David, in an appeal from a first degree felony, won a reversal that reduced the charge to a lower level and remanded the case for new sentencing trial. (2018)
At trial for a felony drug possession, David achieved a hung jury, and his client walked away with 10 days time-served credit on a misdemeanor. (2018)
In 2018, at trial for a client charged with being a habitual felon, and therefore facing 25 years minimum, David won a verdict for a simple misdemeanor and his client was released from custody in less than 30 days.
In 2016-2017, following his client’s indictment for a Tarrant County capital murder, David and his team achieved a full dismissal of the capital murder charge after convincing the prosecutor of his client’s mistaken identity and innocence.
Jacob Ryan Damm v. State of Texas
David’s recent appearance at Oral Argument in the Second Court of Appeals, March 6, 2018, presenting a point of error in a Murder case.
This is an oral argument David presented in the highest criminal appellate court in Texas. David presented this oral argument in 2016 on behalf of his client who was appealing her criminal conviction. David has presented dozens of oral arguments in criminal appeals, with several of those oral arguments in the Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin, including argument in appeals from death penalty verdicts.
“Won an appeal, reversed and acquittal ordered, for a 99 year sentence stemming from a conviction for human trafficking child under 18/prostitution.” Ricky D. Davis v. State, 02-13-00468-CR, Fort Worth Court of Appeals, 4/28/2016.
Mr. Pearson has extensive experience in capital murder and murder cases. The Courts, in this region of Texas, often appoint him to handle very complex trials and appeals, which follow if there is a conviction. The audio link below is to David’s March 8, 2016, Oral Argument in the Fort Worth Court of Appeals on one of these difficult appellate cases, Rodney Chase Pettigrew v. The State of Texas. (Rodney Pettigrew gave permission to post this link online.)
David Pearson was the recipient of the 2011 Charlie Butts Pro Bono Award, presented by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, a recognition by his peers for his efforts in a particularly difficult court-appointed case.