EMMANUEL FERGUSON, Esq.
In addition to private practice experience, Emmanuel Ferguson served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Charleston location of the United States Attorney’s Office where he litigated cases before the U.S. District court judges and juries. Ferguson worked as an assistant solicitor in the Charleston County Solicitor’s Office, and he was recently appointed by Charleston City Council as a municipal judge.
Emmanuel has experience mediating cases including:
- Tort Law
- Personal Injury Law
- Insurance Defense
- Employment Litigation
Emmanuel is a lifelong resident of Charleston and began his legal career as an Assistant Solicitor for the Ninth Judicial Circuit. As a state prosecutor, Emmanuel tried a variety of cases to jury verdict, including assault, drug trafficking, and murder. Emmanuel also served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina where he continued to litigate criminal cases. Emmanuel entered the field of civil litigation when he transitioned into private practice and worked as defense counsel in the field of employment law. Emmanuel now incorporates Plaintiffs’ issues into his civil defense practice. In 2020, Emmanuel was appointed by the Mayor of Charleston to serve as a judge in the City’s municipal court.
Emmanuel’s mediation practice focuses on all manners of business and commercial disputes. Emmanuel’s style as a mediator can best be described as pragmatic, self-determined, and efficient. He is exceptionally capable with technology and is effective in both in-person as well as virtual mediation.
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE, Political Science and Secondary Education
College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 2007
JURIS DOCTOR DEGREE
Charleston School of Law, Charleston, SC 2010
Member, Black Law Student Association
South Carolina Hope Scholarship
South Carolina Life Scholarship
JEM Academic Scholarship
Academic Achievement Scholarship, 2003
Member, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, VicePresident 2005
Member, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated 2006
Board Member – Compass Collegiate Academy – 2020
Board Member – W.E.H., Incorporated – 2019
Committee Member – Lowcountry Local First – 2021
Board Member – City of Charleston Board of Zoning Appeals, Site Design – 2018-
What is it like working with you?
”People say I am able to convey information in a relatable and understandable
way. I also pride myself for being efficient.“
What do you consider to be some of your unique strengths?
”I am able to quickly and directly identify important issues. People find it helpful when the issue that is important to them is addressed during mediation.“
Are there any special achievements or qualifications that enhance your contribution to your practice areas?
”I think my background as a public school teacher enhances my ability to find creative solutions. I also believe that having practiced law as an advocate for plaintiffs and defendants has given me a unique perspective to address the concerns of all parties in a mediation.“
In general, would you say that you are highly devoted to your career?
”I would say I prioritize my career properly. Family, faith, and honor are the most important things in life. I am devoted to these aspects of life which, in turn, allows me to be highly successful in my career as an attorney, mediator, and judge.“