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Water Law:
Water Law is an emphasis at Ferguson Law Office. We provide high-quality representation of water related issues for clients throughout the State of Montana.  John Ferguson and Graham Coppes have considerable experience working with individuals and groups in complex water cases and with representing clients in adjudication proceedings before the Montana Water Court and before the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC).

As co-founder of the Montana Water Trust (MWT), John served as Executive Director for over six years. As part of his responsibilities, John handled all aspects of the transactional stage (drafting and negotiating contracts), prepared and submitted change applications to the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, and worked with staff to develop and implement high-quality stewardship programs to ensure compliance and enforcement of leased and purchased water rights.

Property Law:

Ferguson Law Office also specializes in real property law throughout Montana. Our attorneys represent individual landowners, family farms and ranches, homeowner associations, nonprofit corporations, private businesses, and public and quasi-public entities. We have handled property issues involving ranch acquisitions, have prepared land use covenants, homeowner association documents, financing documents, construction contracts and other documentation associated with real estate development. The attorneys at Ferguson Law Office have represented clients in a wide variety of matters including but not limited to litigation involving business transactions, construction projects, contracts, easements and rights of way, land use covenants, trespass, and tort claims.

Employment Law:
Ferguson Law Office represents businesses and individuals in employment issues around the Missoula area.  From drafting Employee Handbooks and contracts, to representing individuals for wrongful discharge for employment claims, Ferguson Law Office is versed in issues regarding employment law. In the past, Ferguson Law Office has represented teachers facing discipline or discharge under their applicable statutes and regulations.  Whether it is for an employer or employee, Ferguson Law Office can provide quality employment law representation.   

Construction Law:
Ferguson Law Office represents many clients in construction defect claims and is experienced in drafting contracts to facilitate the client's project goals.  Prior to founding Ferguson Law Office and Montana Water Trust, John was an associate at the Oregon law firm of Bullivant Houser Bailey where he focused on construction law.  Today, Ferguson Law Office provides objective driven representation for all its construction law clients. 

Criminal Defense:
The Montana criminal law system can be overwhelming for people and their families. If you are being investigated by police or have been charged with a crime, it is critical you speak with an experienced Montana criminal defense attorney. Ferguson Law Office provides Criminal Defense representation for felony and misdemeanor level offences. Ferguson Law Office handles cases involving Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Criminal Trespass, Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Intent to Distribute Dangerous Drugs, Burglary, Assault, Theft and other criminal cases.  The attorneys of Ferguson Law Office have substantial experience with criminal cases in the State of Montana while serving as a contract attorneys through the Public Defender's Office. If you are being convicted for crimes in Federal, State, or Municipal Courts in Montana, Ferguson Law Office can help.

Ferguson Law Office, PLLC is located in Missoula, Montana.

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