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Pierce is an attorney in the firm’s Louisville office with the Real Estate Practice Group. Pierce’s practice involves both transactional law and litigation, focusing on assisting clients in the siting and development of utility-scale solar projects across the Commonwealth of Kentucky. This work includes:

  • Real property issues including lease drafting, purchase and sale agreement drafting, easements, and title insurance.
  • Filing and processing local zoning applications including zoning map amendments, variances, conditional use permits, and development plan approvals.
  • Filing and processing applications for construction certificates from the Kentucky Electric Generation and Transmission Siting Board.

Pierce graduated magna cum laude from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 2021, where he simultaneously earned his Master of Urban Planning (MUP) degree. While in law school, he was associate editor of the Journal of Animal and Environmental Law, a pupil in the Brandeis Inn of Court, and twice published as a fellow with the Resilience Justice Project. In his master’s studies, he was named the MUP program’s “Student of the Year.”

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Legal Work Highlights

Pierce’s work involves both transactional law and litigation but consists primarily of:

Assisting with the Siting Board application process to site and develop utility-scale solar farms, including drafting motions and discovery documents, planning and zoning reviews, and administrative compliance.

Assisting with commercial real estate transactions, including diligence review of commercial leases and sale agreements, planning and zoning needs, title insurance review, and green energy loan compliance for multiple types of real property including utility-scale solar farms, commercial buildings, and multifamily housing units.


Law School

University of Louisville, Brandeis School of Law, J.D., 2021, magna cum laude

Graduate School

University of Louisville, M.U.P., Masters of Urban Planning, 2021

Undergraduate School

Middle Tennessee State University, B.S., Anthropology, 2013


Pierce served as a clerk for the court(s) and judge(s) below:

Jefferson County Circuit Court, Angela McCormick Bisig

Bar Memberships

Pierce is licensed to practice in the following state(s):

Kentucky, 2022

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

Kentucky Bar Association

Major Publications

Pierce is an author or contributor to the following publications:

“Justice, Resilience, and Disruptive Histories: A South Florida Case Study,” 34(2) Colorado Environmental Law Journal, December 2022

“Resilience Justice and Urban Water Planning,” Seton Hall Law Review: Vol. 52: Iss. 5, Article 4, June 2022

“Resilience Justice and Community-Based Blue and Green Infrastructure,” 45(3) William and Mary Environmental Law & Policy Review 665-737, June 2021

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