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John Alan Ferguell

Divorce and separation Attorney at Kent, WA

3.4   5 reviews
Licensed for 26 years Virtual consultation available
Licensed for 26 years Virtual consultation available

About John

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When seeking a family law attorney, there are three important factors to consider: experience, knowledge and cost. My practice is exclusively family law. I am sensitive to the emotional nature of family law litigation and am willing to put in the extra effort necessary to achieve a successful result. I am determined to obtain the best outcome for my clients but not reluctant to discourage expensive and unnecessary litigation or to pursue a less costly means to achieve a desired end.

Licensed for 26 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 05/19/2023
State CA
Status Inactive
Acquired 1996
Updated 04/20/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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John A. Ferguell P.S.
555 W. Smith Street.
Suite. 106
Kent, WA, 98032
John Alan Ferguell
18010 Southcenter Pkwy
Tukwila, WA, 98188
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3.4 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good heart, straightforward, ethical lawyer
John had a free consultation with me and he is honest, ethical and tell me practically what I need to do to keep away my worry. He provided a lot of good suggestions and advice without hiding, so I actually get a lot info from this consultation. Not like some lawyers who asked a lot of questions but didnot provide advice, which kind of waste time and get almost nothing out from the consultation except retainer fee and hourly rate, I get really good legal advice from him.
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Posted by Kevin | July 24, 2014
John Ferguell performs excellently.
Performed excellently over the span of 4 years. I believe that he won over 90% of the time I was called to court. When I did lose he was there to win the appeals. He helped me with a parenting plan as well as gave great suggestions on mediators. When I called or emailed he was there when I needed him and I definitely did not feel like a number.
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2013
Happy Client
John is a great lawyer. Very knowledgeable and empathetic to the moment the client is facing. Impeccable conduct, and does not charge unnecessary fees. While the other party representation was doing extra procedures to charge him up, John kept it simple and straight to what was needed at the time. John got me everything I wanted on the parenting plan. I first asked for a small amount of child support, because the other party was hiding his earning totals from me. John got me a settlement way better than I had in mind at first. I am very happy, and recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Stay far far away
My ex is currently working with this piece of dog you know what abs he has turned her into monster. Filing motions for no reason a s anytime he gets wins of something like the court suggesting I file a contempt motion he dies something else like having my ex not let me see my daughter anymore. They have asked me to do the impossible while working two jobs to pay for everything and support myself. This is one bad guy he will destroy any chance you have at doing what's right or by working together to be good parents. I honestly don't know how he sleeps at night. I will post in every review board I can find I hope ls I can save one couple from using this guy. Negative 10 stars
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Posted by Chandler | March 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not honest with billing hours, strictly about money
I hired John for an excessive amount to stand in on a phone call. All of the necessary documentation was completed and filed. All he had to do was talk for probably 15 minutes or less. He first asked for $3,000 to do this. After negotiating we agreed to $1,000 flat rate for the phone call only. The other party didn’t confirm and the hearing never happened. John than made up hours titled “prep work” took my money and ran. There was no prep, all the documents were prepared and we covered everything in a “free” phone consultation. When I inquired about getting my money back he took 85%. He literally did nothing. I have family in law out of stated and they were appalled by this situation. There’s two types of attorneys: attorneys to make money and attorneys to help people. John only cares about your money.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Foreclosure Mediator
  • Department Of Commerce
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lawrence S. Wallach P.S.
  • 2000 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of David Adalian
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Contract attorney
  • John A Ferguell
  • 1996 - 1997
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  • Dispute Resolution Center of King County
  • Certificate
  • 2011
  • California Western SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Univ of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992


  • King County Bar Association, Family Law Mentor/Mentee Program
  • Mentee
  • 2000 - 2001
  • King County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Neighborhood Legal Clinics
  • Neighborhood Legal Clinic Volunteer Recognition
  • 2014
  • Neighborhood Legal Clinics
  • Neighborhood Legal Clinic Volunteer Recognition
  • 2012
  • Neighborhood Legal Clinics
  • Neighborhood Legal Clinic Volunteer Recognition
  • 2008
  • Neighborhood Legal Clinic Volunteer Recognition
  • Neighborhood Legal Clinics
  • 2006
  • Pro Bono Publico Service Commendation
  • King County Bar Association
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse John
Family Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John is a great attorney. He is knowledgeable, reasonable, and a strong advocate for his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a great lawyer and a dedicated advocate for his clients. He is skilled and straight-forward. You can trust him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation

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Kent Divorce and separation Lawyer John Alan Ferguell
John Alan Ferguell
Divorce and separation Attorney
Kent, WA
Licensed for 26 years
Virtual consultation available