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Claiborne Hambrick Ferguson

Criminal defense Attorney at Memphis, TN

4.8   35 reviews

Licensed for 22 years

About Claiborne

Learn Claiborne’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    70%
    Exclusive criminal trial practice. Put the expert to work for you.

    23 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    15%
    Know before you blow!

    22 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Federal crime
    15%
    Call today to find out what you can be doing to lower your exposure to federal jail time.

    22 years, 100 cases

When you come to The Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, you can rest assured that your case is in competent and reliable hands. Attorney Claiborne Ferguson is a Memphis criminal defense lawyer who has dealt with all kinds of criminal cases and is well equipped to support you during this difficult time. Criminal charges are always serious and should never be treated lightly. At the same time, when you have the right attorney on your side, you can face your circumstances with great confidence. Attorney Ferguson has been serving clients for over 15 years. He has a clear understanding of criminal law and wants to help you through this time as swiftly and seamlessly as possible. He has been certified as a criminal trial specialist—a fact which can be of great benefit to you as you seek to combat your charges and have a fresh start at life.* Furthermore, Attorney Ferguson has been commended by Avvo and has received a perfect 10 Superb Avvo Rating. He is associated with the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification and has a membership with both the National College or DUI Defense and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Attorney Ferguson offers unique representation, having previously been trained in technology and medical science. He is competent, knowledgeable, and well equipped to take on your case and support you at this pivotal juncture in your life. Are you facing accusations of violent crimes or theft crimes? Perhaps you are dealing with accusations of drug crimes, DUI, or federal and white collar crimes. Criminal charges of any kind are extremely serious and should never be treated lightly. You can have confidence in the representation you can receive when you contact this law firm without delay and begin down the road to a bright and hopeful future. 

 

*Certified as a Criminal Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

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Licensed for 22 years
State AR
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/07/2022
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/19/2022

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Posted by Duwaine | May 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney Ever
Me and Mr. Ferguson had our first conversation back in November 2010. When it came time to really need his help in May 2015 he was there for me. Mr. Ferguson and his team of Attorneys and Paralegals are professional and sensitive to to their clients needs. I would recommend Mr. Ferguson to anyone that is needing a Criminal Defense Attorney. He is experienced and knows what he is doing. He takes the time to listen to his clients and does he research to do the best job that he can in defending his clients. During my experience with Mr. Ferguson when he defended me in court, it was unbelievable on how prepared he was and how he conducted himself during trial. He was electrifying. I would recommend anyone to hire Mr. Ferguson and his team. Outstanding and a job well done. Me and my family cannot thank Mr. Ferguson enough for his help. Thanks Mr. Ferguson.
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Defense firm!!!!!
I was falsely accused of a crime and John and Hayden were great!!! They were so kind and handled my case with professionalism. Words can't describe how grateful I am!
Posted by Sonny | May 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This Firm will Fight for you!
The Claiborne Ferguson team did an amazing job throughout my entire case. They were upfront and told me exactly what to expect and they delivered. I am beyond grateful to say that the handled my case professionally and got it dismissed and expunged!
Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Completely Satisfied With This Law Office
I contacted Claiborne Ferguson Law Office through their contact form on their website on a Saturday and received a reply the next day. My daughter needed help with a shoplifting charge. Mr. Ferguson had it resolved in less than three weeks total and the outcome was better than I could have ever hoped for. Communication with everyone in the office was excellent, very responsive to questions and helpful in every way. I can't say enough good things about the form and about how relieved we were, not having to deal with the legal system alone. Worth every penny.
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Posted by Wilma | June 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
After Hours
I have heard of lawyers and firms that have a good reputation. I have never experienced one before until coming in contact with Claiborne Ferguson. I contacted him by email about 10:30 pm on Friday with a crisis. I got a response back at 6:29 am on Saturday. I have never heard of firms working outside of Monday thru Friday business hours. I can say this firm does. They went well above and beyond what I expected from any firm. I am well pleased with their prompt responses to my crises situation. He did not stop until everything was taken care of completely. I would recommend him and his firm to anyone that need legal assistance.
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great help!
Without saying what I was accused of...it wasnt a good case. I didnt di it, they believed me and got the case dismissed. Very pleased. It was a long process, would have liked it to have moved faster but they said time is always on my side. Guess they were right.
Posted by Brittany | April 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Company
Everyone in the office was very kind and professional. The biggest strength of this company is that you get a team & not just someone trying to get rid of a case. I was kept informed step-by-step with my case & new information whenever it came up with my case. This is a great law firm & I would recommend this law firm to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Friendly & knowledgeable staff, paired with unbeatable service!!!!!!!
Mr. Claiborne Ferguson has always gone above and beyond to assist me in anyway possible. When asked for advice or contracted for representation he has always offered the upmost expertise required to best serve my needs!
Posted by Tricia | April 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated, Determined,Concerned
Excellence in their field is what we experienced with Claiborne Ferguson and his team. Mr. Ferguson's remarkable discernment of situations and his vast experience and wisdom helped to resolve my son's legal drug issues always with his betterment and best outcome in the forefront. Mr. Ferguson displays professionalism in all his dealings and provides an honest and straightforward assessment of your situation. He showed us concern and determination to help my son in his plight. Having someone of Mr. Ferguson's caliber in your corner, no matter how many court dates or meetings is most comforting. Also, noteworthy mention should be given to John McNeil, whose astute ability to communicate and advise a 20 year old on his best future options is outstanding. Finally, Theresa at this firm should be acknowledged for her professionalism, yet personable ability to handle the many calls I placed to her. Her quality customer service as well as her gift to console and inform was truly appreciated by this Mom who was so worried about her son. Thank God he was in good hands!!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
really went the extra mile for my son
Great office. Great attorney. He helped my son with a drug case and got him the treatment he needed and kept his record clear.
Posted by Justin | March 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding expertise
While looking for an attorney to have my HMVO lifted in Memphis, I ran into The Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A., I was appoint Attorney Ferguson. Immediately I came to the realization that I had found the right place. He was extremely friendly and professional, experienced in his field, and could talk in detail the current statuses and errors involving HMVO cases. Everything went as planned and the HMVO was lifted and could not have been happier with the outcome. In addition, aside from the impressive building they have with a very comfortable atmosphere, he also is located in the perfect location, within a minute's walking distance from the court house. They offer free parking at their lot for people on their court dates with the firm. I highly recommend anyone with any legal issues to come see this local firm in Memphis, TN, I am positive you will share the same experience as I have.
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Posted by Marcus | September 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Noble Legal Service
I live out of town and used their representation. They kept me involved and updated throughout the process. Informed me exactly what was need from me and represented me very well. I very appreciative of their noble legal service and assistance. Highly recommend! Very trustworthy and diligent!!!
Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not guilty!
I was accused of theif of property from a company mr Ferguson and his team worked hard on me case I was tried by jury and was found not guilty by all 12 jurors Mr Ferguson and his team are highly recommended
Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
case dismissed!
I was facing being pit on the sex offender registry after she lied about having sex. Mr. Ferguson and his investigator got her to tell the truth and the state had to dismiss the case!
Response from Claiborne Ferguson June 25, 2016
Hard case. Great work from Black watch Investigation and Mitigation Inc, investigation firm owned by my wife. They did a great job finding the truth, sorry it took so long, the District Attorneys office hates to admit defeat. Good luck and stay out of trouble!
Posted by Quantez | May 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hired him for my son, great result!
My son got arrested for drugs while in college in Memphis. I talked to Mr. Ferguson over the phone and really liked what he had to say. He did what he said, got a great result and my sons record is clean. Highly recommend.
Posted by lee lee | September 9, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr Ferguson
Calls you back fast and answered every question fast. I will be hiring him to represent my husband. He sounds very smart and no the law so I would like to hire someone like him that has knowledge.
Posted by Robert | December 13, 2014
hired him for my son
I know Mr. Ferguson from his reputation as one of the best criminal defense attorney's in TN through fellow lawyers here in Nashville. When my son got into trouble, I hired him and he did everything he promised to protect my son from his own stupidity. If your child is in trouble, you need to hire Mr. Ferguson.
Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2014
I was distraught and scard to death
I am soooo thankful to the Law Firm of Claiborne Ferguson. I called them the day that my incident occurred. Theresa, the legal secretary was extremely empathetic and made me feel protected, comfortable and helped to ease my anxiety. The Law firm is reasonable in cost and I would recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat. My case was dismissed and my charges were expunged. I am forever grateful to Attorney Claiborne Ferguson, Theresa and the rest of their amazing team. Thank you!
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Posted by StillEmployed | August 5, 2014
Everything was on the line....best possible outcome!
Very thorough! Someone was always available to answer my questions and tend to my concerns. I was facing charges that would have cost me my job and professional license. Mr. Ferguson and staff even worked with my employer to help keep me employed while my case was resolved. Thank you all involved for helping save my job, career and my family!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2014
Above and beyond
I recently hired the services of Claiborne & Ferguson and all my expectations were met and exceeded. I would definitely use the services again and I highly recommend this law firm for trial purposes.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2004.

Censured issued in TN, 2004
updated on 09/21/2013

When an attorney is censured it means he or she did something wrong but may still practice law. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Claiborne's comment: “The rules say we can't threaten criminal proscution when clients steal from us. WE FIGHT HARD FOR YOU AND ONLY ASK THAT YOU PAY US. Please dont engage us unless you can afford us, we are experts and it costs a bit more but its worth it. Obviously, I respect the opinion of the TN BPR. they were right, I was wrong!”

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • The Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm, P.A.
  • 1999 - Present

Education

  • Mississippi College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • O’Bannor v. State, 159 S.W.3d 605 (Tenn. Crim. App. 2004)
  • State v. Calabretta (In Re J.J.C.), 148 S.W.3d 919 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2004)
  • In Re D.A.H., 142 S.W.3d 267 (Tenn. 2004)
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Associations

  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - Present
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2010 - Present
  • National College DUI Defense Attorneys
  • 2008 - Present
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2001 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2000 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Executive Counsel Member - Criminal Law Section
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Board Certified in Criminal Trial Advocacy
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2018
  • Top Criminal Defense Lawyers in Memphis
  • Esteemed Lawyers of America
  • 2017
  • 2017 Robert W. Ritchie Service Award
  • Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Outstanding Achievement Award
  • West Group
  • 1998
  • Corpus Juris Secundum
  • West Group
  • 1997
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Publications

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Drafted 10 Ethics Exam Questions
  • 2012
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Drafted 18 Exam Questions for the 2011 Expert Certificating Exam
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • TN Criminal Defense College
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2019
  • TN Criminal Defense College
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2018
  • Mississippi Gun Laws
  • Mississippi Gun Laws
  • 2018
  • Tennessee Criminal Defense College
  • Dynamic Cross Examination and Case Analysis
  • 2017
  • TACDL Annual Seminar
  • Procedural Misconduct
  • 2017
  • Gun Laws in Tennessee
  • Title 2 Firearms: Unique and Misunderstood
  • 2017
  • Gun Law in Tennessee
  • Title 1 Firearms and Their Regulation
  • 2017
  • Advanced Trial College
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2017
  • TACDL Round Table
  • Community Corrections in TN
  • 2013
  • LORMAN - Police Liability
  • Ah Heck! I think I just blew the statute of limitations - Legal Malpractice for Criminal Attorneys
  • 2013
  • TACDL Round Table
  • Bail. Getting it and keeping it.
  • 2011
  • 2009 TACDL Tennessee Legislative Review & Case Law Update, Nashville TN
  • “Legal Ethics and the Internet; A primer on possible ethical liability in the age of FaceBook and MySpace.
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (38)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A very skilled lawyer. I wouldn't hesitate to go to Claiborne if I needed help with a legal issue."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Claiborne is hardworking, smart, and very insightful. We worked together on capital case with difficult facts and the death penalty was not waived. The client received a life-sentence. He is a great teammate and he would be my go-to-guy for any client I had if he/she is alleged to have done anything criminal while in Tennessee. An excellent attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow attorney, if I have a question on a legal matter, this is the gentleman to whom I turn. His creative thinking and trial skills are unmatched. I would recommend this attorney to anyone in need of criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a dedicated attorney that works hard to get his clients the best possible results in their cases. He is well-known and respected in the legal community. I can recommend this attorney for your criminal defense needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Claiborne brainstormed with me on a difficult case, and provided a wealth of information on how best to proceed. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Other
"I have gotten to know Mr. Ferguson through many posts on AVVO. I do not hesitate to endorse him as he gives sound advice on every issue he answers. He is continuous and if I needed a defense attorney in Memphis I would call him first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wouldn't hesitate to call on Caliborne to represent me or a family member. A zealous advocate, highly skilled in the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I absolutely endorse this lawyer. We have handled several matters together and I have had the opportunity to see him in action in other criminal matters. Claiborne has always been a fearless advocate for his clients and is absolutely unafraid to hold the government to their burden."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Claiborne is an excellent criminal defense attorney who consistently delivers results for his clients and I would not hesitate to recommend his firm to anyone seeking professional and aggressive representation on a criminal case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have known Claiborne since law school and we interact on a regular basis in the pursuit of justice for our clients. If you are charged with a serious crime, there is no better Attorney in Memphis than Claiborne."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I consider him a rock star of criminal defense attorneys, a scholar and a gentleman. He does not shy away from hard cases and will take it all the way if need be. His appellate brief writing, research and practice is unsurpassed. He has raised the bar for all attorneys and possesses the qualities to be a jurist, that is clear logic and a tempered demeanor. Plus he provides access to justice for all by remaining reasonably priced."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Ferguson has an excellent reputation for criminal defense throughout Tennessee and I would not hesitate to send any of our clients to him if they faced a criminal charge in Tennessee."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Claiborne is well known in Memphis for Death Penalty defense. If you have need for a criminal defense attorney, Claiborne would serve you well."
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