Paul "Chip" Ferguson
Beaumont, Texas

Paul "Chip" Ferguson is Board Certified in personal injury trial law and has specialized in personal injury and products liability cases over the entire course of his legal career. He has litigated cases across the United States involving diverse matters including industrial accidents, automobile collisions, 18-wheeler liability, automotive products liability, commercial products liability, asbestos and other toxic torts, and general negligence cases.

Ferguson is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, the International Society of Barristers, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Texas Trial Lawyers Association. Ferguson also belongs to both the Texas Bar Foundation and the College of the State Bar of Texas and has been selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, each year since 2003. Chip Ferguson is also rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rank available and a testament to the lawyer's reputation among peers as fellow attorneys determine the ranking.

Ferguson is a former baseball player at Rice University, was inducted into the Rice Hall of Fame as the 2003 recipient of the R Award. He also received the inaugural Q award from West End Little League, honoring his quality sportsmanship in youth sports. The outdoor sports complex at All Saints Episcopal School is named in his honor, as is the press box at Rice University's baseball stadium, Reckling Park.

Additional Contact

Lorilyn Huckaby, 409-838-8864,

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Trial Work
  • Commercial Vehicle
  • Product Liability
  • Industrial Work Site Accidents
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Premises Liability

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1982
  • Colorado, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1982
  • Rice University
    • B.A. - 1979

Honors and Awards

  • Member, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Business, 2003 - 2014
  • Martindale-Hubbell: "AV" Rated
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, US News, 2006 - 2015
  • 2014 Southeast Texas "Lawyer of the Year" for Commercial Litigation, Best Lawyers® in America, US News
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • 2014 Local Litigation Star for Personal Injury and Product Liability, Benchmark Litigation
  • 2013 Local Litigation Star for Personal Injury and Product Liability, Benchmark Litigation
  • 2014 Nationally Ranked Top Ten Attorney Award, The National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • International Society of Barristers
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • American Association for Justice
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Southeast Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Ferguson Sports Foundation, President
  • Beaumont Country Club, Member, Board of Directors
  • "R" Association (Rice Athletics), Past Vice-President
  • W.E.L.L., Past Secretary
  • State Bar of Texas, Pattern Jury Charges - General Negligence and Intentional Personal Torts, Member, 2014 - Present