Mediator's Profile

Robert Ferguson

Business Name: Ferguson Schetlich Ballew, P.A.

Mr. Robert Ferguson is the firm’s Chairman and one of its founding principals. His practice has focused on civil litigation, including construction law, insurance coverage, insurance defense, aviation law, maritime law, transportation law, products liability and professional liability defense.

Mr. Ferguson’s extensive trial experience and professionalism have earned him respect and recognition from other lawyers in the community. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. In 1995, Mr. Ferguson was the recipient of The Maryland Bar Foundation Special Outstanding Achievement Award for Professional Legal Excellence. He has achieved an AV rating from Martindale Hubble. He has also served as a Maryland Institute Continuing Professional Education for Lawyers (MICPEL) instructor in Trial Advocacy, Discovery Practice and Motions Practice. He co-authored the Maryland Discovery Guidelines.

Mr. Ferguson has also been active in the Litigation Section of the Maryland State Bar Association and served as its Chairman in 1990. He also served as Chairman of the Pleadings, Motions and Discovery subcommittee, and co-chaired the committee which drafted The Maryland Discovery Guidelines. He has been a member of the Litigation Section Council since 1986.

Additionally, Mr. Ferguson offers his services as a neutral in Arbitration and Mediation, to assist parties in resolving their disputes without resorting to litigation.


  • University of Maryland School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1972, with honors
  • University of Maryland, Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, 1968

Professional Affiliations

  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Maryland Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • Member, ADR Services of Maryland

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • Third, Fourth and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Awards & Honors

  • Maryland Bar Foundation, 1995 Special Outstanding Achievement Award for Professional Legal Excellence
  • Governor’s Citation, 1996 for service on the Governor’s Council for Criminal and Juvenile Justice
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City Charles H. Dorsey, Jr. Mentor Award, November 20, 2007
  • The Daily Record 2016 Leadership in Law award
  • Super Lawyers 2007-Present
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America (2017 – present)

Civic Organizations

  • Baltimore City Drug Treatment Court Committee (Co-Chair 1992 – 2000)
  • Baltimore Coalition Against Substance Abuse (President, 1991-1996)
  • Baltimore Prevention Coalition (Co-Chair 1994 – 1996)
  • The Baltimore Bar Foundation Trustee (1996 – present)
  • The Bar Insurance Trust Trustee (1999 – present)
  • Fellow, Baltimore Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, Maryland State Bar Foundation
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation

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