Maureen G. Pearcy is an appellate practitioner who represents clients in a wide variety of civil matters in state and federal courts. Ms. Pearcy focuses her practice primarily in insurance coverage disputes, including professional liability and first-party claims.
In addition to insurance coverage, she has appellate experience in the areas of consumer class actions, products liability, catastrophic injuries and torts. Ms. Pearcy also provides appellate assistance and advice to trial attorneys during litigation.
Ms. Pearcy has handled appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, all Florida District Courts of Appeal and the Florida Supreme Court. She has also assisted in drafting amicus briefs involving issues affecting the insurance and maritime industries.
Prior to joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in December 1999, Ms. Pearcy worked for three years with a five-attorney law firm representing plaintiffs in class action lawsuits against the tobacco industry. Ms. Pearcy also held a judicial clerkship at Florida’s Eleventh Judicial Circuit, where she gained experience in civil, probate, and family litigation, as well as appeals.
While in law school, Ms. Pearcy interned at the United States Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division. She also clerked for several years with a trade association for the petroleum industry.
J.D., cum laude, American University Washington College of Law, 1995
B.A., with honors, University of Pennsylvania, 1988
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida