Michael Ferguson

A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Attorney Michael D. Ferguson has been a practicing trial attorney for over thirty (30) 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

2016 – Elected to Board of Governors Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association

2009 – Elected to the Board of Directors 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

  • 2020 – Westmoreland County Personal Injury 101
  • 2020 – Westmoreland County Criminal Practice 101
  • 2019 – A Review Of Significant Changes To Pa. DUI Law In 2019
  • 2019 – 18th Annual Auto Accident And Personal Injury Update
  • 2019 – How To Handle A Motorcycle Accident
  • 2018 – 17th Annual Auto Accident And Personal Injury Update
  • 2017 – New Changes To The Pennsylvania DUI And License Suspension Statutes
  • 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.

  • Diane Krivoniak, Executive Director of the WBA
    Mike Ferguson has been an annual presenter of approved Continuing Legal Education courses to our 500 plus members since 1998. In fact, no other attorney in Westmoreland County has presented more accredited courses than Mike has. Mike's presentations are always well attended and well received by our members. "Mike consistently grades out as 'excellent' in all categories, including, knowledge of subject matter, preparation and delivery. He's always very straight forward, easy to understand, and he never hesitates to take questions or to stay late to offer advice to our members about their own cases.
    Diane Krivoniak, Executive Director of the WBA
  • Eric Leydig and Bill Shifko,  Jeannette Pa.
    Having both been raised by fathers who were police officers and being familiar with many local attorneys, we did not hesitate to hire Mike Ferguson to represent us when we were involved in a serious car accident. We knew Mike had a reputation for being the best and he didn't let us down. Mike did a super job with our case and we couldn't have been happier with the result. Anyone needing quality legal representation should consider contacting Mike Ferguson.
    Eric Leydig and Bill Shifko, Jeannette Pa.
  • Bradley Smith, Esq. Ligonier, PA
    As an attorney who has been practicing law in Westmoreland County for over 25 years, I know which attorneys are the best in their fields.  That's why I never hesitate to recommend Mike Ferguson to anyone who's been involved in a serious accident.  Mike is widely recognized by his peers as an expert in personal injury and auto accident cases.  I have referred many cases to Mike over the years and he has never failed to produce quality results for our clients.
    Bradley Smith, Esq. Ligonier, PA
  • Timothy A. Fedele, Esq.
    I have referred dozens of personal injury and criminal defense clients to Mike Ferguson over the years with successful results across-the-board. 
    Timothy A. Fedele, Esq.
  • Joseph R. Govi, Attorney at Law
    I have referred numerous personal injury cases to Mike Ferguson over a period of many years, both large and small. Without exception, Mike has brought every case to a successful conclusion. Mike seems to put the same effort into the small, more difficult cases as he does with the larger ones. One case in particular that I referred to Mike involved the wrongful death of an older gentleman. The insurance coverage limits were relatively low and there were fairly complicated subrogation issues involved. In addition, the case involved a family which was somewhat dysfunctional. Mike took the case on and handled it more efficiently than I thought would be possible and brought it to a successful conclusion. Mike is very good about keeping me updated as to the progress of the cases I refer to him and is responsive to any questions or comments that I may have. Mike's reputation as an experienced trial lawyer speaks for itself. When I refer a case to Mike, I have every confidence that the matter will be held in a professional and efficient manner. I plan to continue to refer my personal injury work to Mike in the future.  
    Joseph R. Govi, Attorney at Law
  • Amy Keim, Esq.
    I have known Mike and his family for over 30 years.  We went to law school at Pitt and then started our careers as prosecutors in the Westmoreland County District Attorney’s Office.  From the beginning Mike has been well prepared, diligent in his work and responsible. He is now a seasoned negotiator with a long history of proven results. He is rigorous in his work ethic and straightforward and honest with his clients and other attorneys.  He has common sense and cares about his clients.  
    Amy Keim, Esq.
  • Matt Curiale, Esq.
    I have worked with Mike and referred cases to him to handle for our client's.  Mike always does an efficient job in handling our cases and we hear nothing but good comments from our client's and how glad they were that we referred them to Mike for the various issues which my office does not handle.  We look forward to continuing working and referring cases to Mike feeling confident in knowing that our clients are well taken care of. 
    Matt Curiale, Esq.
  • Sgt. Nunzio Santo Columbo, Latrobe Police Dept.
    Having served as a police officer for over 25 years I have had many opportunities to see attorneys in action both in the court room and behind the scenes.  That's why, when my wife and I were seriously injured in an automobile accident, we hired Mike Ferguson to represent us.  I knew that Mike would achieve the best possible result for us. Mike did a super job with our case and we were very pleased with the outcome.  Anyone who needs an attorney for a personal injury claim or to defend against criminal charges can't go wrong with Mike Ferguson.
    Sgt. Nunzio Santo Columbo, Latrobe Police Dept.
  • George Love, Esq.
    As an attorney who has been practicing law on the Federal, State, and County level for nearly 40 years, I have learned to recognize a good lawyer when I see one.  That's why I highly recommend Attorney Mike Ferguson to any of my clients or friends who have been involved in a serious accident.  Mike's reputation as one of the best personal injury and wrongful death attorneys in Westmoreland County is well deserved.
    George Love, Esq.