also a member of the Federal Bar Association, and of the Desert Bar Association.

Having served as member and Chairman of multiple non-profit Boards and City Commissions, Brian is an active civic volunteer leader. He also sits on the board and is a past Chair of the Law Enforcement Appreciation Committee (LEAC) for Western Riverside County.

Professional, Civic Associations, and Awards:

  • Member, State Bar of California (1991-present)
  • Member, Riverside County Bar Association (1991-present)
    • President (2002-2003)
    • Executive Board (1999-2003)
  • Member, Federal Bar Association (1993-present)
  • Member, Desert Bar Association
  • Member, Riverside County Barristers Association (1991-1999)
    • President (1997-1998)
  • Panel Member, RCBA Dispute Resolution Service, Inc.
  • Judge Pro-Tem, Riverside County Superior Court—Civil and Criminal Division
  • Mediator, Voluntary Appellate Settlement Program, Court of Appeals, Fourth District
  • Arbitrator, RCBA Fee Arbitration program
  • Lee A. Deegan Inn of Court, Associate Member and Attorney Master
  • Executive Board and Chair, Law Enforcement Appreciation Committee (LEAC) for Western Riverside County
  • Commissioner and Chair, City of Riverside Community Police Review Commission (2003-2006)
  • Commissioner and Chair, City of Riverside Downtown Parking Committee
  • Commissioner and Chair, City of Riverside Parking Traffic and Streets Commission
  • Board Member, and President, Riverside Chamber of Commerce — Downtown Division (2004-2010)
  • Executive Board member, Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce (2006-2011)
  • Member of Board of Directors Executive Committee Member and Chair, Riverside Downtown Partnership (RDP) (2003-2009)
  • Member and Chair, RDP Land Use Committee (2006-Present)
  • Volunteer of the Year, Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce (2004-2005)
  • Member, Los Angeles Police Protective League
  • Reserve Officer of the Year, LAPD (1992 and 1994)
  • Santa for Community Connects Homeless Veterans Program (2009 – Present)
  • Member, Project Bridge (1995-2003)
  • Voting Member, Past Chair, Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee
  • Voting Member, Past Chair, Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce Economics Development Committee

As a graduate of Leadership Riverside, Brian Pearcy has engaged with the challenging issues facing our region and community. As an alumnus of Hemet High School and UCR, Brian has a long-standing and deep commitment to this community.  This experience, Brian’s 23 years as an attorney in this region and his law enforcement background has prepared him well to serve as Superior Court Judge for Riverside County.

Brian Pearcy, Esq. appreciates your vote on June 3.