California Environmental Law Attorneys

Adam Pearse

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Phone: (415) 399-1553

Adam Pearse practices environmental litigation and has experience across a variety of matters, defending industry clients and non-profits: CERCLA, RCRA, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, California Fish and Wildlife litigation, water and land use compliance in California, toxic tort litigation, Proposition 65, landlord-tenant disputes, California cannabis compliance, and more. In addition, Adam works alongside a variety of California state agencies to obtain positive outcomes for his clients: the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the California State Water Resources Control Board. Adam has litigated cases in a variety of California Superior Courts, including San Francisco, Alameda, and Sonoma.

Adam received his law degree, magna cum laude, from Tulane University Law School, where he received a certificate in environmental and energy law, and also served as a student attorney in the Environmental Law Clinic, as a managing editor of the Tulane Environmental Law Journal, and as a board member and coach of the Moot Court Board. Adam holds a bachelor's degree in public policy from Duke University and a master's degree in secondary mathematics education from CUNY - City College. Adam has practiced environmental law at non-profits in Washington, D.C., and at private firms in San Francisco, California.

Practice Areas

  • Environmental Litigation
  • Hazardous Waste Site Remediation
  • Natural Resource Damages
  • Environmental Insurance
  • Brownfields Redevelopment
  • Environmental Due Diligence
  • Land Use Assessment
  • Renewable Energy

Curriculum Vitae


  • Tulane University Law School, J.D.

magna cum laude

  • CUNY - City College, M.S.Ed. 
  • Duke University, B.A. 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • California


  • Co-Chair, Bar Association of San Francisco Barristers Cannabis, Alcohol, and Regulated Industries Section
  • Executive Committee, Bar Association of San Francisco Barristers Environmental, Land Use and Real Estate Section

Professional Activities and Honors

  • “Rising Star” – Super Lawyers, Northern California (2020-2021)