Cristina M. Pierson

Cristina M. Pierson


“During my legal career, I have diligently represented the best interests of my clients with unwavering dedication and perseverance. As a zealous advocate, it is my goal to exceed client expectations each and every day.”

  • Nova University Center for the Study of Law, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, J.D. magna cum laude - 1993 
    • Moot Court Society
    • Nova Law Review, Member, 1991 - 1993
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, B.A. Criminal Justice - 1987
  • AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® - the highest rank awarded by the national rating agency
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Florida Bar

Cristina M. Pierson is an experienced trial attorney with a diverse track record of successfully representing both individuals and companies with her legal knowledge, litigation skills, and courtroom effectiveness. Her practice is dedicated to complex civil cases including class action, qui tam, and commercial litigation. Ms. Pierson has served as lead and co-lead counsel in national and state class action cases, with an emphasis on consumer protection.


Ms. Pierson completed her undergraduate work in criminal justice at the University of Florida in 1987. After spending time working in the insurance industry, she went on to law school and received her law degree from Nova Southeastern University in 1993. Ms. Pierson graduated magna cum laude and received honors for her work on law review and moot court.

Ms. Pierson is Board Certified as a Business Litigation Specialist by the Florida Bar, a designation reserved for just 1% of Florida’s 90,000 lawyers. She is also AV® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® - the highest rank awarded by the national rating agency. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth and Eleventh Circuits.


Cristina is a Cuban-American native of South Florida and is fluent in Spanish.  She lives in Coral Springs with her husband, Glen.  She enjoys tennis, movies, and traveling.

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Kelley | Uustal’s Cristina Pierson Breaks Down Trial Over Drilling Accident That Left 9K+ Businesses w/o Water 

Last month’s verdict finding a Florida company responsible for the drilling accident that left a large swath of Fort Lauderdale without water was keyed by testimony that the company failed to properly…

Major Victory in Water-Main Litigation, Featured in the DBR 

A Broward Circuit Court jury returned a verdict against a Wellington-based construction company, finding it nearly completely liable for the damages 9,200 businesses suffered over two days due to a water main break about two…

Featured in the DBR: Multimillion-Dollar Settlement Reached in Broward Water Main Break 

Attorneys have reached a class action settlement between most of the companies behind a water main break in Fort Lauderdale and thousands of businesses who suffered damages over two days. “We are pleased…

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