Mary Ann Flowers Fergus

Email MeMary Ann Flowers Fergus

Location:
Abilene, Texas
Phone:
325-480-2133
800-860-9481
Fax:
325-692-8107
Email:
I grew up with a Father as a Federal Judge for the Northern District of Texas, and a Grandfather who practiced law for 75 years in Forth Worth, Texas. Since the age of 14, I assisted in all aspects of The Flowers Law Firm, a general practice firm. After graduating from law school, I went into private practice with a firm with emphasis on Environmental Law. I have also participated in many pro bono matters, including the Texas Young Lawyers annual project. I created, founded and raised the seed money for the Abilene Performing Arts Company (non-profit) which has grown to 500 students in 10 years.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Business Entities
  • Oil and Gas Law
  • Estate Planning and Probate
  • Real Estate
  • Banking Law
  • Real Estate Finance Law
  • Water Law
  • Litigation
  • Appellate and Oral Argument at Appeal Level

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1983

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • J.D. - 1983
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award for Family Law
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.A. - 1978
    • Major: Government

Published Works

  • The Signature: Derivative Rights & Copyright, Spring, 2000 & 2004
  • Lessons of Enzo Russo-Italian Art Biography, 2008

References

  • Charles King 325-653-6767
  • Ben Ballengee 405-231-4896
  • Kem Frost 281-923-2252
  • Bill Minter 325-829-0517
  • Steve Hershberger 432-570-4014

Classes/Seminars

  • Panel Speaker, American Society of Portrait Artists, Montgomery, Alabama, 1998
  • American Society of Portrait Artists, New York Metropolitan Museum, 2000
  • Featured Speaker, Metropolitan Museum

Honors and Awards

  • City Host National Defense University, 1996 - 1997
  • Member, Task Force on School Excellence, 2000
  • Founding Member, Abilene Junior Woman's Club, Charter Class, 2008 - 2009
  • International Relief Committee Volunteer, 2007 - 2008
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Family Law, 1984

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The State Bar of Texas, Member, 1983 - Present
  • National Hispanic Bar Association, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts, 1990 - Present
  • Texas State Bar Access to Justice Foundation, Member, 2010
  • Taylor County Bar Association, 1983 - Present
  • Lytle Lake Water Control and Improvement District Board

Past Employment Positions

  • Fergus & Fergus, Partner, 2010-Present
  • Sojourner Drilling 2008 – 2010 In House Counsel, Transactional Matters, Oil & Gas Law, Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, Corporations and related business law matters.
  • 1990 – 2008 Family Law, Estate Planning, Adoptions, Juvenile Law, Trusts, General Civil Practice, Terminations, Name Changes and related Family Law Practice
  • 1983-1990 Wagstaff Law Firm, Associate Attorney

Pro Bono Activities

  • Texas Tech School of Law Panel Speaker, Family & Friends Day, 2012 - 2013
  • Arbitration Competition Judge at Texas Tech Law School, 2012

Ancillary Businesses

  • Pro Bono Copyright Law for Visual Artists - Speaker
  • Published Article, Painting from Another's Photograph
  • American Society of Portrait Artists at New York Metropolitan Museum

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Delta Theta Phi