Robert L. Ferguson, Jr.


Ferguson, Schetelich & Ballew, P.A.
100 South Charles Street, Suite 1401
Bank of America Center
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Tel: (410) 837-2200


Robert Ferguson is the Chairman of Ferguson, Schetelich & Ballew and one of its founding principals. He heads both the firm’s construction and insurance defense law groups. He is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, the recipient of the Maryland Bar Foundation’s Special Outstanding Achievement Award for Professional Legal Excellence, and honored by The Daily Record Leadership in the Law award.

Mr. Ferguson’s practice has focused on civil litigation, including construction law, insurance coverage, insurance defense, aviation law, maritime law, transportation law, products liability and professional liability defense.

As an active member of the Bar Association of Baltimore City, Mr. Ferguson has held numerous positions with the Executive Council. He is a past President of the Bar Association of Baltimore City (1998-1999). He served as a member of the Russell Committee (1990-92), reporting on the drug crisis and the underfunding of the courts in Baltimore City. Mr. Ferguson chaired the Bar Association of Baltimore City Committee to form the Baltimore Coalition Against Substance Abuse.

Mr. Ferguson’s extensive trial experience and professionalism have earned him respect and recognition from other lawyers in the community. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. In 1995, Mr. Ferguson was the recipient of The Maryland Bar Foundation Special Outstanding Achievement Award for Professional Legal Excellence. He has achieved an AV rating from Martindale Hubble. He has also served as a Maryland Institute Continuing Professional Education for Lawyers (MICPEL) instructor in Trial Advocacy, Discovery Practice and Motions Practice. He co-authored the Maryland Discovery Guidelines.

Mr. Ferguson has also been active in the Litigation Section of the Maryland State Bar Association and served as its Chairman in 1990. He also served as Chairman of the Pleadings, Motions and Discovery subcommittee, and co-chaired the committee which drafted The Maryland Discovery Guidelines. He has been a member of the Litigation Section Council since 1986.

  • University of Maryland School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1972, with honors
  • University of Maryland, Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, 1968
Bar Admissions
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • Third, Fourth and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
FSB understands the construction industry.  We represent project owners, contractors, professionals, suppliers, insurers and sureties.

Contract Drafting

We regularly work with owners, architects, contractors, and subcontractors to negotiate and draft their construction contracts. We are well-versed with the structure and standard provisions of these contracts – but recognize that each contract is unique.

Design and Construction Litigation

We actively represent owners, architects, contractors, and installers in claims of defective design, installation, or materials involving commercial, residential, and condominium projects. We have extensive experience and proven success in handling claims for property damage, personal injury, and loss of use, in arbitration, litigation, and on appeal.

Condominiums and Homeowner Associations

We represent condominium and homeowner associations in construction and loss matters, to resolve disputes if possible, but aggressively litigate those that cannot be resolved.  We also defend condominium associations in liability claims by third parties, and in disputes with their members.

The firm was formed in 1996, based on a commitment to professional excellence, both in representing our clients and serving your community. You will find these values in everything we do, and in the people who comprise the firm.

A commitment to professional excellence means service to our clients, working in their interests – always. We work with our clients to build relationships of trust and confidence, recognizing that legal cost should be an investment rather than an expense. A commitment to professional excellence means building a team of outstanding attorneys, paralegals and support staff, responsive to our clients’ needs and concerns. We have built a team of experienced, skilled and dedicated individuals, to be knowledgeable in our advice, aggressive in our representation, and always timely in our response. A commitment to professional excellence means service to our community.

The people of Ferguson, Schetelich & Ballew have played vital roles in bar association, civil organizations, charitable organizations, and non-profit endeavors. Our attorneys are recognized throughout the community for outstanding service in these fields. From our offices in Baltimore City, we are able to serve our clients through Maryland and the District of Columbia.