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Ferguson Law’s week – three trials, three counties, three wins

Attorneys & Judges

By David Yates | Sep 30, 2019

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BEAUMONT – With other area law firms struggling to find courtroom victory, The Ferguson Law Firm continues its streak of courthouse success. In one week in August, the firm deployed three different lawyers to three different counties, and all brought back wins in motor vehicle cases.

Here in Beaumont, Ferguson Law partner Mark Sparks started the week with a $115,000 win, nearly quadrupling the defendant’s insurance company’s pre-trial offer, according to a firm press release. 

“It was a tremendous week for our law firm,” Sparks said. “I am particularly happy to have gotten such an outstanding result for my clients here in Beaumont. They are good people and well-deserving. We will not let some insurance company dictate to us what the value of our clients’ injuries are. Low-ball tactics may work with others but not here. They built the courthouse for justice and we aim to get it.”  

Sparks’ verdict came on the heels of his multi-million “in trial” settlement just a few weeks earlier. 

Up the road in Jasper County, Larry Hunter provided more of the same – beating the insurance company’s offer to secure the firm’s second win of the week.  Hunter’s Jasper County verdict was his second such verdict in less than a month, having found success earlier with a Jefferson County jury. 

“Our clients rely on us to prepare and present their case,” Hunter said. “Each one is different. I try to communicate each person’s own story, so the jury knows the case is about real people with real problems.  That continues to work.”    

But, the biggest winner came from Austin where Tim Ferguson beat the defendant’s offer by $100,000 in securing a $133,000 win in Travis County. There, his client’s case was complicated by several unrelated medical issues.  

“The defendant hired a medical expert, brought him to trial and I had to cross-examine him,” Ferguson said. “The jury’s verdict tells me that his testimony carried little weight. More importantly, the client felt vindicated. Here, the other side minimized this young lady and her injury. The case became one that was about validating her and what she went through. That happened.  

“The jury exceeded her expectations and for that I am more than grateful. It was a hard-fought case.   was out-of-town, in a different venue and with a judge I had never appeared before.  Opposing counsel was from Austin, the defendant was from Austin – a lot would have seemed to be against us but we stood our ground and won. I am very happy with the outcome.”   

The unmarked ‘three wins in a week” simply continues the Ferguson Law Firm’s ongoing record of success, the release states. Of course, no win in 2019 has been bigger than managing partner’s Chip Ferguson’s $28 million win in June. 

When asked, Chip Ferguson said, “We continue to have success. There is a simple reason for that: hard work and commitment to fairness.”  

Continuing with the firm’s stated goal of justice one-case-at-a-time, Ferguson added, “I know the big number ($28 million) was an attention getter but that misses the point. We are proud of all of these. They are each equally good because they reflect full recoveries for each of our clients in their individual cases. That has always been, and will always be, our goal.” 

The Ferguson Law Firm continues its representation of those injured or damaged by corporate wrongdoing, the release states. The law firm’s principal office remains in Beaumont, Texas.

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