Meet Our Team

Specializing in Criminal Defense to Protect Your Rights

At The Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A., we understand the severity of the situation that you face. Criminal charges of any kind can be scary and serious. If you have been charged with a crime, you need skillful representation and aggressive legal assistance.

We approach each case with the aggressive mindset required to secure a victory and utilize various resources to evaluate your case from all angles and expose any flaws in the prosecution's case.

We operate by educating our clients, building a strong defense of your case, and working tirelessly behind the scenes in order to achieve the best outcome. By choosing to work with us, you can rest easier knowing we are backed by:

  • More than 20 years of experience
  • A legal team made up of attorneys, paralegals, and investigators
  • A team ready to handle both federal and state court proceedings
  • A law firm that focuses exclusively on criminal defense
  • A team backed by a Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

If you have been arrested, contact our firm to schedule your free case review. To learn more, see our testimonials and case results.


Claiborne H. Ferguson

Owner & Senior Counsel

Lead attorney Claiborne H. Ferguson believes total trial preparation is essential for any defense presentation. His mastery of the facts in every case and his knowledge of the law allow him to fluidly execute each trial testimony. His scientific background allows him to effectively control and cross-examine the State's expert witnesses.


Haden Lawyer

Associate Attorney

Haden Lawyer, an associate attorney at the firm, is dedicated to fighting for the rights of his clients. Although he has experience in civil litigation, family law, and immigration, he devotes his entire practice to criminal defense.

Throughout his career, he has represented numerous clients in various courts in the midsouth area and is currently licensed to practice in:

  • Tennessee
  • Mississippi
  • Arkansas

Currently, he is member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and the Federal Bar Association. Before joining the firm, he received his Bachelor's degree from Florida State University and his J.D. from the Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law in Memphis.


John Patrick McNeil

John McNeil joined the firm in August of 2015 after graduating with honors from The University of Memphis School of Law. He received his undergraduate from the University of Memphis with a major in International Business. During his three years in law school, John worked with the Shelby County Public Defender's Office, the Federal Public Defender's Office, and the Honorable Magistrate Judge Tu Pham. Before joining the firm, he worked for Miles Mason Family Law Group here in Memphis. He is licensed to practice law in both Tennessee and Mississippi. He is also a member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. John believes that there are several versions of the "truth" – and then there's what actually happened. No person should be punished based on another's version of the truth.


Christopher Lewis

Chris is an Associate Attorney at the Firm and licensed to practice law in Tennessee. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis, where he majored in Political Science. Chris graduated with his J.D. from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphrey’s School of Law in May of 2017. During his three years in law school, Chris worked with the Shelby County Public Defender's Office; the Office of the Honorable Magistrate Judge Charmiane Claxton; the Crone Law Firm, and with the legal department at MLGW. Chris also served as a member of the Mock Trial Travel Team and the Black Law Students Association at the Cecil C Humphrey’s School of Law. Before joining the firm as an Associate Attorney, he worked for the Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm as a Brief Writer and then as a Law Clerk. He is also a member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Chris brings a new ethics to the firm and believes that solving the hardest problems require the best people, working together with our clients, with the focus on winning.

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