Ownership Partner at the Ferguson Law Firm, LLP
Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Law
Paul “Chip” Ferguson is an experienced and accomplished Beaumont personal injury lawyer who has handled cases across the United States over the course of his career, obtaining numerous record-setting verdicts along the way—including some that have been listed in the “Top 100 Verdicts” list by Verdict Search and “Top 10 Verdicts” by Lawyers USA. His work has led to justice for injury victims and recalls of dangerous products. Mr. Ferguson has had over 60 verdicts and settlements equal to or exceeding $1 million and over 10 exceeding $10 million. He is passionate, dedicated, and committed to serving his community in Southeast Texas with the highest possible standard of injury advocacy.
Passion for Community Involvement & Giving Back
When he is not working, Mr. Ferguson loves spending time with his wife Michelle and their eight children and three grandchildren. He is also highly committed to spending time giving back, serving as the sole benefactor of the Ferguson Sports Foundation, which he also runs. He is the former vice president of the “R” Association, past member of the Beaumont Country Club Board of Directors, and previously served as member and officer of the West End Little League’s Executive Committee. He is also a financial supporter of All Saints Episcopal School, which named its outdoor sports complex in his honor.
His career in NCAA baseball for the Rice University Owls led to his induction in the Rice Hall of Fame and receiving of the Distinguished ‘R’ Award. The university’s press box at Reckling Park is named for him. He gave the single largest donation in school history to Rice’s athletic endowment in 1999, and a matching fund was created using some of these funds for the Gene Hackerman Scholarship for Women’s Athletics. Mr. Ferguson also received the inaugural “Q Award” for his “quality sportsmanship in youth sports. His wife Michelle is involved in Girls Haven, an organization that provides safe house facilities for girls in danger.
Mr. Ferguson is admitted to practice in these courts:
Texas – 1982
Colorado – 1994
United States District Court Western District of Texas
United States District Court Eastern District of Texas
United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
United States Supreme Court
Admitted to practice pro haec vice in numerous federal and state courts nationwide
Background & Education
Mr. Ferguson grew up in Alvin, Texas and obtained his B.A. from Rice University in Houston, Texas before obtaining his J.D. at the University of Houston Law Center. He received his board certification in personal injury trial law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1990.
Accolades Mr. Ferguson has received over the course of his career include:
AV® Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®; 5.0 rating
Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® 2012, 2014, 2016
Named among “Litigation Stars” by Benchmark Plaintiff Litigation
Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Member of the College of the State Bar of Texas
Inclusion in the Texas Top 100 by National Trial Lawyers Association
Inclusion in the National Top 10 by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
Appointed a Member of the State Pattern Jury Charge Committee by the President of the Texas State Bar, 2014
Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
“To be named ‘Lawyer of the Year’ in three separate categories is humbling. I am not aware of any other lawyer in this area being so recognized. I believe this recognition speaks to my entire body of work throughout my legal career on behalf of those who have been injured or taken advantage of by others.”
– Paul “Chip” Ferguson, Jr.
Mr. Ferguson is a member of the following legal organizations:
American Bar Association
Texas Bar Association
Jefferson County Bar Association
International Society of Barristers
Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
American Association of Justice
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Southeast Texas Trial Lawyers Association