Husch Blackwell Partner Lowell Pearson has been selected by Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to sit on a bi-partisan apportionment commission tasked with setting new boundaries for the 34 Missouri Senate districts. State Republican and Democratic committees each submitted 10 names to Gov. Nixon for consideration, and the Governor selected five members from each party. The commission will have its first meeting on Feb. 18, 2012.
Pearson practices Business Litigation and Governmental Affairs law in the firm’s Jefferson City, Mo., office. He has more than 20 years of experience representing companies and individuals in Jefferson City, Mo., and Washington, D.C. Pearson has made multiple appearances before the Missouri Supreme Court in employment and constitutional cases, and has worked on numerous cases in the federal and state courts challenging over-reaching government action. He has also represented many of the state’s largest healthcare providers.
Prior to joining Husch Blackwell in 2009, Pearson served four years as the Deputy Director of Revenue in the administration of Missouri Governor Matt Blunt. During that time, he frequently testified on behalf of the department before legislative committees, and led the department’s effort to resolve a $450 million, 170-party sales and tax dispute.