John Pearce was raised in Maringouin, LA. He went on to attend Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA, where he served as Student Body President, Freshman Orientation Leader, and his fraternity’s president. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication, John moved to Baton Rouge to attend Louisiana State University’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center with the John P. Laborde Scholarship.
While in law school, John was selected to LSU’s Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court where he competed in New Orleans and New York. In the New York competition, John placed in the top 15 of the oral argument competition, which comprised 90 competitors from Ivy League and other top law schools across the country. John gained early courtroom experience as a student attorney for LSU Law’s Immigration clinic, where he represented his clients before administrative and federal courts. Upon graduating from law school, and before joining TWPD, John clerked for District Court Judge Tim Kelley at the 19th Judicial District Court, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA.
Northwestern State University
Paul M. Hebert Law Center