Gene Pearce has almost 30 years combined experience as a law enforcement officer and as a prosecuting attorney. His current area of practice is representing law enforcement officers after critical incidents and through internal affairs complaints.
Gene’s duties during his law enforcement career included: patrol with an emphasis on DUI detection/apprehension, traffic collision reconstruction, gang enforcement, and detectives. He also served as treasurer of his police guild. Gene is an active member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Gene’s duties during his prosecution career included: District Court misdemeanors, Superior Court class A, B, and C felonies (to include the successful conviction of a defendant who murdered a law enforcement officer), and as the legal advisor to a County Sheriff where he was involved in labor contract negotiations and represented the Sheriff’s Office in unfair labor practice complaints through the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC).
Gene earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Minot State University (ND) and later, a law degree, with distinction, from the University of North Dakota.
Gene has been happily married for over 37 years, has two grown sons, and four precious grandchildren. He is active in his church and serves on the board of directors for a local homeless shelter.