Clinical Associate Professor, Aviation Programs, Fulton College
Pearson is currently an Associate Professor at Arizona State
University (ASU). He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in
aviation law and aviation regulations. He has taught full-time at
ASU since 1993.
is also an AV rated founding and managing member of the trial law
Curry, Pearson & Wooten,
PLC, located in Phoenix, Arizona. As a trial lawyer he
is listed as one of Arizona's Finest Lawyers and a Multi-million
Dollar Advocate. His practice includes high-damage airplane and
helicopter accidents, wrongful death cases, and complex civil
litigation. Mike is licensed to practice law in several state
and federal jurisdictions. In addition, he provides consulting
services to clients regarding compliance with the Federal Aviation Regulations.
has broad-based professional experience including employment with
the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the Tower and TRACON
environments as an air traffic controller since 1984. He also worked
for the FAA as a Quality Assurance Specialist and is a graduate of
the Department of Transportation's Aircraft Accident Investigation
program. As Quality Assurance Specialist he investigated accidents
and incidents from a human factor standpoint.
also held an appointment at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
from 1994 through 1998. He is the author of "Foundations of Aviation
Law", a textbook published by a major academic
publisher, used in graduate and undergraduate courses. Michael holds
MBA and Juris Doctorate degrees from Arizona State University. He
graduated with honors near the top of his class, achieved honors in
legal writing and research, and was conferred status as a Pedrick
Scholar due to academic excellence. He completed his undergraduate
work at the University of Houston.
is a founding member of the Association of Collegiate Training
Institutions (ACTI) and is a member of the American Association For
Justice (AAJ), Arizona Trial Lawyers Association (AzTLA), National
Transportation Safety Board Bar Association, University Aviation
Association (UAA), and the American Association of Airport
Executives (AAAE). He serves on the AAAE Contract Air Traffic Tower Board.
For further information see: http://www.airaccidentlaw.com, http://www.azlaw.com/bio/michael-pearson.cfm ,
JD, Arizona State University (Cum Laude)
MBA, Arizona State University
BBA, University of Houston 1987 (Summa Cum Laude)
Airplane and helicopter accidents, Aviation Law, Law, Air Traffic Control