ANDREW FERGUSON

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Direct: 617.988.8039

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Andy has over 20 years of trial practice and litigation experience and concentrates in the defense of matters involving professional liability, construction defect, construction work site accidents, products liability, premises liability, personal injury, employment and contract disputes.  He has achieved successful results for his clients in both State and Federal Court trials.

 

Andy currently serves as President of the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association and has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association since 2012. He also is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) Construction Law Steering Committee where he currently serves as Vice-Chair of its Annual Program.  He is also a member of DRI’s Professional Liability and Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committees.  He is currently serving a three-year term as a member of the Joint Bar Committee on Judicial Appointments which reviews, evaluates, votes and reports on the qualifications of individuals under consideration for all judicial and clerk-magistrate appointments to all Massachusetts courts.  Andy is a trained mediator, having completed forty hours of mediation training in accordance with M.G.L. c.233 Section 23C. Andy also holds a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) designation from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

Education:

Colgate University, 1991
Albany Law School of Union University, JD, with honors, 1994

Bar Admissions:

Massachusetts, State and U.S. District Court

New York, State and U.S. District Courts

New Hampshire, State and U.S. District Court

Rhode Island, State and U.S. District Court

Honors and Membership:

Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island State Bar Associations
Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association

Board of Directors 2012-present, Treasurer (2015-16), Secretary (2016-17), VP (2017-18), President (2018-19)

Defense Research Institute

Member, Construction Law Steering Committee

Chair, Construction Law Worksite Accident Substantive Law Group (2016-17)

Program Vice Chair (2018-present)

Member, Professional Liability Committee

Member, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee            

Defense Counsel of Rhode Island

Joint Bar Committee of Judicial Appointments

Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)

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