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. In 2018, he was selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America© 25th edition in the field of Workers' Compensation in Atlanta. John is also a Fellow of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers of the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section.
University of Georgia, School of Law, J.D., 1976
University of Virginia, B.A., 1973
USDC Northern District
Georgia Court of Appeals
Georgia Supreme Court
State Bar of Georgia
American Bar Association
College of Workers’ Compensation Law
Georgia Defense Lawyers Association
Defense Research Institute
Lawyers Club of Atlanta
Georgia Self Insurers Association/Georgia Workers’ Compensation Association
State Bar of Georgia
Atlanta Bar Association
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DEF attorneys John Ferguson and Stephen Graham were speakers at the Atlanta Bar Association's "Advanced Workers' Compensation Seminar." February 2016.