A Premier Bay Area Employment, Insurance and Business Law Firm
Pierce & Shearer LLP provides counseling and litigation services in employment, insurance coverage, business, real estate and land use matters. Since the Firm’s founding in 2001, Partners Andrew F. Pierce and J. Peter Shearer have been committed to providing the highest quality, cost-effective legal representation. We achieve optimal big firm results at small firm prices. We practice in all California state and federal courts, private arbitration, and administrative hearings. Pierce & Shearer LLP also provides skilled, cost-effective mediation services.
Andrew F. Pierce successfully mediated a dispute between Palo Alto senior services nonprofit organizations. Read the article at paloaltoonline.com
Andrew F. Pierce obtained a complete dismissal, pursuant to a settlement, of a lawsuit against landowner for code violations based on erecting a sunshade for agricultural purposes in a remote area of Santa Cruz County.
Pierce & Shearer LLP successfully argues on behalf of Palo Alto landowners. Andrew F. Pierce, retained by 14 residents, argued that an ordinance to widen sidewalks along El Camino Real would result in an unconstitutional taking of land. The City Council voted, 9-0, to table the ordinance. Mercury News Article, Council pushes pause on effort to widen sidewalks
Andrew F. Pierce was recognized by Best Lawyers© in the area of Labor and Employment Law.
Andrew F. Pierce was designated a Northern California "Super Lawyer" again in 2016.
Andrew F. Pierce argued an appeal in the Ninth Circuit in Guenther v. Lockheed Martin. Watch the Argument
Andrew F. Pierce was quoted in The Wall Street Journal regarding Phills v. Stanford University. Read the Article
Andrew F. Pierce won a Court of Appeal 6th District case Granny Purps, Inc. v. County of Santa Cruz. Read the Article
Pierce & Shearer LLP Attorney Receives Super Lawyer Recognition
Pierce & Shearer LLP is pleased to announce that Andrew F. Pierce was honored in the 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers magazine. Super Lawyers recognized Andrew F. Pierce as a "Super Lawyer" in Northern California in employment and labor law, insurance coverage and business litigation. This honor is limited to the top 5% of lawyers practicing in the jurisdiction. Mr. Pierce has received this same recognition every year since 2008.