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Our Approach

Our Law Firm has been assisting accident victims, injured workers and their families for over 40 years.  We feel that this type of experience and familiarity with not only the law, but also the people, families and business community of the South Bay Area and the longshore industry greatly benefits our clients.  We always strive to provide the most professional high quality services for our clients and we pride ourselves in maintaining a friendly and familiar relationship between clients and our staff. 



We Are Here To Fight For You

Our Firm specializes in personal injury cases and maritime personal injury cases including work injuries to longshore workers, seamen, shipyard workers, truckers, railroad workers and others employed in the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor.  We also specialize in hearing loss resulting from working in the Harbor area.  We will be in your corner and fight for you every step of the way.


Legacy of Success

Our law firm has been representing the injured and their families for over 40 years.  Thomas Pierry Sr. began representing injured workers and their families in Wilmington, California in 1968.  In 1971 he became a partner in the law firm of Magana, Cathcart, McCarthy and Pierry, out of which Pierry & McAdams, LLP evolved.  James McAdams (1946-2020) joined Thomas Pierry Sr. in Wilmington in 1976 and during his career handled more claims under the Longshore Act, State of California Labor Codes and Civil Courts than virtually any other lawyer in California.  


Thomas Pierry III was admitted to the California Bar in 1987 and has specialized in personal injury litigation and workers compensation claims throughout his career.  In 2006 he and James McAdams moved the firm to San Pedro where he continues to represent injured workers and their families.


Our firm has a proven track record of success.  We use that experience to assist our clients to obtain the best results possible.  We encourage you to read further about our firm and schedule your free consultation today.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury

  • Wrongful Death

  • Workers Compensation 

  • Longshore injuries

  • Hearing Loss Claims

  • Jones Act

  • Defense Base Act

Personal Injury. Wrongful Death




Hearing Loss Claims


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Law You Can Understand

We know that legal action can sometimes be overwhelming. We are dedicated to providing you help in language that you can understand. If you don't feel like you understand your options, just ask, and we will work to find an explanation that works for you.


A Focus on Results

The first step is for us to work with you and come up with a plan to get the results you need. Through our understanding of the law and your understanding of the circumstances, we will craft a path to success.

Get Started Today

Don't wait! CONTACT US FOR A FREE  CONSULTATION! Let us help you figure out your best next steps are. The sooner you have a plan of action, the better your chances of taking the correct steps to get the results you want.



Thomas J. Pierry III,

Attorney at Law

Mr. Pierry graduated Cum Laude from University of Washington with a B.A. in History, and attended USC law school.  He was admitted to the California Bar in 1987.  He has specialized in personal injury litigation and workers compensation cases throughout his career.  In 1995 he successfully argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the case of a longshore woman, resulting in new, favorable law for injured longshore workers. He appeared before the United States Supreme Court in both 1995 and 1997 in the Rambo Case.  In 1997 he presented the oral argument before the Justices which resulted in a new favorable law for longshore workers.  


He and his father, Thomas J. Pierry Sr., tried a case in Federal Court involving an injured worker who became a paraplegic which resulted in a $10,000,000.00 verdict.  He has obtained dozens of settlements and/or verdicts over a million dollars and continues to specialize in personal injury cases including automobile accident cases, longshore injuries involving serious personal injury, hearing loss and wrongful death. 



Shawn P.,


Shawn is our paralegal and office manager. She has worked at the Firm for 25+ years.  She graduated from USC and attended Southwestern Law School. She works directly with Mr. Pierry on personal injury,  3rd party cases, hearing loss cases and does everything in her power to make sure that our client's needs are met. 



Sandra G.,

Senior Legal Assistant

Sandra is our lead workers compensation administrator and has been working at the Firm for 17+ years.  She is extremely knowledgeable in all procedural aspects of Longshore and State of California workers compensation claims. 


Elena A.,

Legal Assistant

Elena is our assistant workers compensation administrator and is the newest addition to our team!  She assists the team with filing and serving applications and documents for both State and Federal claims.  She may often be your point of contact when seeking general information on your existing claim, or requesting information on a new claim. 


Bianca R.,


Bianca is our receptionist extraordinaire.  She will most likely be your first point of contact.  We believe her friendly and vibrant personality is a great asset in assisting our clients and responding to their needs.


James K.,

Discovery Clerk

James assists our office and our clients with responding to discovery requests, collecting medical records and any other tasks associated with discovery production.



302 W. 5th Street

Suite 304

San Pedro, CA  90731

Tel:  (310) 834-2691

Fax: (310) 518-5814

FREE  2022 
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