Mark A. Ferguson

Partner

Mark A. FergusonPractice Areas

Education Law; Employment Law; Complex Litigation and Insurance Law

Contact

Email: markferguson@gsflegal.com
Phone: 913-661-0222
Fax: 913-491-6398

Experience

Mr. Ferguson focuses on education and employment matters and counsels employers and educational institutions on day-to-day legal issues including the employment-related topics of evaluations, discipline, hiring, firing and non-compete agreements. He has conducted numerous investigations and successfully defended charges of age, sex, race, color, national origin, religious and disability discrimination. Mr. Ferguson has extensive litigation experience defending employers against claims of wrongful termination, ADA, sexual harassment, retaliation and Title VII discrimination. His practice frequently takes him before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Kansas Human Right Commission and he has substantial litigation experience in the State and Federal Courts in Kansas and Missouri, as well as all forms of alternative dispute resolution. Mr. Ferguson is well versed in all aspects of the laws impacting public entities, including open meetings and open records laws. Mr. Ferguson also handles numerous insurance claims and complex litigation related to large loss insurance subrogation, products liability and insurance fraud. 

Education

  • University of Kansas, J.D., 1990
  • University of Kansas, B.S. Business Administration, 1987
  • University of Kansas, B.G.S. Political Science, 1987

Court Memberships

  • Missouri, 1990
  • Kansas, 1991
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Honors and Accomplishments

  • Selected as “Leading Lawyer” in the area of Employment Law by Chambers USA, 2008 and 2009
  • Appointed by Kansas Governor as part-time Special Administrative Law Judge, Division of Workers’ Compensation, 1995-2003.
  • Overland Park Chamber of Commerce Political Education Institute, Graduate
  • Kansas Special Olympics, Board of Directors, 1993-2009; Chairperson, 2004-2006
  • Kansas Inns of Court, 1994-1995; First Place Team, National Outstanding Programming Award; 1995-1996
  • Leadership Overland Park, 1995; Co-Chair and Selection Committee Chair, 1996, 1997
  • Leadership Kansas, 1996
  • Public Agency Training Council, Phase II Fire Investigation Training based upon N.F.P.A. 921 & 1033 (July 2007)
  • Regional Subrogation Counsel (KS & MO) for large losses on behalf of national insurance company

Professional Affiliations

  • Kansas Bar Association
  • Johnson County Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • The Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Kansas School Attorneys Association
  • Council of School Attorneys (COSA), National School Board Association
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)
  • National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), Member
  • Mo-Kan Anti-Vehicle Crime Association
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Insurance Fraud Task Force

 

Listed In Best Lawyers

 

         Chambers USA 2010, 2011

 

10990 Quivira  |  Suite 200  |  Overland Park, KS 66210  |  Office: 913-661-0222  |  Fax: 913-491-6398  |  E-mail: info@gsflegal.com

 


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