John Ferguson is a partner with the Atlanta law firm, where he represents employers and insurers in workers’ compensation matters. He received his B.A. degree with distinction from the University of Virginia in 1973 and his J.D. degree from the University of Georgia in 1976, where he was research editor of the Georgia Law Review. John is a member of the American Bar Association Section of Tort and Insurance Practice, the Atlanta Bar Association Litigation Section, and the Workers’ Compensation Section. He was the 1989 Chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the State Bar of Georgia. He is also a member of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta, the Defense Research Institute, and the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association. In addition, John served on the Chairman’s Advisory Council for the State Board of Workers’ Compensation for 27 years from 1990-2017.
John has been selected by Peer Review as a Georgia Super Lawyer every year since the inception of the honor, and from 2007 through 2020, he has been selected by Best Lawyers in America (U.S. News). In 2016, John was given The Distinguished Legal Service Award by the Worker’s Compensation Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia. He is a co-author of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Workers’ Compensation Desk Manual Ninth Edition (2014), and has enjoyed an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell for over 35 years. Since 2007, he was selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers since 2011 and Insurance Law since 2024 in Atlanta. John is also a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section.
DEF attorneys John Ferguson and Stephen Graham were speakers at the Atlanta Bar Association’s “Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar.” February 2016.