We Help Good People,

In Bad Situations, Every Day

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 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. We use 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 35 years of experience
  • A legal team made up of attorneys, paralegals, and a team of 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
    2013-2018 Clients’ Choice award
  • “To start off, 6 weeks after the supposed crime I committed my fiancée received a call saying I had a warrant issued for me. I spoke to several attorneys before I called The Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm. All of the other offices they basically said, contact us after you made bail. I kept thinking to myself these people don’t care about helping me. Finally I called Claiborne Ferguson and spoke with the paralegal. They talked with me about every detail and I realized quickly I wasn’t being treated like another criminal or client but an actual person. They cared about and wanted to help. Then I spoke to Ramon Damas, one of my attorneys. He was also very interested in my story and my situation and he told me if I choose The Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm that I should hire them prior to going to jail and one of the many benefits was they would do everything in their power to get me out ASAP and keep my family in the loop and they did. Once I finally got my arraignment I got to finally meet Ramon Damas and John McNeil. It seemed like they were more than just lawyers, they cared like family. John didn’t just get me out of jail, he got my bail dropped from $20,000 to being released on my own recognizance. If I hadn’t hired a lawyer at all my bail would have cost me much more than my attorney, well over double. In the end they got all my charges dropped and expunged. They really care came through for me. I could go on and on about how great the entire Claiborne Ferguson Firm is, including everyone from receptionist to Mr. Claiborne Ferguson himself, but I think you get the idea. They’re all great people. Do yourself a favor and choose them like I did. You won’t go wrong! Thanks again everyone at the Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm!”

Our Dedicated Investigative Team

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. Attorney Ferguson is also Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, setting him apart among defense attorneys.

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.

Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Memphis, TN

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