Professional of the Year for 2017 in Defense Litigation: Phillip S. Ferguson, J.D.
|Phillip S. Ferguson, J.D.|
|Current Organization||Christensen & Jensen, P.C.|
|Type of Organization||Law firm|
|Major Product||Legal services|
|Area of Distribution||Utah|
|University/Degree||B.A., Political Science, summa cum laude; J.D., cum laude, Brigham Young University|
|Honors & Awards||"AV" rated, Martindale-Hubbell; Best Lawyers in America, 2008, present; "Legal Elite", Utah Business, 2011-present; "Super Lawyers", Personal Injury Defense, Mountain States Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters), 2009-present; Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America; America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals|
|Published Works||Co-Author, Punitive Damages Compendium, Defense Research Institute, 2009; Presenter, Practicing Legal Ethics in the Electronic Law Office, 2008; Presenter, State of the Law: Controlled Substances as Used in End-of-Life Care, 2000; Author, Ethical Considerations Under the Amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, Utah Bar Journal, 1996; Presenter, Practical Legal Ethics in Utah: Issues and Answers, 1997; Presenter, A Practical Guide to Federal Court Rules and Procedures in Utah, 1996|
|Affiliations||Admitted to practice in all Utah state and federal courts, U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals; Utah State Bar, Litigation Section; Utah Defense Lawyers Association; Utah Supreme Court Committee on Writing Plain English Jury Instructions, Civil, 2003 2015; Litigation Counsel of America; American Bar Association, Litigation and Aviation Sections; International Association of Defense Counsel; Defense Research Institute, ADR, Professional Liability, and Trial Tactics Committees; Utah State Bar Committee on Law and Aging, 1992 2007 (Chairman, 1998 2000); J. Reuben Clark Law Society; Federal Bar Association|
|Hobbies & Sports||Playing with grandchildren, listening to classical music|
|Career Accomplishments||Mr. Ferguson is a Senior Trial Attorney with 35+ years of experience. Although he tends to concentrate on professional liability, product liability, and construction/design professional matters, he also handles complex commercial litigation, including coverage matters and the defense of insurance disputes|
|Work History||32 years at Christensen & Jensen, P.C., including stints as Managing Director and President|
|Children||Adam, Seth, Alicia, Laura|
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