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 Testimonials and 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

Associate Attorney

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.

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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