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Ferguson Law Firm is a Renewable Energy and Government Relations Law Firm which is committed to resolving development challenges efficiently and cost effectively utilizing a multi-tiered approach of law, politics and public relations strategies carefully coordinated and designed to achieve maximum benefits for your project. Ferguson Law Firm is uniquely qualified to craft this paradigm and obtain these results for you and your company.

Our firm has a practice emphasis in the following areas: Renewable Energy - wind, solar, geothermal, gassification, etc.; Government Relations; Solid Waste and Recycling Law; Land Use Planning; CEQA and NEPA; Business and Commercial Law; Real Estate; Fraud and Business Torts. The principal at the Ferguson Law Firm has represented numerous clients before federal, state and local authorities on a wide variety of matters. Mr. Ferguson is a leading national and state authority on distributive generation having testified on numerous occasions before Congressional and California State legislative committees on contemporary energy policies. Mr. Ferguson authored California's landmark Assembly Bill 811, the progenitor of nationwide Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing (PACE) legislation currently adopted in 23 states.

Principle: Jim Ferguson


Press Secretary, Senator Barry Goldwater, 1984-1987; Director of International Trade, Arizona Department of Commerce, 1987-1988; Policy Advisor, Interstate Commerce Commission, 1988-1989; Nielsen, Merksamer, Parinello, Mueller & Naylor, 1991-1993; Slovak & Baron, 1994-1996; Founding Partner, Ferguson & Bernheimer, 1996 to 2007. Principal, Ferguson Law Firm, 2007 to Present.


Mayor, City of Palm Desert, 2000, 2006; Councilman, City of Palm Desert, 1997 to 2010; Chairman and Commissioner, Cove Communities Public Safety Commission (representing the cities of Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert and Indian Wells), 1997 to 2010; Chairman and Member, Board of Directors, Coachella Valley Economic Partnership, 1997 to 2010; Chairman and Member, Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy, 2006 to 2010; Chairman and Member, Palm Desert Planning Commission, 1995 to 1997; Member, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Advisory Committee, 2008 to Present; Member, Riverside County Transportation Commission, 2009 to 2010; Member, Palm Springs International Airport Commission, 1997 to 1999; Member, Lincoln Club of the Coachella Valley, 1995 to Present (Board of Directors, 1995 to 1997); Member, State Bar of California.


Georgetown University, Institute on Comparitive Political and Economic Systems (1983); University of Arizona (B.A.S., 1989); McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific (J.D., with distinction, 1993). Order of the Coif; Order of the Barristers; Traynor Honor Society; Phi Delta Phi. Recipient: Faculty Award, Most Significant Contribution to Overall Legal Scholarship; Member, Moot Court Honors Board Executive Committee, 1993; Two time National Semi-Finalist, American Bar Association Moot Court Competition, 1992 and 1993.

Admitted to the State Bar of California, December 12, 1993.

Admitted to the United States Supreme Court, January 22, 2001.

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Jim Ferguson, Ferguson Law Firm
73200 El Paseo, Ste 2D
Palm Desert, California 92260
(760) 776-8233 phone
(760) 776-8255 fax