Will Ferguson

“To fight the good fight for people who deserve it – there is no better purpose for a life.” – Will Ferguson

Will Ferguson, managing partner of Will Ferguson & Associates, is a specialist in personal injury law who has devoted nearly all of his 44-year legal career to representing families of people injured or killed through the negligent acts of others.

Will was born in New York City in 1948. He served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force from 1971 to 1976. He was admitted to the New Mexico State Bar in 1974 and practices law in New Mexico's state and federal courts.

Will attended the University of Exeter in Devon, England. He graduated from Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., with a Bachelor’s degree in 1971 and obtained a J.D. degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1974. After separation from the Air Force and a short stint as an entertainment lawyer, Will started his own firm in 1983, limiting his practice exclusively to personal-injury law.

At Will Ferguson & Associates, Will built a firm and a practice that welcomes complicated, complex or unusual liability claims, including mass tort and malpractice litigation. The firm's presence in New Mexico is growing dynamically. He and his wife Sarah, also a lawyer (J.D. Yale, 1993), who is of counsel to the firm, have three children.

An avid sports car enthusiast, Will helped develop Sandia Motorsports Park, New Mexico's largest auto-racing venue. He was a founder of a commercial bank in Albuquerque, Bank 1st, now Main Bank, and he is a principal in Motiva Performance Engineering, an automotive performance shop.

Over his career, Will has litigated or managed plaintiffs' cases involving more than 2,500 personal-injury claims. He is delighted when, on occasion, his trial practice takes him to the classic old courthouses in the county seats of rural New Mexico. He welcomes the chance to personally consult with any claimant or attorney considering a personal-injury claim in any jurisdiction within New Mexico.

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury
Wrongful Death
Trucking Collisions
Auto/Motorcycle Collisions
Pipeline Explosions
Aviation accidents
Toxic Torts
Nursing Home Abuse
Medical Malpractice


B.A. Wofford College, 1971
University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D., 1974 University of New Mexico School of Law
University of Exeter, Devon, England

Lectures / Published work

Lecturer, Bad Faith Claims
Author: “Comment, Traumatic Neurosis: Illuminating Aladdin's Lamp,” University of New Mexico Law Review, May, 1974.

Bar Admissions / Memberships

New Mexico State Bar, 1974
University of Exeter, 1974
American Justice Association
Former member ATLA President's Club
Lawyer-Pilot's Bar Association, (Capt., USAF, 1971-1976).

Link to Will’s lecture on bad faith claims

Bad Faith Claims Lecture

Reported cases

Eighteen reported New Mexico cases, including Houghland v. Grant, 119 N.M. 422, 891 P.2d 563 (Ct. App. 1995) (hospital made responsible for ER Service MDs); Barth v. Coleman, 118 N.M. 1, 878 P.2d 319 (1994) (reasonable expectations of insureds to govern insurance contract); Salzwedel v. Enerpharm Ltd., 107 N.M. 728, 764 P.2d 499 (Ct. App. 1988) (unrelated purpose exclusion to Workers Comp immunity).

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