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
  • “This law firm is top-notch and will go out of their way to make sure that you are treated well and with respect no matter what because it is their job to be your representation in court. I did my homework beforehand and even though they charge a premium for their services they did so because they get results and that's why they are so good at their job. I have no doubt that they will be of great assistance in my case, and they also have their own private investigation team as well a digital forensics teams which will be of big benefit to a lot of people in their cases. I will update this post more after I've had my day in court.”

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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