Meet Our Team
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, then you may be looking
for skillful representation that can provide you with the aggressive legal
assistance that you need. Not only do we approach each case with the aggressive
mindset required to secure a victory but we also utilize various resources
such as our skilled team of paralegals and investigators in order 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 will have access to more
than 20 years of experience; a legal team made up of attorneys, paralegals,
and investigators. You should arm yourself with a law firm that focuses
exclusively on criminal defense. Attorney Ferguson is certified as a Specialist
in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, which
means that he understands the law better than most and he can bring an
element of expertise to your case that few other firms can offer.
Let Us Fight For You
Our team of professionals work with our clients from start to finish of
their cases in order to pursue the best possible outcome and fight for
our clients' goals and desires. We care about our clients and we care
about helping them navigate through a criminal system that is designed
not to care. We handle both federal and state court proceedings, so you
can be sure that, regardless of the venue, you can count on us for the
representation that you need. We have more than 20 years of experience
and a long history of success. See our
Case Results. We offer a free case evaluation so that you may obtain advice and information
regarding your case before making any commitment.
Contact our firm today to discuss your criminal charges and to learn more about how we
can help you.
Claiborne H. Ferguson
Owner & Senior Counsel
Lead attorney, Mr. Claiborne H. Ferguson, believes that total trial preparation
is essential for total trial presentation. His mastery of the facts and
law of the case allow him to fluidly move with the ebbs and flow of trial
testimony, while his scientific background allows him to effectively control
and cross-examine the State's expert witnesses.
He seamlessly weaves his theme and theory into every aspect of the trial
presentation, until close where he is able to invoke empathy and, sometimes,
sympathy for the client.
Additionally, Mr. Ferguson believes that trial work in as much an Art as
a Science. Law School taught the science of law, but only intense trial
work can forge the understanding of the Art of Advocacy.
Haden Lawyer is an associate attorney at 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. He has been practicing law since 2007 and is
licensed to practice law in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. Haden
has experience in many areas of the law, including civil litigation, family
law, and immigration, but now devotes his time to criminal defense. Haden
has represented numerous clients in various courts in the midsouth area.
A member of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and
the Federal Bar Association, Haden is constantly striving to improve his
representation of his clients.
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.
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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