Gerald J. Pierson

Gerald J. Pierson

Lexington, Kentucky

Jerry Pierson is from Peoria, Illinois, where he graduated from Bradley University in 1987. He received a master's degree from the University of Toledo in 1990. Before law school, he taught college history, edited scholarly manuscripts, and worked in social service administration.

At the University of Kentucky College of Law, was a writer for the Kentucky Law Journal, then held the post of managing editor while redesigning the journals' typography and workflow. He earned his J.D. in 2006 and was that year's winner of the Oexmann Writing Award.

Before coming to Gary C. Johnson, PSC in 2011, Jerry engaged in insurance defense and medical malpractice work. The Kentucky Court of Appeals has used his arguments or language in half a dozen recent decisions.

Jerry lives in Lexington, Kentucky. He is raising three delightful children who have displaced his hobbies of autocross, amateur astronomy, and epistemology. He still reads a fair amount, mostly nonfiction.

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky, 2006
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Kentucky
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Kentucky
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit


  • University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
    • J.D. - 2006
  • University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio
    • M.A. - 1990
    • Major: American History
  • Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Major: History and Philosophy