|Roderic G. Ferguson, Q.C., B.A., LL.B., LL.M., C.S.
Mediation and Civil Litigation Lawyer Specialist
Rod Ferguson is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. He graduated first in his class in 1968 (Silver Medallist). He was offered a host of articling positions but chose a very prominent Toronto Civil Litigation (insurance) firm, which he believed would best train him for a practice in Midland, a small town in Ontario, a community like his roots in Fergus, in Wellington County.
Rod was called to the Bar in 1970. In 1972, Rod joined a Midland firm led by Gordon Teskey, Q.C. (now Mr. Justice Teskey of the Tax Court of Canada). Mr. Teskey gave Rod free rein to develop a civil litigation practice based in Midland but which grew to serve a very large geographic area in a score of small Ontario centres. Rod was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1982 and was certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1989. He completed his Master of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2002 in the concentration of Alternative Dispute Resolution (recognizing that there must be better ways to resolve legal disputes that are less costly, less time consuming and less anxiety ridden).
In addition to his civil litigation experience and academic credentials, Rod has been recognized by his peers in the legal profession: he has been elected Bencher (what lawyers in Ontario call the members of their Board of Governors), a director of the Advocates’ Society, and a long time director and member of the Executive of The Ontario Bar Association and The Canadian Bar Association. In 1997 he was awarded the Ontario Law Society’s Bicentennial Award for meritorious contribution to public service. Rod has lectured frequently at continuing legal education programs under the auspices of the Bar Association and the Advocates’ Society and has twice lectured at the Law Society of Upper Canada Special Lectures on the issue of damages (Personal Injury 1988, Real Estate 2002).
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