Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Named Fish & Richardson Principal Andrew Pearson an "Up & Coming Lawyer"

Fish principal Andrew Pearson was recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly in its 2021 Excellence in Law section as an "Up & Coming Lawyer." Honorees of this award are rising stars in their local legal communities and have been members of the bar for 10 years or less, but who have already distinguished themselves.

Pearson is a principal in Fish's Boston office and specializes in patent, trade secret, and copyright litigation matters in both U.S. district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission. With an engineering background, he brings technical know-how to complicated legal scenarios, including those related to technologies such as robotics, software, semiconductors, and circuitry.

When asked what the best piece of professional advice he has ever received, Pearson said, "Never compromise your credibility. It's advice that I follow both personally and professionally." In response to what makes someone a good lawyer, Pearson believes "the metric for a 'really good lawyer' is client satisfaction. All lawyers need to be able to handle legal issues, but it's also critical to understand how a legal issue fits into a client's business objectives and how your skills as a lawyer can be used to achieve those objectives. The best lawyers are those who don't lose sight of this bigger picture, especially during the heat of litigation. I work on becoming a better lawyer every day, and a large part of this work is making sure that I'm always advancing toward my clients' ultimate goals." Read Pearson's "Up & Coming Attorney" profile here.

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly celebrated the honorees at a virtual Excellence in the Law event on May 13, 2021.