It is with profound sadness that the law firm of Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C., announces its former president, David R. Pierce, passed away on February 3, 2022. Mr. Pierce served as Lindabury’s president from 2017-2021.
Mr. Pierce concentrated his practice on environmental and land use issues and also had notable experience successfully representing clients in shareholder disputes. In addition, he represented clients in general business activities, serving essentially as general counsel for several manufacturing businesses.
“David Pierce truly was an exceptional attorney and visionary leader for our firm,” said Eric B. Levine, president, Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper. “He was a devoted husband and father, an outstanding attorney and an all-around good person. His leadership of Lindabury throughout the COVID-19 pandemic was masterful as he was a constant source of compassion, support and guidance to our attorneys and staff while at the same time, he was able to deftly ensure the financial stability of Lindabury. He will be missed by us all.”
After joining Lindabury in 1986, Mr. Pierce became a shareholder of the firm in 1993. He had been involved in various levels of management since 1998.
He also drew on his environmental and business acumen to serve as a former chairman of the Joint Environmental Committee of the Union County Alliance, Linden Industrial Association, and Union County Chamber of Commerce as well as president of the Board of Trustees of the River Valley Waldorf School.
Born in 1957, David Pierce worked as an environmental engineer before becoming an attorney. He held a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Syracuse University and a J.D. from Syracuse University College of Law. Mr. Pierce lived on a working farm in Hunterdon County, NJ, where he enjoyed metalworking, gardening, making maple syrup, and spending time with his family. He leaves behind his beloved wife and daughter.