Michael Ferguson

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Attorney Michael D. Ferguson has been a practicing trial attorney for over twenty five (25) years.

Educational Background

Greater Latrobe High School                              1979

Bucknell University - B.A.                                   1983

University of Pittsburgh School of Law - J.D.      1986

Professional Work History

1986 - 1989 Assistant District Attorney for Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.

Prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases ranging from DUI to Criminal Homicide. 

1989 - Present - Partner: Ferguson Law Associates.

Engaged in private practice of law limited to Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, and Criminal Defense.

Mr. Ferguson began his career by serving as an Assistant District Attorney for Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, from 1986 through 1989. 

At the request of the Westmoreland County Bar Association, he has presented many seminars and lectures for the benefit of his fellow attorneys in Westmoreland County and beyond.   Attorney Michael Ferguson has presented accredited continuing legal education seminars on topics including wrongful death and survival actions, automobile accident cases, criminal defense practice tips, uninsured and underinsured motorist claims and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Professional Awards and Honors

2009 - Elected to the Board of Governors of the Westmoreland Academy of Trial Lawyers.

2004 - Elected to the Westmoreland County Academy of Trial Lawyers for “Excellence in Litigation.”

2004 - Member - Million Dollar Advocates Club (Membership is limited to trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience and excellence in advocacy by achieving a trial verdict, award or settlement in the amount of $1,000,000 or more.

Seminars and Lectures Presented by Attorney Michael D. Ferguson

  • 2015 - "The Nuts and Bolts of Criminal Defense Practice
    in Westmoreland County."
  • 2015 - "Annual Personal Injury and Auto Accident Update."
  • 2014 - "Annual Personal Injury and Auto Accident Update."
  • 2014 - "How to Present an Effective Closing Argument."
  • 2013 - "An Overview of Pennsylvania's New 'Fair Share' Act."
  • 2013 - "Analysis of Subrogation and Medicare Issues in Personal Injury Cases."
  • 2012 - "25 Things Every Personal Injury Attorney Needs to Know."
  • 2011 - "How to Conduct  Effective Cross Examination in Criminal Cases."
  • 2011 - "Annual Automobile Insurance Update."
  • 2010 - "Personal Injury Trial Tips."
  • 2009 - "Pennsylvania New Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law and Personal Injury Subrogation Update."
  • 2008 - "How to Handle a Car Accident Case from A - Z."
  • 2007 - "Auto Law and Personal Injury Update."
  • 2006 - "Overview of Wrongful Death and Survival Actions."
  • 2005 - "Understanding and Analyzing Automobile Insurance Policies and Coverages."
  • 2004 - "Analysis of Pennsylvania's New Driving Under the Influence/Driving After Imbibing Statue."
  • 2003 - "Understanding and Addressing Subrogation Issues in Personal Injury Claims."
  • 2003 - "Criminal Defense Basics."
  • 2002 - "How to Handle an Auto Accident Case."

Bar Admissions

1986 - Admitted to practice in all Pennsylvania Courts by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
1986 - Admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Professional Memberships

Member - Pennsylvania Bar Association.
Member - Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.
Member - Western Pennsylvania Trial lawyers Association.
Member - Westmoreland County Bar Association.
Member - Westmoreland Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Member - Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Community Service

2005 - Present - Board of Directors of the Latrobe Foundation.
2004 - 2006 - Commissioner - Latrobe-Unity Parks & Recreation.
2005 - Named a Paul Harris Fellow by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
2000 - 2004 - President - Unity Township Parks & Recreation.
1995 - President of East High Acres Civic Association.
1993 - 1994 - President of Latrobe Rotary Club.
1991 - President of Charter Oak Civic Association.
1989 - 1990 - Chairman of Charter Oak United Methodist Church Ministry Council.
1986 - Named one of the Outstanding Young Men of America

Personal

Mr. Ferguson and his wife, Pamela H. Ferguson, Esq.  are the proud parents of three daughters, Kelly, Katie,  and Lindsey.

Service Area

Attorneys providing a wide range of services, Ferguson Law Associates assist clients throughout Westmoreland, Allegheny, Somerset, and Indiana Counties.  Communities served include the towns of Apollo, Delmont, Derry, Donegal, Greensburg, Harrison City, Irwin, Jeannette, Latrobe, Ligonier, Mt. Pleasant, Murrysville, New Alexandria, North Huntingdon, Penn Trafford, Scottdale, Youngwood, and more.  Also serving Pittsburgh, including Monroeville, McKeesport, and Penn Hills in Allegheny County.  In Indiana County: Blairsville, Saltsburg, and more.

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