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Elizabeth J. Ferguson | Attorney at Law in San Angelo, TX 2017-06-05T14:40:13+00:00

About.

Elizabeth Ferguson pursued a career in law because she wanted to help real people with real problems. Raised in a small town environment, Elizabeth was taught the value of hard work, determination, and fairness in helping others.

After graduating high school, Elizabeth attended the University of Colorado at Boulder where she earned her degree, a bachelor of science, in journalism. Elizabeth’s early interest in the law came when she took a sex discrimination class as an undergraduate at CU. She decided then and there that with a career in law she could advocate for fairness and justice for the disenfranchised.

Elizabeth went on to pursue a law degree at New York Law School. Her commitment to her studies paid off as she graduated with honors, cum laude, at the top of her class.

Upon completing law school, Elizabeth practiced in New York City before eventually returning to Texas to pioneer a county guardianship law program. She is now in private practice in San Angelo, TX.

Whether it’s practicing law or teaching law in the classroom, Elizabeth is committed to the message that through the legal system a lawyer can help folks stand up for themselves and be made whole again in the face of an injustice.

Areas of Practice

Guardianships
Criminal Misdemeanors
Mental Health Law
Business Law (including business entity formation)
Family Law
Real Estate
Oil & Gas
Wills & Trusts
Contract Law
Social Security
Education & Experience

Education & Experience

Elizabeth is an experienced teacher and has a full service legal practice in San Angelo, TX.
01. EDUCATION.

New York Law School, New York, NY February 2012, Juris Doctor, cum laude
Activities: Justice Action Center, Affiliate
Publications: “Voluntary Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalization: ‘Voluntariness’ and Punishment”
Justice Action Center Student Capstone Journal
University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO August 2007
Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Advertising major, Political Science minor

02. LEGAL EXPERIENCE.

Tom Green County, San Angelo, TX
Guardianship Investigating Attorney

  • Maintained high quality investigations of cases to complete legal proceedings for the protection of incapacitated persons.
  • Filed applications for guardianship of incapacitated persons and represented the best interests of said persons in hearings conducted in county court.
  • Analyzed and applied statutory restrictions on guardianship and determined if new cases met the Texas Estates Code standards.
  • Collaborated with guardianship taskforce and county commissioners to analyze and address guardianship issues facing the community.
  • Taught and implemented procedures to maintain court visitor program to protect existing wards and maintain court actions to successfully protect wards from non-compliant guardians.
  • Established creative procedures to manage increasing caseload within budgetary constraints.

Pantano & Gupta, LLC, New York, NY
Law Clerk

  • Drafted summons and complaints, answers, orders to show cause, oppositions, affidavits and retainer agreements for a general litigation firm.
  • Reviewed and edited business contracts and assisted with business licensing cases.

Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund, New York, NY
Graduate Law Clerk

  • Researched and wrote memoranda on how to challenge state administrative regulation that discriminates against transsexuals in obtaining medical insurance coverage through a small business.

Mental Hygiene Legal Service, First Judicial Department, New York, NY
Legal Intern

  • Researched and wrote memoranda on confidentiality in group therapy setting when a treating therapist is an expert witness against patient in proceeding for sex offender management and treatment.
  • Researched and wrote memoranda on sex offender entitlement to bifurcated trials.

MFY Legal Services, Inc., Mental Health Law Project, New York, NY
Legal Extern

  • Drafted pre-hearing memoranda for Social Security Administration hearings regarding denial of benefits.
  • Assisted in drafting proposed legislation enabling the indigent, mentally ill to obtain free copies of medical records.
03. LAW SCHOOL EXPERIENCE.

Professor Nadine Strossen (Former President, American Civil Liberties Union)
Research Assistant

  • Researched First Amendment issues, including college and university campus hate speech codes and international legislation and treaties regulating speech abroad.
  • Assisted marking and grading law students’ final exams.
04. BAR ADMISSIONS.

Texas State Bar (2013) |New York State Bar (2012)

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LET’S TALK.

Elizabeth is here to help with all your legal needs. Licensed in both Texas and New York, she would love to hear from you..

“When I needed help and did not know where to start , she came through. From the very beginning when I called to when my case was resolved, everything was in place and ready to go quickly and efficiently.”

Simon M.

“Libby provided her services to my family in a time of great stress with such compassion and professionalism. Her services were prompt and complete! I highly recommend The Law Offices of Elizabeth Ferguson for all your legal needs!”

Annetta G.
Law Office of Elizabeth J. Ferguson
610 S. Abe St, Suite C
San Angelo, TX 76903
(325) 655-8574