Tara Pearson, a practicing attorney and longtime Livingston County resident, entered the field of candidates seeking the newly created judicial seat on the county’s 44th Circuit Court bench.
This particular seat, currently in the 53rd District Court. is held by Judge Carol Sue Reader, who is prohibited from running again because of age. After the 2018 election, the seat moves to the 44th District Court.
Pearson and her husband are Livingston County natives, and both of their families have resided in Livingston County for over 70 years. The families are both small business owners and have numerous veterans within their ranks.
After graduating from Howell High School, Pearson attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She finished her corporate accounting degree summa cum laude from Cleary University, and later attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing.
Pearson has been employed within the legal field at the offices of various local attorneys since 1989 and, as a licensed attorney at the Law Offices of Parker and Parker for the past 12 years, she has handled many civil, business, real estate, probate, will, trust, contract and family law cases in trial courts and the Court of Appeals.
“I love this community. This is where I will always want to be and these are the people I want to help and serve,” Pearson said in a release. “I intend to restore faith in our system. I intend to apply the law equally, to be efficient in case management, and to maintain honesty, respect and dignity in the judicial process. This is what the Community deserves of its elected officials.”