"That in all criminal prosecutions, the accused has the right to be heard by himself and his counsel."
- Article 1, Section 9 of the Tennessee Constitution
"What good is a right if you hired the wrong lawyer? That's why you should hire a Criminal Trial Specialist!"
- Claiborne H. Ferguson
Mr. Ferguson graduated from Rhodes College (B.S. Biology, 1992) and attended Mississippi College School of Law. While at MCSOL he represented the school in National Moot Court competitions and was on the editorial board of the MCSOL Law Review. He was awarded a full scholarship, was the top December graduate and graduated with honors (Magna Cum Laude) overall. The majority of his practice has been devoted to criminal law and police misconduct (with experience in civil litigation, legal malpractice personal injury and real estate law). He is an attendee of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' "Superheros of DUI Defense" and "Making the Case for Life, VI." His criminal practice has seen him represent clients charged with anything from speeding tickets, all the way up to Capital Murder charges.
Mr. Ferguson is certified as a Criminal Trial Specialist by the Tennessee Commission on CLE and Specialization and certified in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Mr. Ferguson now devotes his practice to DUI Defense and capital murder cases. Both cases require a vast knowledge of science and law. Mr. Ferguson has extensive training in the medical science and technology necessary to defend individuals prosecuted with technology. Without this training, Mr. Ferguson feels that many of the possible avenues of attacking the State's case are overlooked or discounted. The best defense to a technological prosecution is a strong attack on the state's science, whether it be DNA or Blood Alcohol Concentration.
Call Mr. Ferguson today to schedule a free consultation of your case.