Ms. Pierce is an “AV rated” trial attorney. The emphasis of her practice is complex catastrophic property and casualty cases. She has successfully represented individuals, businesses, property owners, public entities and commercial insurance carriers for over 30 years, and regularly advises businesses and insurance carriers on risk assessment, case evaluation, and fair claims practices.
Her areas of practice have included product liability, professional and medical negligence, trade libel, habitability, fire loss, insurance bad faith, and motor vehicle liability. She is listed in A.M. Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys.
Ms. Pierce has completed extensive mediation certification at both Pepperdine University’s Straus Institute and at the Mandell-Gisnet Center for Conflict Management at Monterey College of Law, where she has also taught trial advocacy. She has mediated and arbitrated in excess of 200 cases, and conducts pro bono fee arbitrations for the Monterey County Bar Association. She has served on the Monterey Superior Court Task Force for Alternate Dispute Resolution since 2008, and has served as a judge pro tem for settlement conferences at Monterey County Superior Court.
Ms. Pierce has been associated with Compassionate Care Alliance (founding member and legal counsel); the Breast Care Center of Community Hospital (Advisory Board); St. Mary’s By-The-Sea, Pacific Grove; “The Celtoid Kids” Celtic Music program; The Diocese of El Camino Real; and the Executive Committee of the Monterey County Bar Association. She is a musician and promotes community engagement through music in various capacities, including serving on the board of Orchestra In The Schools, Inc.
26385 Carmel Rancho Boulevard
Carmel, CA 93923
State of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
B.A., Smith College, 1979
J.D., University of North Dakota, 1983
26385 Carmel Rancho Boulevard, Suite 200 Carmel CA 93923