Principals of the Firm


Lee Roy Pierce, Jr.

LEE ROY PIERCE, JR. is knowledgeable about a broad spectrum of legal issues. He is especially well-versed in civil litigation involving insurance and bad faith matters; bank loan/guaranty disputes; construction defect cases; business disputes; personal injury and medical malpractice; and agribusiness and farming matters.  Additionally, Mr. Pierce is a masterful appellate advocate.

Mr. Pierce joined the FREEMAN FIRM in 1992, later becoming a principal of the firm. His wealth of knowledge and years of experience have earned him a reputation as a tenacious, resourceful litigator.

Mr. Pierce attended the University of California, Davis, and in 1975 he received his bachelor's degree.  Continuing his education at Davis, he earned a Secondary Teaching Credential. After teaching for several years, Mr. Pierce entered the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and received his juris doctorate in 1985.  Two years later, Mr. Pierce earned a master of business administration degree from California State University, Sacramento.

Mr. Pierce is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court; the United States District Court for both the Eastern and Northern Districts of California; and the United States Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit.  He is a member of the State Bar of California and the San Joaquin County Bar Association.

Mr. Pierce's Reported Cases Include:
  • Garcia v. Brockway
    (9th Cir. 2008) 526 F.3d 456
  • National Fair Housing Alliance v. A.G. Spanos Construction, Inc.
    (N.D. Cal. 2008) 542 F.Supp.2d 1054
Mr. Pierce's Publications Include:
  • Constructive Fraud: The Forgotten Insurance Bad Faith Claim
    (1993) 27 Beverly Hills Bar Assn. Journal No. 3
  • Horace Mann v. Barbara B.: The Supreme Court Reaffirms the Insurer's Duty to Defend Groundless, False or Fraudulent Suits
    (June 1993) CTLA Forum
  • Investigation and Full Disclosure: Complementary Duties Placed Upon Insurance Companies Under California Law
    (1993) 21 Lincoln (San Jose) L.Rev. 83
  • When Does a Subordination Pact Become Unenforceable?
    L.A. Daily J. and S.F. Daily J. (June 17, 1993)
  • Condominium Lawsuits Can Involve High Stakes
    (1992) National L.J. No. 34
  • Lawsuits for Sexual Harassment: Are They Protected by the "Personal Injury" Coverage of a Business's Comprehensive General Liability Policy?
    (December 1992) CTLA Forum
  • The Ethical Dilemma That Insurance Agents Face Which May Tempt Some To Mislead Their Clients Regarding Coverage, and What To Do To Protect Your Business from the Consequences of Such Conduct
    (1992) 19 Western St. U.L.Rev. 1201
  • Professional Liability Insurance: The Claims Made and Reported Trap
    (1991) 19 Western St. U.L.Rev. 165

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Freeman, D'Aiuto, Pierce, Gurev, Keeling & Wolf 


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