Robert L. Ferguson, Jr.
Firm: Ferguson, Schetelich & Ballew, P.A.
Address: 100 South Charles Street, Suite 1401
Baltimore, MD 21201
Membership: The Bar Association of Baltimore City (President, 1998-1999; Member, Executive Council, 1991-2002); Maryland State Bar Association (Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution Services; Chairman, Committee on Pleadings, Motions and Discovery, 1984-1
University: University of Maryland, B.S., E.E., 1968, University of Maryland, J.D., with honors, 1972
Admitted: 1972, Maryland; 1985, District of Columbia; 1974, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit; 1992, U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia and Third Circuits
Biography: Mr. Ferguson is the firm's President and one of its founding principals. Since beginning his practice in 1972, Mr. Ferguson's practice has focused on civil litigation including concentrations in insurance coverage, insurance defense, aviation law, maritime law, transportation law, products liability, professional liability defense. Mr. Ferguson's extensive trial experience and professionalism have earned him respect and recognition from other lawyers in the community. He is aBar Fellowship: of the American College of Trial Lawyers. In 1995, Mr. Ferguson was the recipient of The Maryland Bar Foundation Special Outstanding Achievement Award for Professional Legal Excellence. He has achieved an AV rating from Martindale Hubble. He has taught at the Maryland Judicial Institute, and has also served as a Maryland Institute Continuing Professional Education for Lawyers (MICPEL) instructor in Trial Advocacy, Discovery Practice and Motions Practice. He co-authored the Maryland Discovery Guidelines. As an active member of the Bar Association of Baltimore City, Mr. Ferguson has held numerous positions with the Executive Council. He is a past President of the Bar Association of Baltimore City (1998-1999). He served as a member of the Russell Committee (1990-92), reporting on the drug crisis and the underfunding of the courts in Baltimore City. Mr. Ferguson chaired the Bar Association of Baltimore City Committee to form the Baltimore Coalition Against Substance Abuse. Mr. Ferguson has also been active in the Litigation Section of the Maryland State Bar Association and served as its Chairman in 1990. He also served as Chairman of the Pleadings, Motions and Discovery subcommittee, and co-chaired the committee which drafted The Maryland Discovery Guidelines. He has been a member of the Litigation Section Council since 1986.