Best Lawyers in America® Honors Durham Attorney Ferguson in Class of 2012

Durham, NC, October 05, 2011 --( Durham Attorney Jay H. Ferguson was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 in the field of: Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law. (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.)

“I am humbled to be professionally recognized by other attorneys for my work in land condemnation cases and look forward to representing landowners for many years,” said Jay Ferguson. “Advocating for landowners in their rightful quest for full and fair compensation when their land is taken is demanding but satisfying.”

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 41,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.9 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Jay H. Ferguson – Durham, NC
Criminal Defense, Eminent Domain, and Serious Personal Injury Attorney
Named to “The Best Lawyers in America”
Named a “Best Lawyer in North Carolina”
Among North Carolina's "Legal Elite"
Honored by North Carolina "Super Lawyer" Magazine
Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Named, “Top 100 Lawyer”

Areas of Practice

Eminent Domain, Serious Personal Injury, Criminal Defense

Jay Ferguson has practiced law in North Carolina since 1990, navigating clients through all aspects of litigation in both state and federal court. Throughout his career Jay has been a staunch advocate for people in need of help, whether they are victims of catastrophic injury or wrongful death, landowners whose property is in jeopardy of condemnation, or people accused of crimes.

Honors and Awards

Jay has been voted by his peers as one of “The Best Lawyers in America" (eminent domain/land condemnation) which is considered to be a singular honor conferred on a lawyer by his peers. He also was selected as a “Best Lawyer in North Carolina” (eminent domain/land condemnation) by NC Magazine, is considered one of North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” by Business North Carolina magazine (criminal defense) and was named a “Top 100 Lawyer in North Carolina” by the American Trial Lawyers Association. Jay is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (personal injury), one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the country. He was honored by North Carolina’s “Super Lawyers” Magazine. He also has the highest peer rating available for legal skills and ethics (AV®) from Martindale-Hubbell, and was named the ACLU-NC Paul Green Award winner for his work on death penalty defense.

Professional Activities
He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (formerly the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers). He is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of North Carolina, the United States District Court for the Middle and Eastern Districts of North Carolina, the Fourth Circuit United States Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Jay is a frequent speaker and writer for continuing legal education seminars throughout North Carolina, training other attorneys in many areas of litigation, including eminent domain, criminal defense, personal injury and legal ethics.


B.S., 1986, Appalachian State University; J.D., 1989, North Carolina Central University School of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court team and Law Review; LL.M. (Master of Laws in Litigation), 1990, Emory University. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thomas, Ferguson and Mullins, LLP
Cameron Knowles