Joshua G. Ferguson

Partner

Philadelphia (East), PA | New York City, NY | Newark, NJ
D 215.279.8086
jferguson@fmglaw.com

Education

  • J.D., Widener University School of Law, cum laude
  • B.S., Old Dominion University, Honors Program
Overview

Josh Ferguson is a Partner in the Philadelphia office and is Vice-Chair of the firm's Products Liability and Retail, Hospitality and Beverage national practice teams. He is a highly experienced attorney with an array of experience in high exposure tort, construction, environmental and commercial dispute cases.

Mr. Ferguson is an experienced trial lawyer, including in the defense of complex, multiparty litigation, class actions and federal court MultiDistrict Litigation (MDL). Mr. Ferguson is a leader of the firm’s PFAS Litigation Team and the Class Action Team and a frequent lecturer on the potential health effects, hazards and litigation alleged to result from Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) exposure as well as other environmental litigation. He is a lead counsel for the firm’s client in the MDL alleging PFAS environmental and injury claims arising from fire-fighting equipment and fire-suppressing foam pending in Charleston, South Carolina federal court, known as the Aqueous Film-Forming Foam (AFFF) MDL.

Mr. Ferguson’s Tort and Catastrophic Loss practice includes defense of premises liability, transportation, product liability, toxic and mass tort claims.

In the transportation area, he has litigated cases involving personal and commercial vehicles, including trucking and motor coach claims. Further, Mr. Ferguson has a rapid response team in place to respond to emergencies and catastrophic events.

Mr. Ferguson’s Construction and Design Law practice includes defense of commercial and residential construction defect claims and environmental litigation, including Multi-District Litigation claims. Mr. Ferguson’s Commercial Litigation/Directors & Officers practice includes contract dispute claims and corporate litigation.

Mr. Ferguson serves as general counsel for a wide variety of businesses, including those in the construction, snow and ice management, power sweeping, landscaping, and property management industries. Mr. Ferguson regularly advises clients on pending legislation at the Federal and State levels. He has drafted legislation on behalf of various industries, and has been asked to speak in Washington, D.C. and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania before Committees.

Mr. Ferguson also has experience defending employment discrimination and harassment claims, ADA claims, and disputes surrounding employment agreements. He also has defended claims against homeowner’s associations and community associations.

He has presented seminars and has been a keynote speaker at events throughout the United States on First-Party and Third-Party automobile insurance, contract review/creation/negotiation, risk management, environmental claim trends and handling, bad faith claims and general claims handling. Josh has appeared on a variety of radio and online programs and has published articles in diverse legal and trade association publications. Josh also serves as an Arbitrator/Mediator in Pennsylvania.

Mr. Ferguson lives with his wife and daughter in Philadelphia. He is a volunteer attorney at Support Center for Child Advocates.

Bar Admissions

Maryland

New Jersey

New York

Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Affiliations
  • Accredited Snow Contractors Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • National Association of Landscape Professionals
  • Philadelphia Association of Defense Counsel
  • The Lawyers Club of Philadelphia
Client Successes
Awards and Recognition
  • 2004 Hugh B. Pearce Mock Trial Competition Winner
  • 2015 Accredited Snow Contractors Association Special Recognition Award