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About Me

When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my wife, daughter and dogs, playing sports, riding my Harley, reading and playing video games. 


I'm a diehard JMU fan and I have a love-hate relationship with the Miami Dolphins.  


Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    9 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    8 years
  3. Family: 10%
    4 years
  4. Debt Collection: 10%
    8 years
  5. Landlord & Tenant: 10%
    8 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Ryan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brett Bailey Thompson

    Ryan Ferguson is a premier attorney and an example of everything that is right with the Virginia Bar today. He is professional, hard working, detail oriented, and passionate about his clients and their legal needs. Despite the stressful demands of his profession, Ryan remains personalble, friendly and out going at all times. He is respected amongst his peers and is known as a fierce but fair litigator.


    Brett Thompson Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Bischoff Martingayle, P.C.

3704 Pacific Avenue
Suite 300
Virginia Beach, VA, 23451

Bischoff Martingayle, P.C.

34 Market Street
Onancock, VA, 23417



VAAuthorized to practice law200611/29/2012

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising Star: Business LitigationLaw & Politics Magazine2013
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2013
Rising Star: Business LitigationLaw & Politics Magazine2012
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2012
Rising Star: Business LitigationLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2011
Rising Star: Business LitigationLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Rising Star: Business LitigationLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerBischoff Martingayle, P.C.2013 - Present
AssociateKaufman & Canoles, P.C.2007 - 2013
Assistant Commonwealth's AttorneyOffice of the Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach2006 - 2007
InternOffice of the Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach2003 - 2005
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Virginia Beach Bar Association, Mentor CommitteeChair2013 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Virginia Beach Bar Association, Pro Bono CommitteeChair2010 - 2013
Virginia Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Regent University School of LawN/AJuris Doctor2005
James Madison UniversitySports ManagementBachelor of Science2001