Hunter Ferguson is an associate in the Litigation group. He focuses his practice on commercial litigation and appellate matters of all types in both Washington and federal courts.
Before joining Stoel Rives, Hunter was a law clerk for the Honorable Stephen J. Dwyer at the Washington State Court of Appeals, Division I (2008-2010), a law clerk for the Honorable Sarah S. Vance at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (2007-2008), a summer associate at Heller Ehrman LLP (2006) and a legal intern in the Environmental Section of the Alaska Department of Law (Summer 2005).
- Represents the municipal owner of a railbanked right-of-way in proceedings before the United States Surface Transportation Board and in transactions concerning the right-of-way property.
- Represented a Fortune 500 company in a large product liability case in federal court involving over 100 individual plaintiffs.
- Successfully moved trial court to reconsider its summary judgment ruling in a wrongful death action.
- Successfully negotiated settlement of all claims in an employment retaliation action brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 while appeal was pending.
Professional Honors & Activities
- William O. Dwyer Inn of Court
- "A Tale of Quiet Efficiency: King County's Success with Hybrid Buses," Association for European Transport Annual Conference, Oct. 2012
- "Federal Court Boot Camp: How to Practice in Federal Court," Pincus Professional Education, Dec. 2011, 2012
- "The Complete Appeal: State vs. Federal," Pincus Professional Education, Dec. 2011, 2010
- Volunteer attorney, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
- Volunteer attorney, King County Bar Association Housing Justice Project
- University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 2007
Topic Access Editor, University of Chicago Law Review
Thomas R. Mulroy Prize for Excellence in Appellate Advocacy, 2006
- University of Cape Town, Department of Philosophy, 2003-2004
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar
- University of Virginia, B.A., 2000, with distinction
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- U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Eastern and Western Washington
- U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and District of Columbia Circuits
- Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit