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(315) 565–4546

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Hancock Estabrook LLP
1500 AXA Tower , 100 Madison St.
Syracuse , NY 13202

Alan J. Pierce


Mr. Pierce served on the CGL Reporter Editorial Board 2011–2012, where he summarized bad faith and errors and omissions cases.

Mr. Pierce has more than 25 years of litigation experience, concentrating on appellate practice, insurance coverage, defamation, and civil and commercial litigation. He has handled numerous appeals in his career, appearing before the New York State Court of Appeals, all four departments of the state's appellate division, and in the First, Second, Fourth, and Eleventh US Circuit Courts of Appeals. Mr. Pierce has served as trial and appellate counsel in successful actions for defamation and insurance bad faith. He has authored several publications on appellate practice and insurance coverage and lectures on behalf of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, and the New York State Office of Court Administration on appellate advocacy and insurance coverage litigation. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a confidential law clerk to the Honorable Richard D. Simons, New York State Court of Appeals.

Mr. Pierce received has a bachelor of arts, summa cum laude, from St. Lawrence University and his juris doctor degree, summa cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law, where he has served as editor in chief of the Syracuse Law Review.