John M. Pearce

John practices environmental and real estate law, with a focus on the oil industry and retail leasing, purchases and divestments. He has substantial experience in matters relating to the convenience store/motor fuel industry, gasoline and other products pipelines, and under-ground storage tanks.

John is very experienced in CERCLA, RCRA and other State and Federal enforcement litigation matters and represents clients in both Arizona and Nevada. In addition to handling transactions and disputes between private parties, John interfaces often in both states with regulators and governmental attorneys on regulatory investigations, compliance matters, and prosecutions.


  • J.D., University of Oregon School of Law
  • B.A., cum laude, Washington State University
  • Order of the Coif
  • Editor, Oregon Law Review, 1988

Areas of Practice

Experienced, forward-thinking advocates who go beyond the expected for clients in dispute prevention and resolution.

Our regulatory attorneys have helped develop and define laws shaping our region for more than a century.

We are the forward-thinking natural resources, energy and environmental law team.

Our real estate law practice is one of the largest in the Mountain West and Central California.


  • Administrative Law
  • Litigation

Awards and Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America®, Environmental Law, Litigation - Environmental, 2010-2021
  • Chambers USA, Leading Lawyers for Business
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated (the highest rating available), by Martindale-Hubbell


  • Chair, Underground Storage Tanks Subcommittee, Arizona Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, State Bar of Arizona
  • Member, State Bar of Washington
  • Member, State Bar of Nevada
  • Past Chairman, Environmental and Natural Resources Law Section, State Bar of Arizona


  • Arizona
  • Nevada
  • Washington