Mary Olive Pierson to receive 2013 Curtis Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award
Mary Olive “Ollie” Pierson has been selected to receive the 2013 Curtis R. Boisfontaine Trial Advocacy Award. A consummate litigator, Pierson has pursued justice for her clients, rich or poor, through effective and ethical trial advocacy for more than 40 years. During her practice, she has been a fierce trial advocacy lawyer in many high-profile cases and has been a strong community leader. She received her law degree from LSU Law School in 1970, and began her law career as a law clerk for the Hon. Pike Hall of the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal. Pierson practiced with the Law Office of Brown, McKernan, Monsour & Screen after returning to Baton Rouge and continued to practice with its successor firms until 2004, when she opened her own law practice.
Pierson, a long-time Baton Rouge Bar Association member, will be presented the award at the Louisiana State Bar Association General Assembly, in conjunction with the LSBA Annual Meeting Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Destin, Fla.