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  • November 13, 2019

Robert Ferguson, Timothy Dygert Argue Construction Case of First Impression in Maryland Court of Appeals

On November 4, 2019, Robert Ferguson and Timothy Dygert argued a construction case of first impression before the Court of Appeals of Maryland.  The case concerns a critical question of insurance and joint liability that is being watched by contractors, architects, and insurers in the construction industry. The case is Gables Construction, Inc. v. Red Coats, Inc. and concerns a fire in a building under construction that occurred in 2014, and which caused $17.6 million in property damage. Gables Construction (represented by Ferguson, Schetelich & Ballew) was the general contractor.  The construction contract had standard clauses by which the property…

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  • February 12, 2018

Firm News: Schetelich Receives “Top 100 Attorneys” Award, and More

Ferguson, Schetelich & Ballew is pleased to congratulate Firm Principal Thomas Schetelich for being recognized as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Attorneys based on lifetime legal achievement. The award is based on peer nomination and independent research focusing on professional experience, significant case results, client satisfaction, and public service. Mr. Schetelich was honored for his work in business law and business litigation. Earlier in the month, Mr. Schetelich, along with Firm Principal Jocelyn Szymanowski, were invited by the Child Evangelism Fellowship to present at their annual training for staff and volunteers. Mr. Schetelich and Ms. Szymanowski discussed the recent cases…

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  • January 12, 2018

Major First Amendment Win: Court Sides with FSB on Free Speech Case

Richmond – The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, only one step below the United States Supreme Court, sided with arguments made by the Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns’ attorneys, including those from Ferguson, Schetelich & Ballew, P.A., in a major victory for the First Amendment. The case, which pitted the Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns against the City of Baltimore, touched on one of the core principles of the United States Constitution: the First Amendment protection against compelled speech. The City of Baltimore had passed an ordinance requiring the Center to make postings in…

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  • July 5, 2017

Jocelyn Szymanowski Named a Principal of the Firm

Ferguson, Schetelich & Ballew, P.A. is pleased to announce that Jocelyn S. Szymanowski has become a shareholder in the firm. Ms. Szymanowski, named a 2015 Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine and Baltimore Magazine, began practicing law in 2005. She served as the Chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the Bar Association of Baltimore City for the 2015 – 2016 bar year, and sits on the Board of Governors for the Maryland State Bar Association. Ms. Szymanowski has a general practice, with a concentration in taxation, charitable organizations, business, banking and real estate.  She received her Bachelor of Science…

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  • January 25, 2017

Ferguson, Schetelich & Ballew is Pleased to Announce That Jonathan D. Nelson Has Become a Principal of the Firm

Ferguson, Schetelich & Ballew, P.A. is pleased to announce that Jonathan D. Nelson has become a shareholder in the firm.  Mr. Nelson joined the firm as an associate attorney, and was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 2009 after graduating magna cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law and following a clerkship with the Honorable Pamela J. White in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.  During his tenure at the firm, Mr. Nelson has demonstrated a unique and effective synthesis of creativity and tenacity in his general civil litigation and insurance defense practice.  He has garnered the…

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  • May 5, 2016

Robert Ferguson Honored as a “Leader in Law”

On May 5, 2016, The Daily Record presented Ferguson, Schetelich & Ballew’s President, Robert L. Ferguson, Jr. with its “Leadership in Law” award at a banquet in Annapolis. The award honors “active mentors, fostering strong, future generations of professional and community leaders.” Recognizing Mr. Ferguson’s significant and ongoing commitment to the Maryland legal community, as well as a number of other honorees, the Daily Record’s Suzanne Fischer-Huettner said in a press release that honorees “work tirelessly to uphold high legal standards and improve communities throughout Maryland.” The Leadership in Law Award required significant support from the legal community. In support…

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