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   Dr. Pearson is a media personality, journalist, producer, and writer. She is also a researcher and a consultant.

  Dr. Pearson appears on Law and Crime Network as a Legal Analyst, each week on Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 12 pm ET / 6 am to 9 am PT.  She also is a regular Legal Analyst for WRHU 88.7 FM in New York. She has appeared on Court TV, local stations in New York City. The Boston Congress of Public Health (formerly the Harvard Journal of Public Health) invited Dr. Pearson to take part in their prestigious Debate Series for 2021-2022.

 

  Dr. Pearson also appears on podcasts, radio, and is consulted on background and quoted by print journalists. A portfolio of her work is available to review on the Media/Appearances page. 

Legal Expertise:

  Dr. Pearson earned her law degree from Syracuse University College of Law and has worked in a variety of capacities for the government and private individuals and businesses. 

  Because an understanding of expertise and the quality of expertise is informed by jurisdiction, it is important to understand geography. Dr. Pearson practiced in New England in a small state where the population of lawyers numbered around 5000. For comparison, California's active status lawyer population in 2022 is around 190,000. As a result, Dr. Pearson has practiced in many areas of law and she has a deep command of many areas of law because of client needs. 

Research/Consultation Expertise:

  Dr. Pearson is a mixed methods researcher, earning her doctorate in Education, with a specialization in organizational change and leadership from the University of Southern California. She conducted the first study on implicit bias and workplace investigations. As a former litigator and appellate attorney, as well as an experienced investigator.  She is available to consult on litigation matters and to provide training on on implicit bias and investigations.