Andrew Pearce Honored With Houston Bar Association President’s Award At Annual Dinner

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HOUSTON, Texas (May 24, 2012) — Andrew Pearce, was recognized at the 2012 Houston Bar Association’s Annual Dinner by HBA President Denise Scofield with a President’s Award for his outstanding contributions as co-chair of the Eikenburg Law Week Fun Run Committee.

The Houston Bar Association’s 27th Annual John J. Eikenburg Law Week Fun Run was held on March 24, 2012. This year, the committee successfully met its goal of surpassing the $1 million mark in total contributions to THE CENTER since the run’s inception in 1986 and the run set a single year record for the total amount contributed to THE CENTER.  The event featured an 8K run, a one-mile non-competitive children’s run, and a non-competitive one-mile family walk.

“I was given the opportunity to work with a group of outstanding people for a very worthwhile cause,” Pearce said. “I am honored to receive the President’s Award and I look forward to remaining an active member of the John J. Eikenburg Law Week Fun Run Committee.”

Pearce joined BoyarMiller’s Litigation Group in September of 2007. His practice focuses on partnership disputes and employer/employee issues, such as the enforceability of non-competition agreements and allegations of misappropriation of confidential materials. In addition, Pearce handles a wide range of general business litigation, such as breach of contract claims, as well as commercial landlord/tenant disputes and general real property matters.

Pearce is actively involved with South Texas College of Law, where he serves as an advocacy adjunct for the Varsity Moot Court Program. He is a member of the Houston Bar Association, where he served as the 2012 Fun Run Co-Chair. Pearce also is a member of the Texas Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Pearce received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and a law degree from South Texas College of Law. While at South Texas, he received the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Student Advocate, the Student Bar Association’s Award for Outstanding Male Graduate, and election into the National Order of Barristers. Pearce was also Chairman of the Board of Advocates, a member of Law Review and he represented South Texas College of Law’s nationally-recognized advocacy program at six varsity competitions.

THE CENTER is a nonprofit organization dedicated to offering people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to reach their full potential and to contribute to their community through education, job training, socialization, community living, and health care.