Gary S. Fergus

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  • 535 Mission Street, 14th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
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My experience includes more than 125 weeks of trial in complex high-value cases in federal and state courts and regulatory administrative trials throughout the United States. In 2001, I opened my own practice to help clients resolve complex disputes and to address fundamental civil wrongs. Based near Silicon Valley, I have handled intellectual property matters in different high-tech sectors including telecommunications, wireless technology, security systems industry, and computer software.

Big Firm Experience

Before founding Fergus, A Law Office, at the end of 2001, I practiced for 22 years as a trial lawyer in one of the top 30 national law firms, Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, LLP. I was one of that firm's senior trial partners and managed their largest litigation group while maintaining an active trial practice in bet-the-company cases.

Small Firm Attention

Because I am a sole practitioner, all my clients get the benefit of my 29 years of experience, my attention to their problem and prompt responsive communications. Since opening my San Francisco office, I have represented plaintiffs and defendants at trial or in settlements that resolved complex litigation including intellectual property matters.

Areas of Practice (28)

  • Internet Copyright Law
  • Copyright Infringement (music, literary works, software)
  • Trade Secrets
  • Celebrity Right of Publicity
  • Intellectual Property Infringement
  • Intellectual Property
  • Literary Property
  • Artistic Property
  • Brand Management
  • Intellectual Property Enforcement
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Internet Intellectual Property
  • Proprietary Rights
  • Entertainment Litigation
  • Artists Rights
  • Music Copyright
  • Music Licensing
  • Music Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Entertainment Contracts
  • Copyrights
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Copyright Litigation
  • Software Copyright
  • Software Protection
  • Information Technology Contracts
  • Theft of Trade Secrets
  • Trade Secret Misappropriation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
855-614-4152  Phone
415-537-9038  Fax
University Attended:
Stanford University, A.B., Economics, with honors, 1976
Law School Attended:
University of Wisconsin-Madison, J.D., cum laude, 1979; New York University, LL.M., with honors, 1981
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth, Seventh and Ninth Circuits; 1979, Wisconsin; District of Columbia; 1981, California; U.S. Supreme Court
State Bar of California; State Bar of Wisconsin; American Bar Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association.
Birth Information:
Racine, Wisconsin, 1954
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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San Francisco, California

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