Tamra B. Ferguson, Associate

Tamra joined Gilbert LLP in Fall 2015. Her practice focuses on complex litigation, insurance recovery, dispute resolution, and corporate bankruptcy and insolvency matters. Prior to joining the firm, Tamra was an associate at a large international firm, working primarily on complex litigation matters. Tamra has an active pro bono practice, which has included helping disabled clients obtain Social Security benefits, assisting a non-profit that helps single mothers to find stable housing and employment, representing a man in federal prison in a civil rights abuse case, and helping a Native American tribe seek protection of sacred lands.

Representative matters

  • Representing former installer of asbestos-containing insulation in suit to obtain insurance coverage for personal injury claims.
  • Assisted government subcontractor in protecting technology-based trade secret.
  • Represented major financial institution in securities-related litigations in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Defended property owner in multi-million dollar adversary proceeding in bankruptcy court
  • Second-chaired a two-week, multi-million dollar trade secret jury trial
  • Defended banks and other financial institutions in several mortgage- and mortgage-backed securities litigations
  • Assisted in multi-party insurance recovery litigation
  • Lead associate on multi-national, multi-million dollar construction arbitration

Before entering law school, Tamra worked as a project manager for a major health insurance company, and as a financial director for a non-profit that runs small residential facilities for adults with intellectual disabilities.

Education

  • 2008 – J.D., American University, Washington College of Law
    • Magna cum laude; Order of the Coif
  • 1998 – B.S., Univeristy of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Bar Memberships

  • Virginia*
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • *Not admitted in DC. Directly supervised by principals of the Firm.
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