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Lowell D. Pearson Returns to Husch Blackwell Sanders

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Husch Blackwell Sanders is pleased to announce that Lowell D. Pearson has rejoined the firm’s Jefferson City, Mo., office as a Partner in the Litigation group. He will focus his practice on business litigation, tax litigation, and administrative law.

On January 2, 2009, Pearson was appointed to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law. This organization works to improve laws by drafting uniform state laws on issues where uniformity is possible.

Previously, Pearson worked at the Office of the Governor as General Counsel to Missouri Governor Matt Blunt from 2007 to 2008. He was responsible for advising the Governor on all legal issues, managing all litigation involving the Office of the Governor, and supervising the Departments of Corrections and Revenue. Prior to working at the Office of the Governor, Pearson served as the Missouri Department of Revenue’s Deputy Director from 2005 to 2007. While there, he managed a 1,600-person state agency with responsibilities for tax collection, motor vehicle transactions and drivers’ licenses; drafted and approved letter rulings, administrative rules, policy statements and legislation; and spoke to business groups on tax law and policy.

Pearson practiced at Pearson Law Office from 2003 to 2005, in Columbia, Missouri, representing small businesses and municipal governments. During this same time period, he also taught at the University of Missouri School of Law. He previously practiced law at Husch & Eppenberger from 1995 to 2003 in employment law, health law and general litigation.

Pearson earned his LL.M. (2006) from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He earned his J.D. (1984) from Stanford Law School, where he served as Associate Editor for the Stanford Law Review, and his B.S. (1981), magna cum laude, from the University of Utah.