Laura Pearce

Vice President & General Counsel

Laura is FAIA's onsite attorney and lobbyist representing FAIA before the legislative, executive and judicial branches of Florida government. She is responsible for implementing legislative and regulatory strategies established by the FAIA Board of Directors, and for providing legal advice to FAIA and its members.

A seasoned professional, she has experience as a lawyer and a lobbyist in both the private sector and state government. Laura holds degrees from Stetson University and the University of Florida College of Law. She is a member of the Florida Bar, the Georgia Bar, and the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and she is a registered lobbyist for the Florida legislative and executive branches.

Laura and her husband Robby reside in Tallahassee, where they have both lived most of their lives. Between them, they have three children: a son at home, and two grown daughters.

Recent Blogs

Laura’s Legal Brief of the Week: If Not Reversed on Appeal, Five Million Dollar Ant Bite Case Could Cost Floridians Billions in Increased Insurance Premiums

 February 28, 2018     Laura Pearce

You may recall reading my recent blog about Florida topping the 2017-2018 Judicial Hellhole List published by the American Tort Reform Foundation.  Now another case headed to Florida’s First District Court of Appeal next week...

American Tort Reform Foundation Names Florida’s Courts the Most Unfair in Handling Civil Litigation

 February 02, 2018     Laura Pearce

If you missed the American Tort Reform Foundation’s (ATRF) recent press release, keep reading, and you probably won’t be surprised! High Court’s Contempt for Lawmakers’ Authority, Lawsuit Rackets Place Florida atop...

Laura’s Legal Brief of the Week: Website Accessibility Lawsuits Are Becoming More Common; Could Your Agency Be Targeted?

 December 05, 2017     Laura Pearce

As you are probably aware, Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (the “ADA”) requires that businesses open to the public must ensure that their goods and services are accessible to disabled individuals. But did you know that...

Laura’s Legal Brief of the Week: Should My Client Hire a Public Adjuster?

 October 02, 2017     Laura Pearce

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, the widespread damage it caused in Florida, and insurance agents now assisting policyholders with claims, FAIA has been getting a lot of questions from agents regarding public adjusters. The questions typically...