Arthur Pearson

580 California Street
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 415.788.1900
Fax: 415.393.8087

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  • All Courts of the State of California
  • All Courts of the State of Minnesota
  • Federal District Court for the State of California, Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal
  • United States Tax Court
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States Supreme Court

Pro Hac Vice

  • State of Washington
  • State of Oregon
  • State of Nevada


  • B.S., California State University, Los Angeles
  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • L.L.M., New York University, Taxation

Arthur V. Pearson

Founding Shareholder

Arthur V. Pearson practices accounting and tax malpractice defense, as well as tax and business transactions. His broad of experience in taxation issues, combined with years of successfully representing clients in jury trials, instills confidence and trust in his ability to successfully resolve complex tax issues. Mr. Pearson is not afraid to advocate aggressive handling of underlying tax issues in order to facilitate claim resolution prior to extensive discovery or trial.


  • Mr. Pearson has been selected as a Northern California Super Lawyer every year from 2004-2021.
  • Forged a proven methodology of dealing directly with the tax authorities to correct late elections, reduce or eliminate penalties, or otherwise mitigate tax situations that has yielded positive results time and again.
  • Handled thousands of malpractice cases, trying more than 50 cases to verdict over the course of his career.
  • AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating.

Selected Publications

Professional Contributions

Mr. Pearson has authored or contributed to many articles and educational materials on taxation issues and accounting malpractice risk management for the AICPA, the California Society of CPAs, and various professional liability carriers. A highly requested lecturer on the subject of tax and accounting malpractice risk management, he has addressed AICPA-sponsored events, individual accounting firms, accountants and attorneys for malpractice insurance carriers and accountants' state and business organizations and governing bodies.

Professional Associations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Association of Defense Counsel
  • Tax Section, State Bar of California
Arthur V. Pearson
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