"Mr. Pearson went to work for us and was able to work the matter out without going to court, saving us thousands of dollars. I can't say enough good things about this man. He was honest with all parties and gave us wise counsel. I would not hesitate to contact him again if we ever need legal counsel again and would recommend him to anyone." 

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​"I received a speeding ticket in Polk county and was required to appear in court. Due to the speed there was a risk I would have my licensed revoked. I lived 2 hours away and was unable to attend. I was referred to Mr. Pearson and he was EXCELLENT. He was readily available, efficient, thorough, responsive and reasonably priced. He appeared on my behalf and kept me updated immediately. He was able to get the ticket significantly reduced. He took care of everything. I highly recommend Mr. Pearson. He is very trustworthy."

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Sarah Alholm Pearson keeps the office operations running smoothly at The Pearson Law Firm.  It is her goal for you to have excellent customer service. Before working as a team with Attorney Doug Pearson, Sarah worked in Healthcare Safety Consulting, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Quality Control, and Aerospace Physiology. She graduated with a Bachelor's in Biology from the United States Air Force Academy and holds a Master's in Human Factors from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  

​Douglas Herron Pearson has established The Pearson Law Firm in Hendersonville after more than 15 years of experience as a trial attorney. Mr. Pearson has extensive experience in criminal law, prosecuting at all levels from misdemeanors to murder. His hundreds of jury trials include DWI, DUI, drug trafficking, white-collar crimes, insurance fraud, arson, and murder. Mr. Pearson has also spent several years developing expertise in preparing wills, trusts, healthcare powers of attorney, business succession plans, asset protection, and related estate planning areas.

Mr. Pearson grew up in Morganton, North Carolina before attending the McCallie School in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He majored in English at Appalachian State University and went on to earn his law degree at the Oklahoma City University School of Law.

His law practice began in Eastern North Carolina. He was an Assistant District Attorney in the 4th Prosecutorial District from 1999 until 2004 at which time he transferred to the 29th Prosecutorial District, continuing as an Assistant District Attorney until 2005. Mr. Pearson then entered private practice with an estate planning firm in Asheville. In 2007, the elected District Attorney asked him to return to the D.A.’s office and focus on superior court jury trials in Transylvania, Henderson, and Polk Counties. He was appointed by Governor Pat McCrory as Acting District Attorney on May 15, 2013. He has also had the honor of being appointed as a special prosecutor in counties outside his home district.

Mr. Pearson has attended, and later assisted in the curriculum development for, the Arson Training for Prosecutors course presented by The Bureau for Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). Mr. Pearson has been an expert speaker at the North Carolina Insurance Crime Information Exchange Conference. He has served as a member of the Arson Task Force in both the 4th and 29th districts, on the Henderson County Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, and Child Fatality Prevention Task Force.