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Deborah Ferguson, Mediator, Boise, Idaho.

Deborah Ferguson

Idaho Mediation Group
223 N 6th St, Suite 325
Boise, ID, 83702
Tel: 208.345-5183
Cell: 2084842253
Website: www.idahomediationgroup.com
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Recognized to Idaho Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Special Master

Biographical

Deborah Ferguson is an accomplished mediator, having effectively resolved over fifty litigated disputes.  She has extensive mediation training including the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University School of Law, and has been appointed by federal and state courts to serve as a Special Master.

A seasoned litigator with over thirty years of experience representing plaintiffs and defendants, she has handled diverse civil cases, involving complex torts, property rights, civil rights and environmental challenges. Deborah has served as lead counsel in cases of national significance, such as a successful constitutional challenge to Idaho’s same sex marriage ban.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Appellate
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Libel & Slander
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mining
  • Native American
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Personal Injury
  • Postal
  • Probate
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Juris Doctor, Law Review 1986
  • U.S. Department of Justice National Advocacy Center, 1995 - 2011
  • Center for International Legal Studies, Professor Orientation, Salzburg, Austria 2014    
  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of law, 2012
  • Civil Mediation Certification Northwest Institute for Dispute Resolution, 2012
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, 1989


Memberships & Affiliations

  • Idaho State Bar President, 2011
  • Academy of Leadership for Lawyers, Founding Chair, 2011-2015
  • Idaho State Bar Commissioner 2008-2011
  • American Bar Association, Idaho State Bar Delegate 2013-2017
  • American Bar Association,Emerging Member Benefits Group 2016 -2017
  • American Bar Association, Legal Access Job Corps Task Force 2014 - 2015t
  • American Bar Association Committee on Resolution and Impact Review 2013 -2014
  • American Bar Association Law Days, Washington D.C 2010-2012
  • American Bar Foundation, Fellow, State Co-Chair 2010-2016
  • Federal Bar Association, Idaho Chapter, Member 2006 - 2017
  • American Inns of Court, Inn No. 130, Bencher 2005 - 2017
  • Idaho District Court ADR Working Group 2013-2016
  • Idaho Women Lawyers, Board of Directors
  • 2000 - 2012
  • Idaho Supreme Court Judicial Recruitment Committee 2010

Rates Information

$325.00 an hour, shared equally between the parties and travel costs, if any if outside 50 miles from Boise, Idaho.

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