Two Attorneys Join Rusing Lopez & Lizardi

Rusing Lopez & Lizardi has added two associates to its firm bringing in expertise in civil and commercial litigation.

Robert S. Pearson is a civil/commercial litigator and Tucson native. He’s a graduate of Salpointe Catholic High School, the University of Arizona, and the UA College of Law. Before law school, Pearson reviewed mergers and acquisitions as an honors paralegal with the DOJ Antitrust Division. While in law school, Pearson served as a judicial extern for U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles R. Pyle. He also clerked in an appellate unit of the U.S. Public Defender’s Office for the District of Arizona, and was summer associate at a large private firm. He currently serves on the boards of directors for the Pima County Bar Association and Aviva Children’s Services, as well as on the editorial board of the PCBA’s The Writ.

Ricardo Robinson Bours worked as a law clerk for two years at Rusing Lopez & Lizardi before earning his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Arizona College of Law in 2017. Bours mainly assists clients in general business litigation matters, appellate representation, negligence and tort actions, and patent law, trademark and copyright issues.

Bours holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics, cum laude, from the University of Colorado. During his time in law school, Bours served as the managing editor of the Arizona Law Review, was a member of the Transaction Law Meet Team, and earned CALI Awards in Legal Research and Transaction Law Meet Skills, as well as a Certificate in Business Litigation.

“We are so pleased to have these two young, bright attorneys join our staff,” said firm co-founder Pat Lopez. “Their energy and expertise will serve our clients well. We know they are great additions to our firm.”