Brian C. Pearcy arrived in Riverside in 1979 to attend UC Riverside but Pearcy is no stranger to Riverside County. He graduated from Hemet High School prior to enrolling and graduating from UCR and he and his wife, Tera Harden – a former Riverside County Deputy District Attorney – currently reside in Riverside.
Presently, Pearcy is running for a seat as a Riverside County Superior Court Judge and states of his experience, “I’ve been assigned as Judge Pro-Tem for the Riverside County Superior Courts for the past seven years, covering criminal arraignment and various civil calendars, including trials. As Judge Pro-tem, I’ve developed a reputation for being fair-minded and hard working. This experience, along with my legal and law enforcement background prepared me to serve as Superior Court Judge.”
The law enforcement background Pearcy refers to is following college he was accepted to and graduated from the Los Angeles Police Department Academy in 1987 and still works as a sworn peace officer for the LAPD. He 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.
“While serving as a LAPD police officer, I graduated law school and began my practice. I’ve represented clients both as plaintiffs and defendants in the Superior and Appellate Courts throughout Southern California for over 20 years. My trial experience, advocacy skills and ongoing training allowed me to become a Court Appointed mediator to help resolve disputes. Currently Pearcy specializes in business litigation and real estate. He also serves as outside counsel for small and medium-sized businesses.”
He 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, Pearcy 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.
Pearcy and his wife, 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. His general civil litigation practice focuses primarily on business and real estate litigation.
And if running his own law practice was not enough, Pearcy remains committed to the city in which he lives through his philanthropic endeavors. He is involved both in and outside the legal profession. Upon passing the Bar, he became active in the Riverside County Bar Association (RCBA) and quickly rose through the ranks to become President both of Barrister’s (it’s young attorneys program) and then of the County Bar Association itself (2002-2003). During his presidency he founded RCBA’s holiday Elves giving back program.
Every Christmas for the past 12-years, Pearcy 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.
Pearcy 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. He is also a member of the Federal Bar Association, and of the Desert Bar Association.
He is active in the Riverside County Bar Association where he is a past President. As a civic volunteer and graduate of Leadership Riverside, Pearcy has served as a member and Chairman of multiple nonprofit boards and city commissions.
Brian C. Pearcy currently serves as an Attorney and Court Mediator.