Deborah A. Ferguson
Deborah Ferguson is an accomplished litigator with 30 years of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex civil cases. Ms. Ferguson has served as lead counsel in cases of national significance, such as a successful constitutional challenge to Idaho’s same sex marriage ban.
Her diverse litigation practice includes civil rights and constitutional cases, environmental federal challenges, complex torts and property rights. She has extensive experience litigating federal and state statutes, and has been appointed by federal and state courts to serve as a Special Master to resolve discovery disputes.
Ms. Ferguson is engaged in significant professional activities and has been recognized by her fellow attorneys, serving as an Idaho State Bar President in 2011, and a Bar Commissioner from 2008-20011. She is also the founding Chair of the Idaho Academy of Leadership for Lawyers.
Idaho Women Lawyers recently honored Ms. Ferguson with their highest tribute, the Kate Feltham Award, a tribute to individuals who have made extraordinary efforts to promote equal rights and opportunities for women and minorities within the legal profession and justice system. She was also the recipient of the Federal Bar Association Idaho Chapter's 2013 Exemplary Service Award, and the ACLU of Idaho's Dave Judy Civil Rights Service Award in 2015, along with her partner, Craig Durham.
She is frequently requested to speak on legal topics, and has published numerous articles. In addition, Deborah is available as an experienced mediator effectively resolving many litigated disputes.
She has extensive mediation training including the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law. For more information about Deborah's dispute resolution practice, see IdahoMediationGroup.com