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Michael Pearson

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Clinical Assoc Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2880
Biography

Clinical Associate Professor, Aviation Programs, Fulton College    

Michael 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.

Pearson is also an AV rated founding and managing member of the trial law firm 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.

He 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. 

Mike 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.  

Pearson 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 , http://www.cpwaviation.com, http://www.faalawyers.com

Education:

JD, Arizona State University (Cum Laude)
MBA, Arizona State University
BBA, University of Houston 1987 (Summa Cum Laude)

Expertise:

Airplane and helicopter accidents, Aviation Law, Law, Air Traffic Control

Research Interests

Michael's research interests include: (1) Aviation legal issues including complex aviation tort litigation/liability issues such as government negligence and remedies; (2) Aviation law issues involving administrative law and the enforcement process; and (3) High-fidelity air traffic control training simulation

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AMT 442Aviation Law and Regulations
AMT 456Intro to Organized Labor
ATC 491ATC Capstone
AMT 526Aviation Labor Relations
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AMT 442Aviation Law and Regulations
AMT 456Intro to Organized Labor
ATC 491ATC Capstone
AMT 522Aviation Law
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AMT 442Aviation Law and Regulations
AMT 456Intro to Organized Labor
ATC 491ATC Capstone
AMT 526Aviation Labor Relations
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
AMT 442Aviation Law and Regulations
AMT 456Intro to Organized Labor
ATC 491ATC Capstone
AMT 522Aviation Law
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
AMT 442Aviation Law and Regulations
AMT 456Intro to Organized Labor
ATC 491ATC Capstone
AMT 526Aviation Labor Relations
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
AMT 442Aviation Law and Regulations
AMT 456Intro to Organized Labor
ATC 491ATC Capstone
AMT 522Aviation Law
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
AMT 442Aviation Law and Regulations
OMT 456Intro to Organized Labor
ATC 491ATC Capstone
AMT 526Aviation Labor Relations
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
AMT 442Aviation Law/Regulations
OMT 456Intro to Organized Labor
ATC 491ATC Capstone
AMT 522Aviation Law
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
AMT 201Air Traffic Control
AMT 442Aviation Law/Regulations
ATC 491ATC Capstone
AMT 526Aviation Labor Relations
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
AMT 201Air Traffic Control
AMT 442Aviation Law/Regulations
ATC 491ATC Capstone
AMT 522Aviation Law