Ricky Pearce’s practice is comprised of environmental, energy and other civil litigation, concentrating primarily on briefing, electronic discovery, and pre-trial practice, including: private environmental tort, nuisance, and trespass claims; Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and RCRA citizen suits; underground natural gas storage disputes; franchisor-franchisee disputes; and CERCLA cost recovery and contribution litigation. He has provided regulatory guidance to clients in matters involving all of the major environmental statues as well as the regulations of virtually every state, including all aspects of the Clean Air Act, Brownfields matters, and water quality issues, including NPDES permitting and TMDLs, and OSHA.
Ricky received his juris doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law, with highest honors, and also earned a certificate in Resource, Energy, and Environmental Law. He was also named the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Outstanding Senior Law Student.
Ricky received his master of laws degree (LL.M.) in Environmental Law from the Vermont Law School.
Ricky has co-authored journal articles and presented topics at seminars on air quality and Brownfields issues. He has been recognized as a Rising Star and an Oklahoma Super Lawyer in Environmental Litigation multiple times between 2009 and 2018.
B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science with an Environmental Science minor, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
J.D., with highest honors, University of Tulsa College of Law, with the Resource, Energy and Environmental Law (REEL) Certificate
Master of Laws Degree (LL.M), Environmental Law, Vermont Law School
American Bar Association (Environmental & Administrative Law Sections), Member
Oklahoma Bar Association (Environmental Law Section), Member
Oklahoma County Bar Association, Member
Admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for Western, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Oklahoma
Admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Oklahoma Bar Association’s Outstanding Senior Law Student, University of Tulsa College of Law
Energy Law Journal, University of Tulsa College of Law, Executive Editor
ABA Secton of Environment, Energy, and Resources Law, Year in Review, Student Executive Editor
Anadarko Frederick Compressor Station: Source Determinations for the Oil and Natural Gas Industry, 49 Rocky Mtn. L. Found.J. 39 (2012)
The Endangered Specied Act: A Primer, 83 Okla. Bar J. 341 (2012) (co-authored)
A Call for a New Policy Toward CERCLA Cleanup Costs in the Eighth Circuit: Is it Fair to Punish the PRP Who Initiates the Cleanup at a Superfund Site
7 Mo. Envtl. L. & Pol’y Rev. 126 (2000) (winner of a national writing competition)
The Right of an Indirect Customer to Contest FERC-Approved Rate Settlements
20 Energy L.J. 99 (1999)