Robert L. Ferguson Jr.
President and Shareholder
Ferguson, Schetelich & Ballew P.A.
“A commitment to professional excellence” is the motto for the Baltimore-based Ferguson, Schetelich & Ballew P.A. The same saying can be used to describe its president and shareholder, Robert L. Ferguson Jr.
He is involved with many organizations dedicated to making the legal field better, including as chairman of the Court of Special Appeals Character Committee for the 6th Appellate Circuit and the Maryland State Bar Association’s Special Committee on Professionalism.
Ferguson first became active with his profession in 1990 when he was asked by David W. Skeen, then-Bar Association of Baltimore City president, to serve as a member of the Russell Committee – a group dedicated to study and report on the drug crisis and underfunding of the city courts.
“I met and worked with some extraordinary people and learned how rewarding it can be to work on such a project of such importance to my profession and my community,” he said.
The Committee led to the formation of the Baltimore Coalition Against Substance Abuse Inc. and a drug treatment court in the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City. Ferguson counts working on the committee as his most significant professional accomplishment to date.
Ferguson founded his firm in 1996, and his practice centers on civil litigation, including concentrations in insurance coverage and defense, aviation, maritime and transportation law, and products and professional liability defense. With a focus on trial work, he enjoys taking on interesting cases and the ability to aide clients out of stressful situations and issues.
“I like helping people and the challenge of the work,” he said.